Southern Snaps

Myrtle Beach Girls

By Connie Barnard

Myrtle Beach Girls

In 1935, Ruth and George Anne’s parents moved to Myrtle Beach from Wilmington when their father, George W. Trask, Jr., started a farm in conjunction with a thriving family produce business that trucked vegetables to cities throughout the Northeast. The present Mr. Joe White Blvd., then called Farm Road, led to the Trasks’ 300-400 acre […]

Tammy Mills: Living The Best Life Now

Tammy Mills is the picture of health – pretty and petite with glowing skin and a bright smile. Our meeting in a local restaurant was filled with laughter, fun and a few tears. Why the tears? Tammy has Stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized to her liver. She’s been told it can be treated, […]

Becky Bannon: Drama Queen

By Connie Barnard

Becky Bannon: Drama Queen

The world is her stage…the stage is her world. If Becky Bannon had not come to Myrtle Beach for a summer job in 1966, hundreds of Horry County students might never have known the magical world of live theater. With a newly-minted degree from Marshall University, Becky came here with her roommate to celebrate a […]

Cayenne Graves – Living a Life Led by Love

Cayenne Graves has witnessed the healing power of expressive art. This vivacious and warm volunteer curator of the Mercy Care art gallery creates beautiful paintings depicting images of women and dogs, representing the many emotions that are a part of the human experience. As well as being an artist, this unique individual reaches out to […]

Operation Happily Ever After: Giving Back by Paying Forward

Angie Eggleston and her husband, Wayne, are living examples of goodness growing out of grief. Theirs is a rare and multi-layered love story which reaches beyond personal tragedy, even beyond the grave, to embrace hundreds of total strangers. Aiken native Angie Boone Eggleston met her husband when they were both on active duty in the […]

Southern Snaps (June 2010)

Small, family-owned businesses are the backbone of our country, and while bigger retailers have brought changes to the way we spend our money, our area has more than a few of these jewels that have stood the test of time. Sasee spent time with three of the oldest businesses in our community, all owned by […]

Murph’s Journey

By Connie Barnard

Murph’s Journey

People watchers might speculate that Marilyn Fore is a fashion model, a film star or jet setter. Surely, the tall, striking blond with a flair for glamour couldn’t be a college vice president with multiple degrees and 30 years of distinguished experience as an educator and administrator. Dr. Marilyn Murphy “Murph” Fore, however, is that […]

Balancing Act

By Connie Barnard

Balancing Act

Meet three young women you’d love to hate – if they weren’t so nice. They’re gorgeous, stylish, and smart. They are acknowledged over-achievers with prestigious academic credentials, impressive careers, handsome, helpful husbands and adorable children. The three good friends, attorney Ashley Morrison, speech pathologist Amy Wilkes, and physician Jennifer Merritt, sat down with Sasee to […]

Jessica Sagun: Changing Lives One Brushstroke, Drumbeat and Dance Step at a Time

I met Jess Sagun, director of Abiding Village, at their storefront gallery/studio, located in the old Waccamaw Outlet Mall off Highway 501. As she showed me around the beautiful facility, telling me the details of what she does and why, I was immediately glad that our community has someone like Jess, and a ministry like […]

Dream Weaver: Cynthia Hodell Dyer

It’s a new year, a fresh start. Many of use are eager to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. Some are motivated by harsh economic realities of 2009, others by a deep persistent nudge to move in new directions, to re-invent or re-kindle inner spirits. For yet others, the tapestry of life has become […]

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