APRIL 28, 2010 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Pastor Rod Gray of Barefoot Church in North Myrtle Beach announces Team Impact. Some of the strongest men on the planet will be appearing at the church nightly from May 12-16. Event times are May 12 -May 15 at 7pm; May 16 at 9:30am, 11:15am, & 1:00pm.
With demonstrations of astounding feats of strength- such as shattering five feet of concrete with one blow from their massive arms and snapping baseball bats in half with their bare hands. Team Impact members are sure to capture the attention of both young and old; all to share an inspiring message of hope.
Team Impact is a group of world-class athletes, including champion power lifters, WWE Wrestlers, and former NFL Football Players. These athletes have traveled the globe motivating and inspiring millions of people of all ages.
With the problems facing young people today, Team Impact has taken seriously the task of especially reaching America's youth through school assemblies and youth rallies speaking about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and the importance of academic excellence.
In addition, Team Impact appears regularly on television programs while in local areas where they are performing.
For more information about Team Impact and their inspirational message, visit their website at www.team-impact.com.
Barefoot Church is located at 701 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach SC 29582. Pastor Rod Gray can be reached at (843) 280-1270.
By Trenton Smith, NorthMyrtleBeachOnline.comAPRIL 28, 2010—After a season filled with disappointment, the Chiefs varsity baseball team came together and finally played flawlessly as a team. They defeated their rivals, the Myrtle Beach Seahawks, 6-2 with the help of senior Jason Ritter.
Chiefs celebrate their 6-2 victory over Myrtle Beach Throughout the season, the North Myrtle Beach varsity baseball team has accumulated a record of 2-21. Their record within the region is nothing to brag about. They certainly are not going to the playoffs this year. However, after Thursday’s game against their Myrtle Beach rivals, the Chiefs feel like state champions.
Over the past few years, their fair share of tough breaks has beset the Chiefs. In fact, five would-be starters have moved out of the area, the “B-team” coaching position has continually seen new faces, and dominant pitchers have been rare. What have the Chiefs lost over recent years? To be exact, the answer to that question includes a right fielder, two pitchers, a center fielder, a catcher, a third basemen, a first basemen, and most importantly, an invaluable coach and friend in Jeff Butler. Let us not forget Chief's pitcher Jason Ritter the five starting seniors who graduated this past season. A better, and more important, question to ask is what have the Chiefs gained over the years? The answer to that question is simple: heart, experience, and a love for the game.
This past Thursday, April 22, the Chiefs provided every fan near the field with a little sample of what has to come. After twenty-one straight losses, most teams would just be ready for the season to end, but that was not the case for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs struck in the first inning by scoring five runs against the Myrtle Beach Seahawks. If things were to have stayed consistent with the season, the Chiefs would have gone out to the field and allowed the Seahawks to light up the scoreboard. Again, that was not the case for the Chiefs. The team was finally able to do something that they were not able to do all season long - play offense and defense well on the same night.
As fans noticed, this was no normal night for the Chiefs. The team celebrated its Senior Night, on the same night as Cancer Awareness Night. The team chose that combination in recognition of the death of Coach Jeff Butler from cancer.
By Sonni Parks, North Myrtle Beach Online.comAPRIL 27, 2010 Loris, SC — The Loris Chamber of Commerce hosted their first annual Loris in Bloom festival. On Saturday April 24, 2010 the downtown area of Loris was transformed into a bustling farmer’s market.
Despite the overcast weather, people still came out to enjoy the festivities. The festival served as a kick off for the city’s seasonal farmer’s market. The farmer’s market will take place on every Thursday starting on the 29th from 2:00pm-6:00pm and go throughout the summer and into the fall. The chamber’s hope is that the festival will get people eager about the farmer’s market, and in return, the market will have great success in the following months.Outdoor fireplace by Blanton Building Supplies
The southern rock band, Seth Thomas, from Conway, SC provided the entertainment. They kept the crowed entertained from 2:00pm-4:00pm. A favorite was the band’s rendition of “Purple Rain”.
The Home & Garden Expo featured live demonstrations throughout the festival. One featured Mark Collins and others, from Blanton Building Supplies showing how to build your own fire pit and bench. They built the pit based on one designed by a customer.
By Sonni Parks, North Myrtle Beach Online.comAPRIL 23, 2010 LORIS, SC —The Loris Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their first annual Loris in Bloom festival. On Saturday April 24, 2010 the downtown will transform itself into a bustling farmer’s market.
