Elliott Realty: The Difference a Dollar Makes

It all started during a night of trick-or-treating through a quiet Little River neighborhood one Halloween. While the children ran from house-to-house collecting their candy, Rick Elliott walked with Rev. Daryle Bush, pastor of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, and Bush’s wife, Ann. A faithful parishioner, Elliott was happy to share his Halloween and some good […]

Ground Zero to Call the Rivoli Theatre Home

Myrtle Beach teens will soon have a new place they can go to hang out, have fun and enjoy some uplifting entertainment—and Ground Zero will have a brand new place to call home. A nonprofit teen outreach ministry that has been serving the Grand Strand since 2006, Ground Zero has been renovating the former Rivoli […]

A New Direction for Horry County’s Homeless

Poverty and homelessness are ongoing challenges within Horry County. According to the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless’ 2013 Point in Time Count report, an estimated 51,367 county residents live in poverty, and upwards of 3,200 are homeless annually.  Though many agencies and organizations throughout the county have been working individually to address these challenges, […]

Full Circle

Via Michele Borbely, Caseworker for Salvation Army – Horry County Social Services: salvationarmyhorrycounty.org When people in our community are in need, they come see me. I work to provide emergency food, clothing vouchers, energy and rental assistance (when funds are available), and assistance with burn-outs. This past year was a very busy time for the Salvation […]

Love the Wetlands

Via the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP): SCELP.org Get the Press Release here. The South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is a non-profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protection of the South Carolina environment. We are the only such organization that focuses exclusively on South Carolina. SCELP’s goal is to protect South Carolina’s natural resources and environment through […]

Pip on Wheels

Via Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission (WARM): www.WARMFarms.org Handicapped? Nonsense – Life is Great Pip was born with no front legs. His parents belonged to a private breeder and because of his affliction, he was scheduled to be euthanized. Hating to see the pup euthanized, a neighbor called WARM, and WARM took him in. Says Julie […]

The Boy by Her Bed

January 30, 2012 Barbara Nichols writes… I run an afterschool reading and math program in a small town in South Carolina. This is the story of one student and his remarkable grandmother. I first met Chris in 2005 when he started attending our afterschool program. Chris was a quiet, hard-working, and unassuming sixth grader at […]