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VFW Post 10804 helps out veterans in need

By Bill LaMonte Recently, Ron Wilson, director of The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center (better known as the Hutton House) located on Highway 57 in Little River, sent a request to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 of North Myrtle Beach. The Resource Center provides assistance to area veterans and their families. They provide such things as food, clothing, job training, job finding, transportation, limited financial help in paying bills, paying household needs like utilities and rent/mortgage and even providing on site temporary living. The request to VFW Post 10804 was a need for groceries to help feed …

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High schools to hold in-person graduations

By Ruben Lowman In-person graduations will now be held for seniors at high schools throughout the district, as voted on this week by the Horry County School Board. There is flexibility for high school principals in the county to decide the specifics of their graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020, such as whether to hold it inside or outside, and whether to honor all students at one time or divided into smaller groups. “Tonight, the board voted to have in-person graduation ceremonies for the high schools and the program schools, leaving a lot of planning and logistics to the …

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Susie WATSON joining the ranks of retirement tomorrow and everyone wishing her the very best of everything as she adapts to her slower non-working life…Cindy HERMS arriving just in time to get things back up to current status…Jean BOSEMAN receiving special delivery Mother’s Day card last Friday afternoon…A great big thanks to Felix SERRA for adding a lot of blue color to a much needed item…Jean McLAUGHLIN going to be a wonderful mom to her new family addition…Sally FLOYD such a thoughtful person…Jenean TODD always remembering her friend at the beach on holidays and thanks for the beautiful cards and …

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Restaurants open back up for indoor seating

By Ruben Lowman and Andrea Maestre Restaurants and bars are allowed to resume indoor seating this week as Gov. Henry McMaster lifted the restrictions he put in place nearly two months ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus. This followed up the governor’s easing of restrictions last week, when he permitted restaurants to open their doors to diners but limited them to outdoor seating only. His previous executive orders had restricted restaurants to only offering delivery, curbside or take-out service. For Sarah Arnold, owner of the Tidewater Grill located across from the Swing Bridge, acclimating to the social distancing …

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Local boy receives a ride-by parade from city

Bryson Jones looks up at the firefighters waving to him from the ladder while his family and friends cheer him on. By Ruben Lowman and Andrea Maestre Bryson Jones is a very special young boy. And last Friday afternoon he was treated to his very own special ride-by parade from North Myrtle Beach police officers, firefighters and volunteers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who all wanted to give him some hope and encouragement right now. We first reported on his story early last year, shortly after he learned that the Make-A-Wish Foundation would be turning his dream of going to Disney …

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NMB schedules construction of oceanfront handicap ramps

The City of North Myrtle Beach has scheduled the construction of three street end dune walkovers, converting steps installed during the expansion of the parking lots back to handicap ramps. The construction schedule is as follows: 7th Avenue North – May 4-8; 15th Avenue North – May 11-15; and 17th Avenue North – May 18-22. As always, the construction dates are dependent on the weather. When construction is underway at a site, the adjacent oceanfront parking lot will be closed. The city of North Myrtle Beach began the construction of oceanfront ramps this week. The construction consists of converting the …

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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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