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Schools cave to threat of suit over transgender rights

Re transgender Socastee student allowed to use boy's bathroom after suspension, Friday:

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Give back on Lowcountry Giving Day

United Way of Horry County made news this month for an amazing achievement: On April 11, the organization reached its $1.3 million fundraising goal, many weeks prior to the campaign’s April 30 closing date. It’s been a long road for philanthropy since the Great Recession, and the United Way’s recent success is a testament to the strength of our local economy’s bounce back from hard times.

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Cruz-Fiorina not the answer for America

Well folks, it appears Senator Ted Cruz is making a last-ditch effort to win the republican nomination for POTUS. On a scale of 1 to 10, I think his move to choose Carly Fiorina as his VP is rated a minus 25. Of course desperate times call for desperate measures.

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People need to start taking responsibility

I think it is time we the people, as a whole, quit playing the “Blame Game.” You know: “It’s not my fault (blank) made me do it.” Insert your excuse in the blank space. Society, my social position, the TV, the devil. I doubt if you will find the actual cause listed. My dumbself, laziness, lack of foresight are a few that come to mind.

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Helen Steenbeeck - a centenarian full of life

Longevity is not a gift unwrapped by everyone. People die every day. Someone is dying now. Death is bigger than us – right now in this life. Nevertheless, life can be lovely and rich with memories beautiful, sacred, and secret. We embrace the good and brace for the bad as best we can, living until we die. Some of us do this with boldness. Others do so with fear. Then, there are those who intermingle the two. And then there are some of us who exist like Helen Steenbeeck.

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Counting the ways the government still wastes money

News flash: government is inefficient. In the latest version of its annual report on government efficiency and effectiveness, the Government Accountability Office identified 92 actions, in 37 areas of government, that could be taken to reduce “fragmentation, overlap and duplication” and otherwise make the federal government more efficient and cost-effective.

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Sea turtle nesting season patrols set to start walking beaches

One evening last June, Linda Mataya, co-leader of the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol, responded to a report of a nesting turtle being disturbed and she went to an unincorporated area south of the city near Apache Pier. Horry County Police Department officers had already arrived and were protecting the turtle.

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The Democratic candidates give up on education reform

Neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton is defending one of President Barack Obama’s most important legacies: education reform. Instead of taking on the teachers’ unions, as the president did, both candidates offer an agenda that amounts to spending more and demanding less. It’s not a winning combination.

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Bill restores Social Security

I served the federal government for over 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service and now collect a federal pension. Prior to my federal employment, I worked in the private sector for nine years and in 2015, I accumulated an additional year which should qualify me for Social Security, well, partial Social Security.

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Rape victim: 'I'm not embarrassed, I'm not afraid'

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The do’s and don’ts of a farmer's market

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The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry

Passengers board first cruise ship from U.S. to Cuba 01:19

Passengers board first cruise ship from U.S. to Cuba

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Women in sports 'face' harassment

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Myrtle Beach weather forecast 5.2

Butterfly Memorial Monument 01:27

Butterfly Memorial Monument

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Helen van Steenbeeck remains full of life at 105

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Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen

Rena Grant, 91 was named a Pickleball Ambassador in 2009 by the USA Pickleball Association for her work in spreading the game across the Grand Strand starting in 2007. In October she will be playing in the Myrtle Beach Seaside Pickleball Classic. Two days a week she plays and teaches the sport at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium.
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Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen 00:59

Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen

One man dead after shooting near CCU 00:43

One man dead after shooting near CCU

Horry County Schools transgender bathroom meeting explodes in conflict 06:51

Horry County Schools transgender bathroom meeting explodes in conflict

Rape victim: 'I'm not embarrassed, I'm not afraid' 02:20

Rape victim: 'I'm not embarrassed, I'm not afraid'