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Turkey Trot is held down Daisy Hallways

Daisy Elementary School’s second annual Turkey Trot was scheduled to be run at Loris Nature Park. Due to inclement weather the activity was held within the hallways of the school. On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. students in the Fun Run after school program met in the gymnasium where Betsy Faulk, the P.E. teacher, provided instructions and rules for the run. The Fun Run program has over 40 members who have a set goal of 26.2 miles, the amount of miles in a marathon, they must meet by the end of the school year. They join the …

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Group Honors Veterans

The Loris Women’s Coalition held their third annual Salute to Loris American Heroes, a Veterans Day tribute. Veda Nichols, director and coordinator, along with the lady members of the coalition spent Saturday morning, Nov 10, at 10 a.m. honoring the Loris veterans. Nichols welcomed guests speaking of the poem, “The Noble and the Brave”, by Joanna Fuchs. When America had an urgent need, these brave ones raised a hand; no hesitation held them back; they were proud to take a stand. They left their friends and family; they gave up normal life; to serve their country and their God, they …

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Toby Talks About His Dog Attack

Felipe “Toby” Mendoza was enjoying a warm day of outdoor fun with his sister and his friends on Sunday, Oct. 21, when Rocky, the neighbor’s pit bull, attacked him. Toby shared his experience at first referring to the dog by its name, Rocky, when describing how they have played in the past, but once he began describing the events after the first bite, he referred to it as “the dog”. Toby detailed the events from the beginning saying, “My friend got into some trouble and had to go inside the house, so I waited for him to come back out.” …

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Trunk or Treat was Exciting for All Ages

A trunk-or-treat event sponsored by Capture Inc. and Loris First Baptist Church was held on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. Children dressed as unicorns, scarecrows, super heroes and witches and held their bags out for candy. The excitement of the evening was approaching each trunk open and decorated filled with candy for the children trick-or treating. Capture Inc. and Loris First Baptist combined efforts to make a safe place for children to trick-or-treat, have a hot dog or chicken, chips and a soda with cotton candy and popcorn readily available for all ages. The children enjoyed …

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Two Local Businesses Receive Recognition

The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize two Loris businesses on Nov. 9 with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at Blanton Building Supplies at 10:30 am, and at Ford’s Fuel & Propane at 11 a.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public. The W. F. Cox Co. was founded in 1954 by Paul Rogers Sr., Charles Leggette and James P. Blanton who served as the general manager. In 1969, Rogers and Blanton purchased the Leggette portion of the business and remained together until the retirement of James P. Blanton …

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