Coastal Insider November 2020

November 2020

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Thanksgiving is always an extra special time of year for me because it’s my birthday month! If anyone wants to send me presents they can drop them off at the Insider office; I promise to share the goodies with Charlie the dog… Some years, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving. In the past, my Grandma would do all the cooking for Thanksgiving, preparing a twenty-course meal. Much of the food was from her garden— of which she had three— and she raised farm animals as well. My family would come from everywhere to be together and celebrate. I have really fond memories of those two events when they coincided. For me, it was always a beautiful time.

I like that food is such a big part of the Thanksgiving tradition because it’s something that brings family and friends together. It draws people closer when we can eat, drink and be merry with great conversations, creating life-long memories.

I love this month’s front page article; it has some great suggestions and pointers for planning this holiday or any others with your close ones. We hope that the content gives you ideas and tips to help you celebrate the fullest and best way, no matter the size of your gathering or the modifications that you’ve had to make do to Covid-19.

If you know me, you know I’m grateful for everything. This month brings out the most gratitude in people, so it’s no surprise that it’s my favorite, birthday aside. My biggest gratitude this year is for my health, with a close second for my family, friends and team at work. Everyone has been so supportive of me this past year as I’ve been devoting extra time to caring for my daughter’s health. And for all of you I’m truly grateful. Let’s keep the gratitude rolling as there’s always something or someone to be grateful for, no matter the circumstances.

Latoya Grayson


Anderson Brothers Bank

Anderson Brothers Bank is a local institution that was founded in the early 1930s, when tobacco farmers needed financing for their crop. During the recession, there wasn’t an option for farmers to secure funding, so the Anderson family offered it to them out of the back of an old tobacco warehouse in Marion County.

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Chicken with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

The beauty and simplicity of fresh herbs and garden-ripened tomatoes are showcased in this fall chicken recipe. Heirlooms add more flavor and pizazz, but cherry or plums will work well too.

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Holiday Festivities in North Myrtle Beach

This year’s Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach runs from November 23 through December 30, at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Millions of lights will sparkle through the nights this year just as they have in years past, shining brightly in the face of trying times.

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Clemmons Law Firm, LLC

Clemmons Law Firm, LLC provides legal services in the areas of bankruptcy, community associations and real estate law. The firm also provides other essential legal services associated with estate planning such as wills, trusts, health care directives and related services.

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Q&A With Eric Richards of ER Home, LLC

Eric Richards, artist, visionary, and owner of ER Home, LLC has a vision for each home he works in, and he implements that vision from beginning to end, working as an all-inclusive, multi-talented contractor.

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Cover Stories

Tales of the Season

Kathryn Hedgepath has always loved local history. “As a kid growing up here in the 70s, I used to read a monthly publication for tourists. It always included a ghost story— the same ones— again and again— and I would read them again and again I loved them so much,” she says with a laugh.

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