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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing important information to keep you and your family safe during and immediately after Hurricane Delta. Because the hurricane is making landfall during the COVID-19 pandemic and affecting areas impacted by earlier storms this seaso…

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Direct deposit is the safest and most convenient way to receive your benefit payment. In 2013, the Department of the Treasury issued a mandate to move away from checks as a method to deliver federal benefit payments. Since then, almost 99 percent of our Social Security beneficiaries have the…

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On Benefits.gov, we aim to increase citizen access to government benefit information. Throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we’ve received requests for more information on Economic Impact Payments and how they may help during this difficult time. In this article, you will learn abo…

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The House of Hope is pleased to announce  the groundbreaking for HOPE Village, our Tiny House project, on September 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM, at 1020 W. Darlington Street in Florence, SC.  This event caps off several years of planning and sets the stage for another way House of Hope will assist …

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We want you to join us for our virtual Good Neighbor Gala but if you don't remember your Facebook login information it may make it hard for you to attend.   Follow these simple steps below so you can enjoy the Gala: Click on your Facebook App  Click on the Search Button Type in Lighthouse Mi…

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Flood damage to your home or business can be stressful and financially devastating. With adequate flood insurance coverage and your important documents organized and stored appropriately, you can recover quicker from the unforeseen disaster.

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FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence is pleased to announce the promotion of Shannon Tanner as the new Fire Chief effective August 15, 2020.  This selection follows the June 2020 appointment of Randall Osterman as Florence City Manager. 

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has brought hardships to citizens with mortgage or rent payments, along with citizens that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) manages federal programs designed to help Americans with their ho…

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The first day of summer is June 20, but summer thunderstorms don’t wait for the solstice. Thunderstorms form quickly and lightning can be deadly. Lightning Safety Awareness Week is an effort by the National Weather Service to help increase lightning safety. It’s time to brush up on your ligh…

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Conway, S.C.- American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Copperhead Road, was damaged by a fire this evening.  The Horry County Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping a family of four by providing financial assistan…

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., June 12, 2020 – Disaster-trained volunteers with the American Red Cross are helping approximately 20 people after an apartment fire along Greens Boulevard in Myrtle Beach Friday morning. At least 8 units were damaged.

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Hi, there. I am your neighborhood stormwater pond. You might call me by a different name, maybe lagoon, lake, or fishing pond, but chances are if you live in a community with a pond, it’s me, your friendly stormwater pond. I have been designed by engineers to perform an important job and hel…

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SC Humanities operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation granting funds received from federal (National Endowment of the Humanities), corporate, state, and private sources. The Board of Directors consists of twenty-two volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three…

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., May 17, 2020 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Libra Drive, was damaged by a fire this morning.  The Myrtle Beach Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping three clients by providing fina…

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Donations can be sent or taken to 3615 Hickson Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Gift cards, cash and checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 1351, Florence, SC 29501. Please indicate New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in the memo!

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During this pandemic we need your help more than ever before.  According to National Multifamily Housing Council, as of April 5th only 69% of renters made their April rent payment. Just today, they announced that there are more than 22 million people who have lost their jobs and filed for un…

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With April 1 approaching soon, businesses closing, and the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, many tenants are worrying about how they will make their next rent payments.

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 22, 2020 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a person whose home, located on Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach, was damaged by a fire last night.  Horry County Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping one adult by providi…

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Waccamaw Community Foundation is partnering with the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation and Coastal Community Foundation to support communities in coastal South Carolina that are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please join us by donating to the COVID-19 Relief & Recover…

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(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 13, 2020 – President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency Friday and Gov. Henry McMaster’s declaration of a state of emergency mean that South Carolina’s law against price gouging is now in effect. Either declaration would have put the state’s law in effect. State law (SC §39-5-145) says that it is unlawful to “rent or sell or offer to rent or sell a commodity at an unconscionable price.” The law remains in effect until the declaration expires or is terminated. It’s important to keep in mind that normal changes in the prices of goods and...

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 12, 2020 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Brighton Ave in Myrtle Beach, was damaged by a fire early this morning.  Horry County Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping two adults…

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FLORENCE, S.C. (March 5, 2020) – HopeHealth will host the 25th Annual 50+ Senior Life Expo, sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina - Florence Medical Center. Taking place on April 2-3 at the Florence Center, this premier event focuses on entertaining and educating retirees and…

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Columbia, S.C., March 6, 2020– Two additional disaster volunteers from the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross will deploy to Tennessee as the community works to recover after severe storms and at least one tornado touched down earlier this week

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Myrtle Beach, S.C.  February 25, 2020 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Westhaven Dr in Myrtle Beach, was damaged by a fire yesterday afternoon.  Horry County Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping six peo…

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Conway, S.C.  February 20, 2020 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Orangewood Ct in Conway, was damaged by flooding late yesterday morning.  The Horry County Fire and Rescue responded to assist. The Red Cross is helping two people b…

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, partnering with South Carolina Legal Services, will host a program on Renting and Landlord Law on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  In this free informational session, attendees will be informed about renting and landlord laws.

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To prevent heart disease avoid or limit processed foods, fats, sugar and sodium in your daily diet.

McLeod Cardiologist Anne Everman, MD, offers tips on the good, bad and avoidable when it comes to your food choices.

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