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From The Editor Curtains Charleston’s New Arts Website Beds 10 Reasons To Plant Trees...Now! Sunrooms Bunker Shot Perfection Fans Commercial Real Estate Wardrobe Time To Refinace or Buy!? Books Can You Find The Gorget? Carolina Girl Gear How To Make Grits Chandeliers How To Set A Table Neighborhoods About Carolina Forest Outside Carolina Forest Calendar of Events Showers Shopping At Carolina Forest Dining And Entertainment Churches, Schools, & Religous Supplies Professional Services Clothing Stores and Accessories House and Home Personal Care Medical Real Estate Automotive Banking and Finance Specialities 5 10 12 13 15 16 18 20 21 23 25 27 28 29 30 32 33 35 37 38 40 41 43 45 51 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 www.CarolinaForest.sc Online Magazine | 2009 3

From the editor
Buy LoCaL
Promoting local business is as simple as having other company’s business cards or brochures posted on a board in your store. In an effort to promote the Carolina Forest Area, we are distributing decals that say “Check us out at www.CarolinaForest.sc,” in hopes that local shoppers will visit the site to find local restaurants, clothing, specials, coupons and more. We are doing our part, so please join us, and promote your local merchants, and everyone will benefit!

top ten

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think LoCaL in CaroLina Forest Buy LoCaL - Be LoCaL CaroLina Forest Businesses

1. Buy LoCaL -- Support yourself and the Carolina Forest

Community. Many studies have revealed when you buy from an independent, locally owned business in the Carolina Forest area, rather than a nationally owned businesses, considerably more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses. Carolina Forest businesses continue to strengthen the economic base of the Carolina Forest community. These include case studies showing that Carolina Forest owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.

2.support CaroLina Forest area Community Groups:

Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller Carolina Forest area business owners than they do from large companies.

3. keep

the CaroLina Forest area unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun -- all of it makes our Carolina Forest community home. Our one-of-a-kind Carolina Forest businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of the Grand Strand. Tourism businesses also benefit. “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust.

4. reduCe environmentaL impaCt: Locally owned businesses
in Carolina Forest Area can make more local purchases requiring less transportation. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

5. Create additionaL JoBs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in Carolina Forest area community, provide the most jobs to local residents
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From the editor
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6. reCeive Better serviCe:
Carolina Forest businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products and services they offer, and take more time to get to know customers.

9. Buy What you Want, not What BiG advertisinG BudGets Want you to Buy:
A South Carolina marketplace comprised of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products and services based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, promises a much broader range of product choices.

7.invest in the CaroLina Forest Community: Local
Carolina Forest businesses are owned by people who live in this community, and they are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

10. promote LoCaL prosperity: An escalating body
of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character. Larry Local www.CarolinaForest.sc Editor in Chief

8. put your taxes to Good use: Carolina Forest businesses
require a relatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering Carolina Forest.

VILLAS at COASTAL CAROLINA CENTRE Conway, SC - Just 3 miles from Coastal Carolina University

This new GATED community is in the pre-construction phase with sales beginning this fall. It is very conveniently located off Hwy 544, just 3 miles south of Coastal Carolina University and 3 miles north of Hwy 31. This is a perfect location for students, hospital staff and all others who enjoy the more relaxing ride of Hwy 544, as opposed to the traffic of Hwy 501! We will be offering 2-Bedroom townhome units and 3-Bedroom condominium units which will built in 4-story buildings equipped with elevators, for your convenience. The Villas will have a community pool and cabana area and also a botanical garden with seating for your relaxation and enjoyment. You are invited to visit us in our onsite sales trailer when sales begin shortly. Until then, if you would like more information on this exciting new project, please give our office a call. (843) 238-8664 GENERAL INFORMATION: 2 and 3 Bedroom Units available Gated community with Card Accessibility Only 3 miles from Coastal Carolina University

