Coastal Insider October 2020

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October 2020

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Jennifer O'Leary

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I was born on Long Island, New York, and moved to Myrtle Beach five years ago. Growing up on Long Island, I’m familiar with the culture of local lore and local ghost stories. One of my favorites is the story of Mary’s haunted grave and playhouse. It was said that there was a little girl during the time of the Revolutionary War who used to play in her playhouse outside, away from her house. One day she mysteriously disappeared, but the woods surrounding her playhouse still echoed with her laughter though she never was found. Today, you can still visit the woods and her playhouse and people are spooked, convinced they can feel her spirit still there, playing.

It was interesting to me that people would come from all over to see the origin place of this local legend. Especially because I got to experience living there first-hand. To this day, I love Halloween, ghost stories, and any type of local legend.

I loved reading this month’s front page article because it speaks about the local lore for this area, my new home. I was not aware until now that there was such a rich history of ghost stories and legends to discover. After hearing about other peoples' experiences on the trolley tour— it’s something that I’m looking forward to trying this fall. I’m constantly delighted and surprised by the breadth and diversity of people who live in our community. Their passions, talents and what they share with everyone enriches all of our lives.

Whether ghosts and ghouls are your cup of tea or not, these stories are so much more than a quick scare. They are imbued with the culture and flavor of the history of the area from which they originate— and transport you with their mystery into a different time, long before ours. They are a window, however small, into the past, giving us a glimpse beyond the mundane, into something filled with extraordinary potential and wonder. Wishing you all a spooky ghost-filled Halloween!

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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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History
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Celebrating our Veteran Jim Urban, U.S Army

“As an American, my passion for the military extends back to my roots and growing up in a small town in Augusta, Kentucky. As a kid, I would look out the window at school and see the older kids raising the American flag in the morning and taking it down in the afternoon. When I got to the 6th grade, it was always a big deal for me to be selected to help raise the flag. Written by Melissa LaScaleia.

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Communities
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Fresh from the farm!

All throughout the summer and now into fall, The Market Common opens its doors, so to speak, to an outdoor Farmers Market up and down Deville Street. Written by Ashley Daniels.

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Communities
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Little River

The creaking of an old house is usually just the building settling. But at the Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Little River, odd noises could be tidings from generations past. Considered to be the most haunted restaurant in South Carolina, the Brentwood has been a part of the Little River community since 1994, although the house itself was built in the early 1910s. Written by Emily Smith.

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Business
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Indigo Family Law Firm

Committed to Protecting You, Your Family, and Your Legacy. Lawyer Brana Williams is from Georgetown County and grew up on a tobacco farm. Graduated from USC Law in 1991 and in 2001, she opened her own firm at the Beach, William’s Law Firm, where she practiced criminal and family law. Written by Melissa LaScaleia.

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Business
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HUMANA with Laura Mandujano Urban

Read all about how Laura and Jim urban serve seniors with their Healthcare needs in English and Spanish. Born in Mexico, Laura could never have imagined that she would come to work for and love her career with leading health and well-being company Humana, Inc.

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History
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Major General Ervin C. Sharpe

While much is not known about Major General Ervin C. Sharpe’s early life, he achieved a prominent military career and made significant contributions to the prestige of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base towards the end of the base’s days in active service. Written by Melissa LaScaleia

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