A Tribute to The Veterans In Our Community: With Gratitude for Your Service: July 2020

Gator-Strong Services: For All of Your Gate, Fence, Shutter and Hurricane-Protection Needs: July 2020

Garden City Furniture: A Third Generation Furniture Store To Remember: July 2020

D.R. Horton: A National Homebuilding Company with a Local Presence And Family Feel: July 2020

Einstein’s Dog Sitting Services, LLC and Cat-Care: Pets are Family Members Too: July 2020

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Local Businesses

Mr. Store It Self-Storage, located on Socastee Blvd. just outside the Market Common, is a locally owned company that has been in business for over thirty years. They are managed by a dedicated team that is loyal to serving the needs of the community.  Penny Tharington is the bookkeeper, but wears many additional hats. She’s …

Ocean Lakes Golf Cars is a division of the Jackson Companies, of which Ocean Lakes Family Campground is also a part. In the late 80s, the owners of Ocean Lakes Family Campground started a small golf car rental business with roughly forty golf cars so people could traverse the extensive 310-acre property with greater ease. …

Not so tucked away along the Grand Strand is a not-so-common chocolate shop— Uncommon Chocolatier— so dubbed in playful reference to the shop’s location in The Market Common, a place beloved by owner Don Konieczny. This is the first retail venture for Don and his business partner Christine Falvo, both maestros in their profession. The …



A Message from Our Team

his month, in addition to all of the fanfare surrounding the Fourth of July, I’m celebrating my two-year anniversary as the Insider’s graphic designer. The time has passed quickly, working on clients’ advertisements and the layout for our publication on a daily basis. It’s been an amazing opportunity to grow as a designer, as I’ve learned how to tailor my abilities to fit the needs of our community publication. I appreciate the challenge as I continue to grow and evolve with each passing day.

One of my favorite sections of the paper is the Meet Your Local Veteran section. I love when that article arrives on my desk every month. It’s humbling and inspiring to read about the sacrifices people have made and the challenges they’ve endured in working to secure and maintain freedom for us as well as our country. I love their old service pictures— to witness them in a different era and time— as it reveals a deeper essence of their story and brings it to life in a deeply personal way.

And I’m not the only one who is delighted by this section of the paper. It touches all of our hearts here at the Insider. That’s why we all, as a team, were thrilled that our front page feature for this month so poignantly captures and illustrates the service of the veterans who live in our community by recapping highlights from some of the accounts that we’ve featured previously. It’s a reminder that we’re all celebrating our freedom as a country this month, in part, thanks to them, and the countless other veterans living and deceased, who devoted their time and years of their life to protecting and preserving the unique freedoms that we are able to celebrate and enjoy on a day-to-day basis.

I’m excited to share the traditional cookout with my family and close friends on the 4th— enjoying the great outdoors, the smell of the grill, some beach time, and yard games like corn hole, the giant Jenga game, and volleyball.

But this year, as we fire up the grill and gather around, it will be with a slightly different perspective— not only with a spirit of joy and celebration that it’s our country’s birthday, but with a sense of gratitude for the service of the men and woman who have helped ensure we continue these celebrations year after year.

As we begin to reemerge from such a difficult past few months, we hope our front page article inspires a shift in perspective, a focus on what we have to be grateful for rather than what is lacking at this time. We hope it fills you with gratitude for the numerous blessings and privileges that we all share as Americans, and instills a sense of positivity for everything that there is to always celebrate— family, friends, community, freedom. Happy Fourth of July!


– Rachel Ogg Graphic Designer


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Charlie’s Corner

This month, Charlie gets feisty, and fights for his rights to be the top-table-snitching, snack-picking pooch at the party. “Summer is officially in high swing. I just love the change of the seasons, but the reason why I love July is right up there with why I love other holidays. Two words for you (and …

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Introduce me to your family.  I live with boyfriend, Bob Yockey. I have two boys: Ryan who is 27, and Tyler, who is 22. My mom and dad live in Murrells Inlet. Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now? I’m from the Detroit, Michigan area. We live in the …

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Market Common History

This month, to honor our country on Independence Day and celebrate the values of freedom our country has always stood for, our history section highlights some snapshots from the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base’s involvement in missions and operations that defended our country. Although this is not an exhaustive list, we hope you’ll enjoy the …

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Pomegranates have been revered by numerous countries and cultures throughout the centuries, from Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the tables of modern day London, where the bulky fruit became all the rage after the publication of the cookbook Ottolenghi in 2018, and the little seeds bedecked dishes from eggplant to ice cream across the city.  In …

There are many sundries characteristic of the holiday season, but none so quintessentially homey as the sight and smell of gingerbread.  Gingerbread traces its origins to ancient Greece and was immensely popular by the Middle Ages.  Over time, as is wont to happen, creativity took hold, and gingerbread were fashioned into all manner of shapes …

Our September recipe celebrates the abundance of what’s in your garden and at the market this month.  When you tire of popping cherries in your mouth, but still want to savor the rich, sun-ripened fruits, head to the kitchen and brave the heat of the stove with this scone recipe.  Slicing and de-pitting the cherries …

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