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McLeod Health Loris celebrates 70 years of care

This is a view of the original Loris Community Hospital and how it looked when it was built in 1950 by a local physician and a small group of concerned citizens. By Jennifer Hulon In 1950, a small group of concerned citizens and a local physician had a plan to build a hospital. Today, that vision has flourished and the tradition of partnership between McLeod Health and the local community continues to build a remarkable future together. On May 15, 2020, McLeod Health Loris celebrated its 70th anniversary of providing excellent medical care to the residents of Loris and surrounding …

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Joseph ‘Joe’ Quincy Hammond

Joseph “Joe” Quincy Hammond, 89, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at his home in Springfield, Ga. Joe was born in Mullins, on Oct. 25, 1930, to Martin Durham and Roxie Cleo Buffkin Hammond. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1948, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. After proudly serving his country for twenty-six years he retired in 1974. He married the love of his life on June 22, 1956, in Jacksonville, N.C. Following his retirement, he served twenty years in the Civil Service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, “big papa”, …

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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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Gerald S. Hildebrand

Gerald S. Hildebrand, 89, of Little River died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at his home. Born on May 23, 1930, in Dallastown, Pa., he was the son of the late Sterling and Margaret Williams Hildebrand. Mr. Hildebrand served his country proudly in the United States Army 25th Infantry Division for 28 years.  He was a member of American Legion Post 186, a Life Member of VFW Post 10804, and a member of Masonic Lodge 649 in Pennsylvania and Lodge 392 in South Carolina for 62 years. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Arthea Hershner; son, Steve Hildebrand; daughters, …

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Taco Bell site construction

The construction on the new Taco Bell at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Highway 17 North is progressing nicely. The drive through lane is almost finished. The proposed opening date is set for early March according to the builders

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