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The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily newspaper, provides information about events, attractions and organizations in Brunswick County, N.C. and along the Grand Strand in Horry County, S.C., where millions of people vacation each year. Ingram Planetarium, North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, VFW and its members are among the hundreds of stories I’ve covered for the paper.

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Samson’s Barber Shop, Ocean Drive Prespyterian Church, North Murtle beach, S.C., 2013

North Strand boasts a few new festivals 

The Sun NewsOctober 11, 2013

Those willing to test their taste busy ad stomach tolerance are invited to participate in the Hot Pepper Eating contest at Greenlands Farm’s second annual Fall Farm Fest Oct. 12 in Bolivia, N.C. Read more.

Parents perspire to inspire children

The Sun NewsSeptember 19, 2013  

If genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, members of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach have confirmed the maxim. It took eight months for Kenny and Leslie Gore of Little River, Scott Estep of North Myrtle Beach and a handful of other congregants to transform the children’s educational building into nine “Shops on Westminster Lane.” Westminster is the name of the preschool program at the church….Read more.

NC County offers unique appeal

The Sun News, Living Here Community Resource Guide, September 2013

Fifty miles of beaches, about three dozen golf courses and uncountable fishing piers draw visitors across the northern border of Horry County to Brunswick County, North Carolina. They come to Calabash for its nationally known fried seafood, but the 847 square miles of BC offer a multitude of other noteworthy attractions that make it the “hidden gem” of the Grand Strand….

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