Some units are offered For Rent - Call for pricing Late September is first Closing Date Available On-Site Sales Center Opening late June Wireless Internet INCLUDED in HOA Fees Private community surrounded by trees Community Pool with Botanical Gardens Both 2 & 3 bedrooms offer: Smooth top stoves Built in Microwaves Basic Cable and Water included with HOA Smooth Ceilings Washer/Dryer Connections Carpet with Ceramic tile in Baths, Kitchen and Foyer 2 BEDROOM UNITS: 2 ½ Baths Pre-Construction Pricing $139,900 Over 1100 Heated Square Feet Townhome Hardy Plank Siding Outside Storage Space 3 BEDROOM UNITS: 2 ½ Baths Offered at $159,900 Over 1400 Square Feet 4 Story Building with Elevator Crown Molding Tray Ceiling in Master

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“When twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star, remember that you have a friend though she may wander far.”

CharLeston’s oFFiCe oF CuLturaL aFFairs LaunChes WWW.CharLestonarts.sC, as thier neW arts WeB site
From: Charleston Currents The City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs has launched http://www.CharlestonArts.sc, a companion Web site to the OCA’s primary page at the city’s official site. CharlestonArts.sc will be updated daily with information and features, including an arts calendar that users can search by date, artist, presenting group or venue; social networking widgets; and a directory of local arts and cultural organizations and venues. “We are hopeful that CharlestonArts.sc will be a major benefit to local artists and arts organizations by disseminating information about their events with the most up-to-date information to a broader public,” said Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs. Other options for users at CharlestonArts.sc include the following: • Arts organizations can download forms from the Office of Cultural Affairs, submit events, update contact information and compare performance dates with other area organizations. • The Tools for Professional section of the Web site features job listings for arts professionals, including full time and part time work as well as internships and volunteer opportunities with arts and cultural organizations in the tri-county area. • Updated grant opportunities for arts organizations, with detailed information, including deadlines, application and contact information. • Call for Submissions and Call for Auditions pages with details about the location, deadlines, fees and additional requirements. The new Web site also hosts connecting pages for general information on the Office of Cultural Affairs and its projects: the Charleston Farmers Market, the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Holiday Magic, Happy New Year Charleston!, the Holiday Parade of Boats, the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program, Piccolo Spoleto and the MOJA Arts Festival. The Web Site was developed and is being hosted by Carolina Media Services ( www.ONLY.sc) . www.CarolinaForest.sc Online Magazine | 2009 12

“The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world” Napoleon Bonaparte

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In our lives there is bound to come some pain, surely as there are storms and falling rain; just believe that the one who holds the storms will bring the sun.

Bunker shot perFeCtion: BLast your Way to a Better GoLF sCore
Bunker shots can be daunting but it’s really all in your head! Use these simple techniques the next time you’re in the bunker and blast your way to a better score. Golf ScoreFirst, don’t change your swing. Use the loft of the club and your back swing to determine your distance. Of course this will take some practice so you know how to shorten your backswing to get the distance you need. You use your back swing to adjust your distance because you always want to accelerate through the ball. You never want to the club head to decelerate. Also open the club face if needed to decrease the distance the ball will travel.

Use the “bounce” on the club to launch the ball out of the sand. Don’t worry too much about the definition of bounce but try this the next time in the practice sand trap. Take your sand wedge and swing at the sand. Vary the angle the club hits the sand. When you bring the club down steeply you’ll take a lot of sand and leave a large “divot” in the sand. Decrease the angle that you strike the sand until you can feel the club almost bounce off the sand. Feeling that is more important than the actual definition of bounce. The key is to have this bounce feel when hitting the ball out of the sand. Open the club face and aim slightly right with an open stance with the ball forward in your stance, slightly off of your left heel for right handed golfers. When you swing follow the line of your feet. Keep the weight on your left foot and don’t try to lift the ball, let the club do the work; trust me the club will lift the ball. Hit about 1 inch behind the ball. The key is to get sand between the club face and the ball. This is where that bounce comes in to play. Also, expect more roll on the ball when faced with a down hill lie in the bunker because the ball won’t get as much spin and tend to roll quite a bit. Use and practice these techniques to get yourself off the beach and onto the green. For more helpful tips, advice, or to add some Golf Tips and Suggestions of your own - you are invited to visit the South Carolina Golfers Blog at www.Golf.sc/Blog/