For 31 years Loris has been the home of the Bog-Off Festival. This annual festival features a parade, a chicken bog cooking contest, crafts, arts, games, bands, local entertainment and gospel singing. It has been held every third Saturday in October, the festival includes 200 vendors, food, retail and a large kid's pavilion, fireworks and a concert.p>The Chamber decided that it was time to have a festival in the spring. People look forward to the Bog-Off every fall, and they want the Loris in Bloom festival to be the equivalent in the spring.
The festival will serve as a kick off for the city’s seasonal farmer’s market. The farmer’s market will take place on every Thursday starting on the 29th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. The farmer’s market will run throughout the summer and into the fall. The chamber is hoping the festival will get people eager about the farmer’s market, and in return, the market will have great success in the following months.
Loris in Bloom will have 50 vendors offering flowers, food, arts and craft and farm produce for sale. The festival will also have entertainment, a Home & Garden Expo, and a children’s pavilion. The children’s pavilion is sure to be a highlight of the festival. The pavilion will have inflatable amusements for the kids, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides and camel rides.
APRIL 22, 2010 GALIVANTS FERRY, SC —The families of Joseph Holliday and John Monroe Holliday announced today that Connecticut Congressman John Larson will be the Keynote Speaker honoring Congressman Jim Clyburn and Congressman John Spratt at the May 3, 2010 Galivants Ferry Stump Speaking.
Congressional representative Larson is in his sixth term and his colleagues recently elected him to serve as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 111th Congress, making him the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House. He also served as Vice-Chair of the Caucus for more than two years.
Connecticut Congressman John LarsonAs Caucus Chair, he works to build consensus among his colleagues on the key issues of the day. In 2005, Democratic leadership named Larson to the influential Ways and Means Committee. The Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over the nation's tax code, trade policy, Social Security, and Medicare.
He also sits on the subcommittee on Trade and for subcommittee on Select Revenue Services. Larson has been a leader in the effort to end U.S. Dependence on foreign oil through advancing fuel cell technology produced in the US that will also grow the economy and improve our environment. During his tenure in Congress, Larson has introduced the Energy Independence Act and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Authorization Act to fund and promote fuel cell.
Larson is committed to preserving Social Security and Medicare and securing a true prescription drug benefit for seniors. He has introduced legislation to allow the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices for over 40 million Medicare beneficiaries.
Larson was born on July 22, 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut. He and his seven brothers and sisters were raised in Mayberry Village, a public housing project in East Hartford by their parents, Raymond and Pauline.
He graduated from East Hartford High School in 1967 and from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in 1971. Dr. Edward Zigler, the creator of Head Start, later selected Larson to be a Senior Fellow at the Yale Bush Center for Child Development.
APRIL 21, 2010 North Myrtle Beach—As the spring season draws to an end, teams are beginning to worry about their playoff chances, except that is, for the North Myrtle Beach varsity soccer team. The boys have now posted a 15-1-1 record, and are currently ranked number five in the state. This week, the girls’ soccer and track teams also found much success.
Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Continues Domination, Moving Up in State Rankings
Against the Carolina Forest Panthers, the Chiefs varsity soccer team won 3-0. Cody Held knocked in two goals, while senior Travis Buis added another. Kyle Smith, the goalie, had eight saves in the victory, helping to keep the Chiefs on top.
In a much closer game on Thursday, the Chiefs just barely survived a 1-0 win over the Myrtle Beach Seahawks. Travis Buis again came through for the Chiefs, scoring the only goal. Kyle Smith outdid his performance against Carolina Forest, nabbing nine would-be scores in front of the goal to help the Chiefs shut out the Seahawks.
The real story behind the Chiefs’ season is their continued rise in the state 3A rankings. Just a week ago, the Chiefs were ranked 5th by the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association, and with three more wins the team may rise once again in the rankings.
The Lady Chiefs soccer team couldn’t have had an easier time against the Georgetown Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, winning easily 7-0. The Lady Chiefs superb defense kept Georgetown able to take one shot at the goal, leading to a save by senior Andee Dees. Janelle Walls and Jannet Fuerte each scored two goals, while Natalie Turner, Danielle Durivage, and Halie Arriaga each scored a goal apiece.
North Myrtle Beach Baseball Continues Losing Streak
The North Myrtle Beach varsity baseball team was not able to overcome their losing streak this week, dropping three straight as the season begins to reach its end.
