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Flush all onsite plumbing systems when reopening

As commercial establishments (retail stores, restaurants, etc.) and rental properties (hotels, condos, beach homes, etc.) begin to reopen in our area, the city of North Myrtle Beach requests that these water customers completely flush their onsite plumbing system. All internal plumbing lines (i.e. hot and cold water piping), water heaters, faucets and fixtures within these facilities should be flushed to purge water that may have become stagnant after low or no usage. Stagnant water can lead to poor water quality and low levels of disinfectant in the water. Disinfectants are necessary to keep the water safe for consumption. Please be …

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Have a Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday to all you wonderful MOTHERS everywhere!!!Dick BLACKBURN enjoying raising his duck family???Edith Ann PHILLIPS always doing an excellent job for the city…A very happy 20th wedding anniversary is being wished for Kathleen and Wayne DAYVAULT today as they celebrate this special occasion…A very happy birthday to Jean DOZIER on Wednesday, May 13, from your many friends…Kayla RACKLEY and Jennifer REED at Hearing by Design always helping their clients with their needs…Frances PELLETIER wishing news staff all the best…Horry County Schools making sure all high school GRADUATES are honored and celebrated for all their …

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Frances PELLETIER loving this community of North Myrtle Beach because everyone is so friendly and it’s not everywhere that one can wave to all and get a wave and/or smile making this a slice of heaven on earth!!!The Hershey Company delivered more than 150 cases of candy last Tuesday to TIDELANDS HEALTH to uplift the spirits of the team…Happy birthday to Dawn SMITH, Gail ELLIOTT, Laura SARVIS, Cory KEIBLER, Stormie Skye GRAY, Tom O’DARE and Kayla RODDY…Anniversary wishes to Pat and Larry McCASKILL and Chris and Tracy HUGGINS…Bill LAMONTE checking in to see how his favorite media team is doing …

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Schools are to remain closed for rest of year

By Ruben Lowman and Andrea Maestre Gov. Henry McMaster made the announcement last Wednesday that all K-12 schools in the state will be closed for the remainder of the school year. The governor, accompanied by State Superintendent Molly Spearman, decided to extend his previous executive orders closing schools through March and April in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. “The decision we have made after much consultation with a comprehensive group of people, including parents and teachers, administrators, health experts and otherwise, we decided not to reopen schools for the rest of the school year,” McMaster said. The governor …

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Mayor, council create COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

By Pat Dowling The North Myrtle Beach COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force formed by the mayor and City Council on April 20 met for the first time on April 21. Listen to the complete meeting recording at https://youtu.be/nAA0barN9qg. The members of the task force and the categories they are involved in are Mendel Bell (medical spa and interactive media), Frank Boulineau (retail), Brandon Cox (vacation rentals), Jim Eggen (accommodations), Johnathan Fussell (hospitality), Joe Gosiewski (residents), Chad Hatley (development, motels and the Grand Strand Business Alliance), Cheryl Kilday (North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce & CVB), Mike Mahaney (city), Jeff Martini …

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Governor’s Executive Order is extended through May 12

On April 3, 2020, the City of North Myrtle Beach adopted an Emergency Ordinance prohibiting short-term rentals and long-term rentals through April 30, 2020. However, on April 3, 2020, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued Emergency Order Number 2020-19 prohibiting short-term rentals to persons from New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut and other areas “with extensive community transmission of COVID-19.” This Order, recently extended by the Governor on April 27, 2020, through May 12, 2020, specifically provides that the Governor’s Order supersedes and preempts the City’s Emergency Ordinance as it pertains to short-term rentals. Therefore, the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-19 …

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Some Little River organizations honor their health care heroes

Food Lion in Little River provided a substantial amount of food and treats to the health care drive. From left to right are Paula Yanis, Cheryl Korzik and JoAnn Stevens from Rotary and staff employees at Food Lion. Food Lion is a strong supporter of food for the needy in this community. A box lunch for 50 staff people at Tidelands in Little River was prepared and delivered by the Little River Deli.  Pictured from left to right are Ernie Johnson from Tidelands, Vickie Harrison from the Rotary Club, Joe from the Little River Deli who delivered lunch and JoAnn …

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Santee Cooper honored with a national award

Santee Cooper earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019. The utility earned first place in the category for utilities with 1,000,000 to 3,999,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. “Strong safety programs are essential to ensuring that electric utility employees are informed and trained on safe work procedures,” said Brandon Wylie, chair of the APPA’s Safety Committee and director of training and safety at Electric Cities of Georgia. “The utilities receiving this award have proven that protecting the safety of their employees is a top priority.” More than 335 utilities entered …

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City opened beaches at noon this past Tuesday

“Effective on Tuesday, April 21, at 12 p.m., North Myrtle Beach Opens “Public Beach Crossovers and Accesses, Shower and Bathroom Amenities, and Adjacent Parking Lots”.  This became effective on Tuesday, April 21, at 12 p.m. Gov. Henry McMaster cancelled his March 30 order that closed public beach accesses and adjacent public parking, returning authority for those areas to local governments. During their April 20, 7 p.m. meeting, the North Myrtle Beach City Council passed a resolution opening “public beach crossovers and accesses, shower and bathroom amenities therein and adjacent parking lots”, effective April 21, 2020, at 12 noon. The city …

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Jan and Norfleet JONES checking on friend during pandemic times…Kayla BRACEY and Jennifer REED two very special and great ladies…Lawrence LANE always there to lend a helping hand and that is very much appreciated by all…Bubby VEREEN looking forward to getting back in the restaurant business soon…Anniversary wishes to Patti and Craig SIMON…Be safe messages sent to Margie DOWLING and Mom Vera TIPTON in Alabama…John “Jimmy” BROWN calling to check on how everyone was doing…Lawrence WILLOUGHBY keeping check on his friends to be sure they are okay and well…Hello to Westie, Tommy and Thomas VAUGHT and belated Easter greetings…Darlene COLLINS …

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