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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced this morning that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1B of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning March 8.

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While water levels did not come close to the historic marks set in 2018 by Hurricane Florence, several important roads were closed in Horry County due to the most recent flood and others were in peril of being closed. Do you think the county and the state are doing enough to address the pro…

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Our annual meeting is scheduled for March 30. Only candidates, board members, Waccamaw Management personnel, and members of the nominating committee will be allowed. You should be receiving a packet from Wacammaw Management with the names and resumes of the four candidates running for the bo…

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As I write my column, we are finally having a sunny day after a week of rain. The homeowners who have overseeded their lawns have beautiful green yards with all this rain. A few of my bulbs are in bloom, so I hope spring isn’t far behind. Some scientists say climate change could be the reaso…

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In 2017, Horry County Council commissioned the IMAGINE 2040 Steering Committee to look into the future to predict how much growth can be expected and what will be needed to provide for the anticipated population boom.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m so sick of all the rain. The weather forecasters said that January was just slightly over the average, but I don’t remember so many rainy days since we moved here eight-plus years ago. I’m dying to get out and weed my gardens, but it just never seems to dry ou…

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All applications for the upcoming HOA board election have been received. A nominating committee made up of volunteers has been chosen. The annual meeting is scheduled for March 30. The meeting will be limited to the board members, the nominating committee (which will count the votes), candid…

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I ventured into a store on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day and I was overrun by people buying flowers, candy, cards and other items to show their love.

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On Feb. 9, we visited the McLeod Carolina Forest ER and our physicians’ offices inquiring when McLeod would next offer a local vaccine clinic. They did not know of any nor did they have any vaccine vouchers to be used for one. We were told to check where we learned that McLeod Medical Plaza …

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Most of us are still holding strong. Even though we were confronted with a multitude of challenges in the now infamous year 2020, with great loss and grieving continuing to sadden us daily, there were some positives that were realized, discovered or uncovered. Jeff Horton in his letter to th…

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Like most other folks struggling to find a space that’s normal and familiar during this pandemic, I’ve learned that smiling, even with a mask on, matters.

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When a committee of planners suggested two years ago that Horry County’s population would nearly double over the next 19 years, my eyebrows shot up with skepticism.

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This past Sunday was Valentine’s Day. The Saturday before I ventured into one of our large stores; mistake! I was overrun by those purchasing flowers, candy, cards and other items to “show their love” to their Valentines!

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It seems like more of my friends and relatives are starting to get call backs for the COVID vaccine. That makes me very happy. I truly believe we can control of this if we can get everyone vaccinated. It doesn’t mean that people won’t get the virus. But if they do, it will hopefully be a muc…

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This year the board decided to overseed the entrances. It has been a huge success. The ones at Wheatfield Drive and Farmers Rest Drive look beautiful. The downside, however, is it must be maintained all year.

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Groundhog Sir Walter Wally of Raleigh, North Carolina, predicted an early spring. That was a different forecast than the one from groundhog Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Phil predicting another six weeks of winter. 

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Tomorrow is V day — the day I’m finally to receive my first vaccination, the one they say will help me fight off the dreaded COVID-19 or make it less serious if I do become infected.

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The Conway Police Department is already checking on the city’s senior citizens when people who can’t get to their friends and family members are worried about them, and some of the situations they’ve run into have been tragic even including deaths, according to Conway Police Chief Dale Long.

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We are sad to report that this will be the last Church Talk column. Thank you for your faithfulness in reading this each week. Okay, that’s not real, at least not today. But one day you will be hard pressed to find discussions of Biblical truth in any publication, on-line production, televis…

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On Saturday, the board attempted to hold a Zoom annual meeting. However, due to the fact that just 33% of proxies were returned — you need 51% to have a quorum — it ended up not being a legal meeting. 

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Susan and I got our first COVID-19 shots this past week. We were very lucky and called at the right time. We were on a few different lists and early one morning Susan saw an email from Grand Strand Medical Center to sign up for the shot. We went online and both got an appointment for later t…

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I stumbled across some true and some not-so-true quickie stories online begging to be shared.

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Our church is taking the children a Bible lesson and activity sheet in the local public school each week through Good News Club.

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Before you get the idea that I’m going to write a “woe is me” column, rest assured that I’m not seeking sympathy, nor am I moaning over old age and all that it brings with it — well, maybe just a little, but at 85, I’m entitled to a bit of moaning.

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MaryLou, my trusty email provider who never causes me to call my computer guy, shared these “lighter side thoughts” with me, and therefore, with you:

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Socastee used to be the gateway to the coast. Motorists traveled on a bumpy dirt road now known as S.C. 544 because it was difficult to travel directly from Conway to Myrtle Beach, which was described on old maps as the “Impassable Swamp.”