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Democrats

• The

Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County

will meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Luigi’s Trattoria, 503 61st Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact Pam Heller at 487-5020 or pheller1@sc.rr.com.



• The

Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County

also has announced it’s 2015 scholarship contest, which awards college scholarships to Horry County residents.



This year, the contest features one $1,000 scholarship awarded to an Horry County high school senior for the best 1,000-1,500 word essay on the topic, “how Democratic values make my life better.”

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior for their black-and-white artwork, submitted in a JPG format, that includes the title theme and could be used as the scholarship essay contest booklet cover.

The deadline for all entries is April 30.

The entry form and rules are available to download at the DWCHC website, www.dwchc.com.

For more information about the contest, contact Pam Heller at pheller1@sc.rr.com.

To purchase an advertisement in the contest booklet, contact Sally Howard at 455-1936 or at sallyphoward@aol.com. Funds raised from advertising sales support the scholarship.

Republicans

• The

Horry County Republican Party

will meet to discuss precinct reorganization across the county on Saturday.



Meetings will be held as follows:

Aynor area precincts (Aynor, Adrian, Brownway, Cool Springs Dogbluff, Four Mile, Gallivants Ferry, Horry, Inland, Jordanville, Joyner Swamp, Methodist/MillSwamp, Poplar Hill) will meet 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 845 N. Main St. in Aynor. For information, contact Al or Shanda Allen at 602-9243.

Carolina Forest area precincts (Coastal Carolina, Carolina Forest 1-4, Emerald Forest 1-3, Forestbrook, Jackson Bluff, Myrtle Trace, Palmetto Bays, Wild Wing) will meet 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Grand Strand Baptist Church, 350 Hospitality Lane in Myrtle Beach. For information, call Norm Fay at (508) 958-1911, Dreama Purdue at (304) 237-3722, or Daniel Cochran at (919) 455-8079.

Loris area precincts (Allsbrook, Bayboro, Gurley, Daisy, Dogwood, East Loris, Ebenezer, Hickory Hill, Green Sea, Floyds, Jernigans Crossroads, Leon, Live Oak, Mt. Olive, Mt. Vernon, Norton, Pleasant View, Spring Branch, Sweet Home, Taylorsville, West Loris) will meet 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Public Safety Building, 3909 Walnut St. in Loris. For information, call Mike Connett at 283-5414.

Conway arae precincts (Cedar Grove, East Conway, Hickory Grove, Homewood, Jamestown, Juniper Bay, Maple, North Conway 1, North Conway 2, Pawleys Swamp, Port Harrelson, Racepath 1, Racepath 2, Red Hill 1, Red Hill 2, Redbluff, Salem, Shell, Tilley Swamp, Toddville, West Conway, White Oak) will meet 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Conway Middle School, 1101 Elm St. in Conway. For information, contact Bill Wiegand at 340-0415.

Myrtle Beach area precincts (Coastal Lane 1, Coastal Lane 2, Dunes 1-3, Jet Port 1, Jet Port 2, Myrtlewood 1-3, Ocean Forest 1-3, Sea Oats 1, Sea Oats 2) will meet 2-4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, 500 Forth Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach. For information, contact Randal Wallace at 602-3845 or Mallory Morris at 457-9435.

North Myrtle Beach area precincts (Atlantic Beach, Brooksville, Cherry Grove 1, Cherry Grove 2, Crescent, Little River 1, Little River 2, Little River 3, Nixons Xroads 1, Nixons Xroads 2, Ocean Drive 1, Ocean Drive 2, Wampee, Windy Hill 1, Windy Hill 2) will meet 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the North Myrtle Beach Recreation Center, 1030 Possom Trot Road in North Myrtle Beach.

Burgess area precincts (Burgess 1-4, Deerfield, Garden City 1-4, Glenns Bay, Marlowe 1-3) will meet 2-5 p.m. in the Inlet Square mall meeting room, 10125 U.S. Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. For information, call Russel Fry at 421-4587 or Joe or Mary Scullion at 796-0730.

Socastee/Surfside area precincts (Enterprise, Lake Park, Seawinds, Socastee 1-4, Surfside 1-4) will meet 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Lakewood Resort Conference Center, 5901 S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Call John Bonsignor at 385-39663 or Cam Crawford at 457-4841.

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