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“What is my loftiest ambition? I’ve always wanted to throw an egg at an electric fan.” Oliver Herford quotes (1863-1935)

CommerCiaL reaL estate
rentinG
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today’s market

First make sure that the area you have chosen is right for your intended business. If you plan on expanding, take that into consideration. Do you need to be close to an expressway, or the local airport? Before you decide, think ahead, because you may be getting into a long term commitment. Make sure that any space you’re considering is big enough for both your current needs, and your foreseeable growth. Be realistic and never over-commit. Do your homework beforehand. Investigate traffic patterns; tour the area and building. Find out who the previous tenant was, and why the business left. Learn what kinds of marketing the location does in support of its tenants (if any) and whether co-operative marketing funds are available to you. Weigh the benefits of guaranteed foot traffic at a mall

location against premium rent. Some malls require that all tenants stay open during mall hours, and pay for common area usage as well as the store’s own space and upkeep. Stores may also be asked to pay a percentage of sales to the mall. Identify your closest competitors. Also check out neighboring businesses with an eye for complementary products or services. If you are locating in a mall, check the lease agreement for any guaranteed protection against competition. Evaluate whether the physical location and space is a good fit with your product line. Do you need a large, bright space or is an office warehouse sufficient? Investigate any restrictions on signage. Signs are vitally important to retail businesses, yet many landlords decide on what a store can and cannot do. The rules may be even stricter in a mall, which closely monitors its physical appearance. Negotiate the terms of your lease aggressively. Think about consulting a realtor that is familiar with the area. Never accept wording that’s confusing or that leaves you wondering who is liable for what. Ask for the right of first refusal on adjacent space in case you need to expand. Negotiate for free improvements, free rent, and other incentives before signing your lease. Hire a real estate attorney who not only specializes in lease negotiations, but knows your area and, preferably, has dealt with your kind of business before. A lease negotiation can cover tens, if not hundreds, of terms, and you want someone in your corner who has seen it all before. Know who is responsible for maintaining the heating, air-conditioning and other systems, as well as keeping up the parking lot and building exterior. This can be critical in older buildings. Who pays for the utilities and trash pick-up? The time has probably never been better to start a new venture if you have a business that is not being adversely affected by this economy. Just make sure you get the right location……

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Kids Eat FrEE
Applebee’s Kids meals are .99 with adult purchase. Tuesday’s after 5 pm (843) 678-9406 CiCi’s Pizza Children under 3 eat free with adult purchase Every Night (843) 413-0600 Fazoli’s Kids eat free every weekend in August. One free kids meal per adult entree purchase. Saturday & Sunday Florence: (843) 664-3062 North Myrtle Beach: (843) 249-6901 Surfside: (843) 477-1801 IHOP Good thru Sept. 13: Kids 12 and under get a free kids meal with purchase of adult meal. Daily 4pm-10pm North Myrtle Beach (843) 249-9742 Florence (843) 629-9999 Myrtle Beach (843) 626-0136 Moe’s Southwest Grill Kids under 12 with Adult purchase of entrée or 2 tacos. Same offer on Sunday if you present your church bulletin. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5pm-10pm (803) 743-9663 Western Sizzlin Children 4 and under eat Buffet for free Daily (843) 665-5965

Just let the wardrobe do the acting
Jack Nicholson

rate with the tax advantages of a mortgage, and you have an incredibly cheap way to build wealth, but you better act now. Real estate guru Barbara Corcoran has already seen a tremendous surge in refinance applications – more than triple the average – and the number of people getting approved is astronomically higher as well, she says. But that doesn’t mean the low rates are a panacea for the ills of the housing market. It is only once home prices start to go up that we will finally see a light at the end of tunnel, Corcoran says. Until that happens, we are still going to have to crawl out of this mess. “[Low interest rates are] a not a lifesaver,” Corcoran says. “This is just a helping hand.”

