Nighttime creeps in earlier every day as autumn settles in. The evenings are cooler, though the daytime heat hangs on.  October is a busy time for the Grand Strand.  Even though it’s officially the “off” season and most tourists have returned to their homes, there are still many events to enjoy. Locals gather to celebrate …

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Introduce me to your family.  I have a daughter; she lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and one grandson.  My sister and her family lives in Murrells Inlet.  Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now? I was born and raised in New York City.  I lived in New Jersey for …

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The March of Dimes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight for the health of babies and their mothers through research, education, and advocacy.  For many years, their focus has centered almost exclusively on babies and preventing premature births.  But in the past few years, the organization has undergone a significant brand change …

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Leonella Gonzalez graduated four years ago from the Integrative Nutrition School based out of New York as a holistic health coach.  “I was struggling a lot with crash diets,” she says.  “I was killing myself with fat-loss pills and putting myself in starvation mode.  Finally, I became more interested in how I felt rather than …

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Joe Reinhardt is originally from Syracuse, NY where he worked for many years in corporate sales.  In 2001, he moved to Myrtle Beach seeking sunnier skies and a slower pace of living.  He began working part time as a chauffeur, then opened his own business, Carolina Limousine & Coach, in 2007.  “I started with one …

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Bailey Turner discovered Wine and Design when she was a sophomore at Coastal Carolina University.  A graphic design major with a minor in studio art, she was looking for a job doing something she loved, and began working at one of Wine and Design’s franchise locations in Myrtle Beach.  After graduation she moved to Chicago, …

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Since its beginnings in 1997, Conway Builders of Myrtle Beach has taken pride in offering quality workmanship.  The family owned and operated company specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling and all other interior house finishings.  Michael Sokolik, Jr. is vice president of the company and partner with his stepfather Victor Conway.  Victor has been in …

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When a relative introduced Jim Bowdre to the funeral business at a young age, he found he enjoyed the profession, and decided to pursue his interest by attended embalming school.  In addition to receiving a degree in mortuary science, he also graduated from Virginia Tech on a full-ride academic scholarship, and earned his master’s degree …

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The thought of insurance and the act of procuring it, whether it’s life, health, or home, rarely engenders much enthusiasm.  Instead it generally conjures up a range of emotions that range from befuddlement to abject dread.  So it’s refreshing to learn that local businessman Chuck Fitzpatrick, with his small, independently owned, family run business, the …

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Introduce me to your family.  We are the William’s family.  It’s myself and my wife T, and we have two children; our daughter Lia, who is seven-years-old, and our son Tray, who is six-years-old.  Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now? Denver, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte.  I’m …

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