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Enjoy South Strand Events

Two events on the South Strand in the next seven days offer fun for all and opportunities for college students and veterans.

A Pasta Sauce Contest will benefit the scholarship fund of the Grand Strand Opera Workshop.

A dinner for veterans will be hosted by Barry Goldwater, Jr. and the South Strand Republican Club.

Fourth Annual Pasta Sauce Contest

The 4th annually tomato sauce contest sponsored by the Grand Strand Opera Workshop benefiting a student(s) from Coastal Carolina University will be held this year on Sunday November 8 from 3 PM to 6 PM at Angelo’s Steak and Pasta Restaurant 2311 South Kings Hwy (Hwy 17 Bus. S) Myrtle Beach Tel 843-626-2800.

The proceeds (85%) from the contest will benefit the Carleton-Talbert scholarship fund—the sauce can be either Marinara (red) or White (Alfredo).

This year’s contest chairman is Fred Nesta.

If you cannot enter the sauce contest, PLEASE come and enjoy an Early Bird menu on all entrees, at Angelo’s.

Bubba Owens Helping Hand

For the past five years, Bubba Owens has donated his time and money to give a helping hand to those in dire need.

Owens organizes and directs charity events to raise money to help people through very hard times.

“About five years ago, several people approached me about someone with cancer and no insurance to sponsor an event to raise money to help with the medical bills,” said Owens.

A businessman in the south end of Myrtle Beach for many years, Owens called on his many contacts to help with the event.

“We were fairly successful with the first event and I liked the feeling I got from helping someone in real need,” Owens said.

Owens said he has run approximately 25 events in the past five years raising a total of approximately $250,000. The beneficiaries have included a family who lost their home to fire, cancer patients and others with serious medical problems and trust funds for small children who have lost parents.

PR: 16th Annual Healthy Learners Golf Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2015 Contact: Jo Pauling-Jones 803.454.0350 [email protected] ONE OF THE MIDLANDS LARGEST GOLF TOURNAMENTS TO BENEFIT CHILDREN Enjoy a fun-filled day of golf and help support the children served by Healthy Learners!    COLUMBIA – Healthy Learners announced today the 16th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children […]

Press: Speaker Reacts to Infrastructure Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Delleney (803)734-3125 [email protected] May 7, 2015 Speaker Lucas Reacts to Senate GOP Infrastructure Plan (Columbia, SC) – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement in response to the Senate Republican Caucus’ newly created infrastructure plan. “The Legislature has an obligation to the […]

Upcoming Convention of States Project Events

I just wanted to let you know that in the coming weeks I will be giving a couple of presentations on Article V and the Convention of States Project in two different locations across South Carolina. Many of you have questions or might be interested in learning how to explain the Constitution and what the founders left us in Article V to other people. Perhaps you have friends in either the Rock Hill or Myrtle Beach area that you can forward this email to so that they might be able to attend.

Desperate Preparations for Atlantic Beach Bikefest

Two Ordinances aimed at the Atlantic Beach Bikefest and passed first reading by Myrtle Beach City Council appear acts of desperation.

Called the extraordinary events and public peace act ordinances, they could be lumped together under the title “Gall Doctrine” after Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren Gall.

Why acts of desperation?

Randy Webster, Director of Horry County Emergency Management, was quoted in local media as calling Atlantic Beach Bikefest an uncontrollable event. Webster went on to say with all the planning that has gone into Bikefest “it’s still uncontrollable.”

With Myrtle Beach as the epicenter for the crowds that come to Bikefest and with planners calling the event uncontrollable, passing what amounts to de facto martial law ordinances was the answer from Myrtle Beach City Council.

Or are there ulterior motives?

Confederate Memorial Day Remembrance Sunday

Camp 1026 Myrtle Beach of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held a Confederate Memorial Day service Sunday April 22 at Withers Swash Cemetery, 723 Collins St., Myrtle Beach beginning at 3 p.m.

Camp 1026, known as the “Horry Rough and Readys”, began meeting January 2011 and received its charter June 2011. Its name traces back to Company G, 10th Regiment, S.C. Volunteers, in the War Between the States. Co. G, whose nickname was the Horry Rough and Readys, was made up of volunteers from central Horry County. The name was a unanimous choice of the 16 charter members of the camp.

Confederate Memorial Day is a remembrance of those citizen-soldiers who fought so valiantly for the Southern cause in the 1861-5 war. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a heritage group whose main mission is to protect and maintain the graves of Confederate soldiers.

Obesity Problem

The Beaufort County Obesity Problem


** We need to pack the meeting tomorrow!

The County Council meeting tomorrow, Monday, June 10 at 5pm in the County Council Chambers, Ribaut Street.

On the Agenda are THREE, Yes, THREE tax increases.
1% Sales Tax – Ballot Referendum
Property Tax Roll Forward – Part of the New Budget being voted on
4.86% Property Tax Millage Rate Increase – Part of the New Budget being voted on

Rising Taxes in Horry County

It now looks virtually certain that the new fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2013, will include increased taxes on the unincorporated areas of Horry County.

County council is expected to raise taxes by 3.5 mills in the unincorporated areas to fund new fire equipment and to fill some currently vacant positions.

The increase will amount to approximately $14 per $100,000 valuation on owner occupied homes, which will provide approximately $3.5 million in new revenue.

If these upgrades are not made to county fire service, council members say the county’s ISO rating will increase, especially in the rural areas, causing homeowners to pay higher fire insurance premiums.