David Kittle, chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, has this advice to homeowners looking to refinance: Do it. Don’t get greedy searching for another quarter-point. Lock in rates now. He is seeing applications soar over 125% just since Thanksgiving due to the low rates. Of course, you should only refinance if it saves you at least 3/8 on the rate and if you plan on staying in your home for at least four years, Kittle says. Along with good credit, proof of income and money by means of a down payment or equity in the home, there are certain things every homeowner needs regardless of interest rate levels.

time to reFinanCe Buy !?

or

Right now, mortgage rates are at their lowest level since 1971. Think about that. Twenty-five years ago, homeowners were paying as much as 18% on a 30-year fixed. Today it’s just a little over 5%.Combine that

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“A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say ‘How to Build a Boat” Stephen Wright

Can

the GorGet?
The South Carolina State flag is immediately recognizable to native Carolinians, and if you’re spending some time out-of-State, it will probably bring a tear to your eye to see it whizzing by on a bumper sticker or rippling in the soft blue sky of a native license plate. Most folks, however, consistently confuse our flag for a simple representation of a moonlit palm tree. The truth it, the sliver of crescent suspended in the upper left hand corner is not a moon phase: it’s a piece of ornamental armour known as a “gorget”. A holdover from the days of knights in shining armour, the gorget was originally used to protect the throat and block blows from non-projectile weapons such as swords. Since the gorget originally rested

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around the throat, the shape was that of a crescent. In formal armour, the gorget was placed beneath the breastplate and backplate set and supported the weight of the armour. They were often equipped with straps in order to attach some of the heavier armours. By the Renaissance, the gorgets had already achieved an ornamental status and by the American Revolution, it could be seen hanging from delicate chains and ribbons around the throats of officers, signifying their rank. The first South Carolina flag, designed in 1765, displayed the dark blue of the American troops’ uniforms and a large crescent with the word “Liberty” written within it. While most historians agree that the crescent is the representation of the gorget, which was also worn as a symbol on the caps of American soldiers, there is some argument that the symbol could also stand

for the river bend on which Charleston sits (the crescent was a common symbol used by early American settlements when their Town rested on the curve of a river), or it was a borrowed symbol from the crest of the Bull family, one of Charleston’s early settlers. The palmetto tree on today’s flag was not included until January 28, 1861, the day of South Carolina’s secession from the Union. The palmetto tree represents the defense of Fort Moultrie from British attack, as the Fort itself was made of palmetto logs: an unexpectedly brilliant construction, as the logs of the palmetto tree are incredibly resilient and absorbed the enemy cannon fire like a sponge. Either way we have a pretty cool state flag, and gorget is hard to pronounce!

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Get Your Carolina Girl Gear!

hoW

to make Grits

By now, you should know that grits are not only the starch of choice in South Carolina, it’s also the acronym for “Girls Raised in the South”; so if you don’t have your recipe down by now, it’s time to get boiling. Proper grits do not come in an easy to open, plastic-lined paper packet. As My Cousin Vinny put it, “Real grits take at least 20 minutes to cook”. In fact, they take a couple hours, but it’s worth every simmering second.So get rid of the Quaker Instant Grits and mosey on down to the rice isle. Grits can usually be found either here or in the baking isle. If you’re lucky enough to live near a local produce market or farmer’s market, 99% of the time you’ll find more than enough grits in stock. Some local favorites include Anson Mills grits and Charleston’s Favorite Stone Ground Grits. Now that you have the dry goods, make sure you have some fresh chicken stock, milk, cream and butter. Oh yes, you’re making these the way God intended. Measure out your dry grits (1 cup of dry grits makes roughly 2 servings) and clean them by placing them in a bowl and

filling the bowl with water until the water is an inch or so above the grits. Skim off the chaff and drain. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be completely dry, just get it as close as possible. Now, dump the wet grits into a pot and pour in twice as much chicken stock as grits. Bring this to a boil, then reduce to medium-low. Now add equal portions cream and milk up to 2 and ½ times the amount of grits. So, if I was making this recipe for two, I would have used 1 cup dry grits, 2 ½ cups chicken stock, 1 ¾ cups cream and 1 ¾ cups milk. Add salt and pepper to taste, then sit back and let it simmer. The longer the grits simmer, the richer they’ll be. Typical time is 20-30 minutes, but some of the best grits sit for an hour to two hours at low to medium-low heat, just soaking up that cream and milk. Right before you serve the grits up, stir in a healthy pat of butter and, if you’re feeling a little wild, grate a handful of parmesan or cheddar cheese over the top. Play with and perfect this dish to your liking. The recipe is purposefully simple for the sole reason that it’s up to each southern girl to come up with her own special twist on this Southern Classic.