On Tuesday, the Chiefs faced the Lake City Panthers, losing 5-13. Brandon Miller and Dedrick Searcy each contributed two base hits, but in the end, six errors doomed the Chiefs. Stephen Butler allowed six hits in just over four innings, while striking out five Lake City batters.
APRIL 21, 2010 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC —Dine in or take out at Sticky Fingers in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, April 22, and mention that you are there to support Helping Hand and Sticky Fingers will donate 10% of the sales to Helping Hand! This special runs all day and should be loads of fun! Also, take a canned food item and you will receive a free half order of fried onions.
Sticky Fingers is located at 4200 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach. Call 842-633-7675 for take out orders.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WMBF) - The Barefoot Bridge is scheduled to undergo construction for some restoration work including paint and other repairs.
However, since the two lane bridge serves as the main entrance and exit for residents in the Barefoot Resort community, some people living there say they have some concerns.
"We received an email notice from our condo association about the planned painting of the bridge, and now there's actually been a couple follow up notices," explained Alan Patterson, a Barefoot resident. "It just seems so strange that they'd be choosing to do this at the peak of tourist season. That's just incredible to me."
April 17, 2010 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC― This year will be the third year the city will be celebrating Earth Day with an event called Earth Day Rocks!. The event will take place this Thursday, April 22, 2010 at McLean Park. Festivities will start at 5p.m and end at 7p.m.Earth Day is a nationally celebrated event that takes time to recognize “mother Earth” and appreciate all her many contributions.
There will be a host of activities including inflatables and “make and take” projects for the children. In addition, there will be a host of vendors. Some of the vendors scheduled to be at this year’s festivity are Home Depot, The Waccamaw River Keepers, The Horry County Solid Waste Authority, The North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtles, and Sweet Knee.
Various groups will attend, collecting a variety of items in celebration of Earth Day to raise money for charitable causes. The North Myrtle Beach Fire Department will collect aluminum cans to sell to recycling companies, raising money for the Medical University of South Carolina Burn Victim’s Fund to provide scholarships for burn victims to attend Camp Do. The North Myrtle Beach Lions club will be collecting eyeglasses. North Myrtle Beach Public Safety will collect old cell phones. City employees will receive old tennis shoes for Nike’s Reuse-a-shoe program. NMB Friends of the Library will be taking used books. Katie’s Project will be collecting prom dresses, tuxedos, shoes, make-up and a host of other prom necessities for families of students who may not be able to afford the prom night items.
From staff reportsAPRIL 20, 2010 CONWAY, SC —Four Coastal Carolina University students were selected for participation in this year’s spring NASCAR Kinetics program. Those students are Allen Brouwer, team leader and a senior from Toms River, N.J; Barry Long, a senior from Estill; Dan Jolles, a senior from Silver Spring, Md.; and Roosevelt A. D. Corbett, a junior from Columbia.
Coastal Carolina University is one of six selected universities in the Kinetics program, which started in January 2009. The other competing universities are: Winston-Salem State University, University of Notre Dame, Central Michigan University, Howard University and Clark Atlanta University. NASCAR chose the six universities based on their marketing programs and the students' eagerness to gain real world practice and knowledge.
NASCAR Kinetics is NASCAR's college experience program. Selected students at these 6 universities participate in a semester-long program that immerses them into the business of NASCAR.
Each school’s NASCAR Kinetics Team will help find solutions to business cases presented throughout the semester and will throw the ultimate NASCAR viewing party at their school. Students will develop solutions for actual NASCAR initiatives. The winning school’s team, based on case study and viewing party performance, will travel to Charlotte to attend the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race and interact with prominent NASCAR and Official Partner business professionals.
The students on the NASCAR Kinetics Team invite the public to a free viewing party of the upcoming NASCAR race at Talladega Speedway located in Talladega, Alabama on Sunday, April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. on campus at the CINO Grille. The CINO Grille is located in the Lib Jackson Student Center off Chanticleer Drive, East.
The CCU Custom Car Club will also host its annual car show in Spadoni Park Circle located near the Lib Jackson Center. Registration for the car show begins at 8 a.m. and the show begins at 10 a.m.
During the viewing party, sponsored by M&M Racing, vendors will provide free food, coupons, entertainment for children and adults, and general information on auto care. The NASCAR Kinetics Team will also give away NASCAR and M&M’s racing items at the event. NASCAR executives will attend to judge the overall success of the event.