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Mickey Davis and her husband Norton have been spending their winters in Myrtle Beach for the past decade.  “Because it’s winter and there are less tourists here, I notice the unemployment,” she says.  “And because of the unemployment, I noticed the lack of food.  My son is a food director for the Burlington, Vermont schools, …

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Rich and Diane Duloft standing in their store

Walking into Wild Birds Unlimited in Surfside Beach, owned by Diane and Rich Duloft, is like stepping into a world of everything outdoor birds.  The store is part of a franchise, but each shop is different because it expresses the uniqueness of the owner and reflects the natural environment in which it is located.  Diane’s …

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Jim Urban was born and raised in the small town of Augusta, Kentucky.  After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served for nine years as an active duty member.  “I beat on the Berlin Wall when it came down in 1989,” he says.  “But my proudest military moment was when I was …

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During the 1950s and beyond, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base saw considerable action in Eastern countries and other parts of the world, including Europe, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.  During these years, an estimated 3,500 civilian and military personnel were involved in keeping the military base at the ready to meet the needs of our …

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Mickey Davis

Introduce me to your family.  I live with my husband, Norton Davis.  We have been married for 58 years.  We have six children— three together, and three from his first marriage.  We have twelve grandchildren, all over the country and world.  Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now? I …

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Most people know that American Red Cross relies on donations from the public to run their services and programs, but did you know how vital this financial support truly is, or how the funds are allocated?  Red Cross prides themselves on being transparent with their financial information.  People can visit www.charitynavigator.com to see a full …

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CresCom Bank is the second largest community bank in the Carolinas.  They operate in seven of the twenty-five fastest growing markets in the Southeastern United States; have 62 branch locations; and are at $3.9 billion in assets.  CresCom came into being in 2012, when the bank’s parent holding company, Carolina Financial Corporation, merged the names …

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Window Genie of Myrtle Beach specializes in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, roof cleaning, gutter cleaning and more for their residential and commercial clients as well as condo associations.  “We’re not perfect, but we try to be,” says Tom Washer, the owner of the franchise.  “Our first priorities are to have respect for the …

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Two of our avid readers sitting on a bench enjoying our community publication

The Coastal Insider is the only true community publication that covers the entire Grand Strand area from Pawleys Island in the South to Little River in the North.  Many people think that we’re a newspaper, but we aren’t.  So what are we really?  And why? Simply put, we are a monthly publication that serves this …

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Off of Highway 501 at River Oaks Drive and just off of the Intracoastal Waterway close to Seaboard Street, lies United Outreach Ministries Thrift Store 501(c)(3)— a hidden gem of a second-hand store with a big-hearted mission.  They opened in January 2019.  As the holidays approach, people often look to those less fortunate than themselves …

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