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There really are some incredible chandeliers on the market now. The designs are a lot softer and warmer than they used to be. I think the overriding design factor that most homeowners are seeking is something that says their home is warm, inviting and comfortable. Susan Humphress

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to set a

taBLe
As a lady of the Carolina’s, small shows of simple grace and etiquette should become as second nature to you. Now, this isn’t saying that you have to run out immediately and have visiting cards printed, or go buy a sterling silver tea set, but having knowledge of little things like place settings means a lot to locals and ultimately, shows that you truly care for and respect the civility which is the heart of South Carolina. Even at an informal dinner, it’s a good idea to create a centerpiece. This can be a week-long labor of love or, in most cases, a small setting thrown together about five minutes before the guests arrive. A few snippings from the juniper tree for frilly greenery and aromatic scent, a handful of flowers arranged in a low bowl or small vase, a couple strategically placed pieces of fruit and a candle or two and your centerpiece is complete. A bouquet of flowers from the local florist or, better yet, a nearby farm, would also work, but no matter what, the point is that you have one. Another little pointer: don’t make the centerpiece taller than eye level. Guests would like to be able to see each other when they speak and it could mess up a lovely arrangement if you’re having to part the sunflowers every time you want to ask a question. As for your silverware, if you have sterling silver, use it. Even, and especially, if it’s your great grandmother’s set that’s been passed down for generations.

She never intended for you to keep it wrapped up in crumbling bags of velvet. Silverware and formal china, however pretty and expensive, were meant to be used and this is a great time to show them off. Even if you don’t have formal silverware, though, the point is to have the place settings properly arranged and in the end, no one will really care what the silverware looked like as long as there’s plenty of food and wine.

of passing bowls and dishes around. If it is Thanksgiving at Grandma’s, none of the above applies.

With the dinner plate as the center, silverware should be placed in line, an inch from the edge of the table, and arranged from the outside – in, in order of use. On the right, salad fork (smaller fork), appetizer utensil (or another small fork or none at all if you aren’t having an appetizer between salad, soup and dinner), then dinner fork (your biggest fork) closest to the plate. On the left, soup spoon, spreading knife for the bread and the dinner knife closest to the plate. Be sure to turn the blade of the knives toward the plate, as an outwardly turned knife is a symbol of aggression toward the other diners (don’t you love these quaint little old world idiosyncrasies?). The dessert fork and spoon for after dinner tea or coffee should go across the top of the dinner plate, with the tines of the fork facing right and the bowl of the spoon facing left. Napkins should be folded either as simply or ornately as you like, and placed in the center of the dinner plate. Glasses are also placed an inch above the knives and in order of use starting from the far right: white wine, red wine, dessert wine and water tumbler. Dinner should be served from the kitchen and ideally, placed on each diner’s plate by the server/host instead www.CarolinaForest.sc Online Magazine | 2009 33

“If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life.” Louis Parrish

neiGhBorhoods
1. Neighborhoods are where we all grew up a long time ago. Today, because of golf courses, shopping areas, subdivisions, jobs, schools, and a transient society, a neighborhood means different things to different folks. 2. Neighborhoods can be as small as a dozen or so houses, and be as many as thousands of homes. 3. Neighborhoods are common, and perhaps close to universal, since most people in urbanized areas would probably consider themselves to be living in one. 4. Neighborhoods are convenient, and always accessible, since you are already in your neighborhood when you walk out your door. 5. Successful neighborhood action frequently requires little specialized technical skill, and often little or no money. Action may call for an investment of time, but material costs are often low. 6. With neighborhood action, compared to activity on larger scales, results are more likely to be visible and quickly forthcoming. The streets are generally cleaner; the crosswalks are painted; the trees are planted; a festival draws a crowd. 7. Visible and swift results are indicators of success; and since success is reinforcing, the probability of subsequent neighborhood action is increased. 8. Because neighborhood action usually involves others, such actions create or strengthen connections and relationships with other neighbors, leading in turn to a variety of potentially positive effects, often hard to predict. 9. Over and above these community advantages, neighborhood activity may simply be enjoyable and fun for those taking part. But in addition to these benefits, considerable research indicates that strong and cohesive neighborhoods and communities are linked –quite possibly causally linked – to decreases in crime, better outcomes for children, and improved physical and mental health. The social support that a strong neighborhood may provide can serve as a buffer against various forms of adversity. Sometimes a neighborhood isn’t a neighborhood until an event occurs, which draws people together, to become “neighbors”.

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aBout CaroLina Forest
Carolina Forest is one of the more popular communities for people living and working in the Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina.

GoLF!
Residents are afforded with recreational opportunities in the Carolina Forest area. There are two golf courses in Carolina Forest, Man O’ War and The Wizard golf courses. Both are situated beside Windsor Green and Waterford Plantation. The River Oaks neighborhood, which borders Carolina Forest, also features numerous golf courses as well. Carolina Forest has plans for ten golf courses, but the slight decline of the golf industry in Myrtle Beach has not permitted this.

reCent deveLopment
Carolina Forest boasts one of the top school districts in the state, and is an unincorporated town made-up of numerous neighborhoods communities and new commercial developments conveniently situated between the beaches of Myrtle Beach and the historic city of Conway. The Carolina Forest community enjoys residential family-friendly neighborhoods and businesses, as well as top schools and preserved natural foliage and wildlife create a master-planned community in Horry County and a unique and sought after place to live.

Future pLans
Upcoming recreational plans have been set aside in Carolina Forest. International Paper initially planned parkland, roadway easements, reserves, and animal corridor land, some of which has not been started and for now remains virgin forestland. Lewis Ocean Bay Preserve, a gigantic tract of land reserved by the state of South Carolina, borders Carolina Forest and is easy to get to through International Drive and Highway 90.

master pLanned For the Communities BeneFit
Carolina Forest is an one-of-a-kind, master-planned, unincorporated area of Horry County SC that’s an example of how excellent neighborhoods, family-friendly businesses, and superior schools mix to form one of the most desirable places to live.

City haLL
(843)918-1000

myrtLe BeaCh area visitor inFormation
(843) 626-7444

poLiCe
(843) 918-1382

Fire
(843)916-8787

horry County heaLth department
(843) 448-8407

puBLiC LiBrary
(843)915-7323

horry County sChooL distriCt
(843)488-6700

Water system
(843) 918-1212

us post oFFiCe
(843) 236-0657

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“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” Bill Watterson

CaroLina Forest CaLendar events
auGust

Surf’s Up Family Fun Center Trivia Night Every Wednesday

Surf’s Up Family Fun Center Trivia Night Every Wednesday Tavern in the Forest Trivia Night Every Saturday

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Tavern in the Forest Trivia Night Every Saturday

septemBer
Mom’s Morning Out at Carolina Bays Academy Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Beef O’Brady’s Trivia Night Every Monday Ron Jon’s Trivia Night Every Wednesday Rotary Club Meeting Every Wednesday

oCtoBer
Mom’s Morning Out at Carolina Bays Academy Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Beef O’Brady’s Trivia Night Every Monday Ron Jon’s Trivia Night Every Wednesday Rotary Club Meeting Every Wednesday

Mom’s Morning Out at Carolina Bays Academy Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Beef O’Brady’s Trivia Night Every Monday Ron Jon’s Trivia Night Every Wednesday Rotary Club Meeting Every Wednesday

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. Saint Thomas Aquinas

shoppinG at CaroLina Forest
DININg & ENTERTAINmENT PROFESSIONAL SERvICES

CLOTHINg & ACCESSORIES

HOuSE & HOmE

PERSONAL CARE

mEDICAL & DENTAL

REAL ESTATE

AuTOmOTIvE

BANkINg & FINANCE

SPEIALITIES
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Dining & EntErtainmEnt
Bowling
Waccamaw Bowling Center 101 Gray Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

rEstaurants
Arby’s 3417 Waccamaw Blvd Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 The Bagel Factory 2112 Oakheart Rd Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Big Ds Bar B Que Barn 350 George Bishop Pkwy Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Bobarosa’s Chile Ranch 3071 Waccamaw Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Boulaoskys Grill 3771 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

moviEs
Savoy Theatre 2924 Fantasy Way Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

night CluBs & Bars
Fantails Adult Show Club 3506 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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Coasters 206 George Bishop Pkwy. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Coffee Etc 3717 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Dairy Queen 101 Orchard Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Desperado’s Steak House & Saloon 4551 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Dunkin Donuts 4883 U.S. 501 Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 El Cerro Mexican Bar & Grill 3779 Renee Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Firehouse Subs 3755 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Fisherman’s Hide-A-Way 4498 West Walkerton Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Ichiro’s Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi 4545 Hwy. 501 Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Jimmys Japanese Hibachi 3677 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 King Kong Sushi 2120 Oak Heart Rd. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 236-5666 McDonald’s 3730 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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dininG Guide

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 2904 Fantasy Way Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Mrs Fields Original Cookie Company 4634 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Outback Steakhouse 4650 Factory Stores Blvd Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Pizza Hut 3736 Renee Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Ron Jons Delivery 3218 Waccamaw Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Sbarro Restaurant 4634 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Sonic 3782 Renee Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Tavern in the Forest 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd Unit 8 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 TCBY Treat 4634 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Waffle House 110 Seaborn Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579

dininG Guide

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”

Lyn Yutang

ChurChes, sChooLs, & reLiGious suppLies
ChurChes
Alliance Bible Fellowship 211 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Calvary Chapel Myrtle Beach 4761 Hwy 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Carolina Forest Community Church 1381 Carolina Forest Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Christian & Missionary Alliance 211 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Grand Strand Baptist Church 350 Hospitality Ln Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

day Care
Carolina Forest Child Development 214 Ronnie Ct Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Gymboree Play and Music 3701 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

eduCation
Carolina Forest Elementary 285 Carolina Forest Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Carolina Forest High School 700 Gardner Lacy Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Christian Academy 3013 Theatre Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 www.CarolinaForest.sc Online Magazine | 2009 51

ChurCh & sChooL Guide

proFessionaL serviCes
attorneys
and

Hampton Inn West 4551 Hwy 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Legends Golf 1500 Legends Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Magnolia Pointe by Palmetto Vacation Rentals 4819 Orchard Way Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577 Microtel Inn And Suites 401 Hospitality Ln. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Sleep Inn & Suites Waccamaw Pines 108 Waccamaw Pines Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Staybridge Suites 3163 Outlet Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Value Place 220 Whitty Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Woodman Of The World Life Insurance Society 501 Bayberry Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

notaries

pet suppLies & serviCes
Tamroc Kennels 201 Bush Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Biddle Law Firm, P.A. 4012 Postal Way Suite A Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 The Jamcor Group 102 Brookgate Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

photoGraphers
Photo Show Studios 1006 Post Oak Court Myrtle Beach 29579

Computer repair
Coastal Computer Repairs Directions Silver Crest Dr Myrtle Beach 29579 Computers and Such 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd #12 Myrtle Beach 29579

empLoyment aGenCies
Manpower Professional 1207 48th Avenue Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Omni Medical Services Inc 2032 Copper Creek Court Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

insuranCes aGenCies
Anderson General Insurance Agency 3721 Wesley Street Unit 133 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Jerry Harrelson Insurance Agency 114 Stockton Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Sherry Hitchcock Insurance Agency 215 Ronnie Court Unit C Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 United Insurance Co of America 4802 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

hoteLs
Americas Best Value Inn 3622 Waccamaw Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 3516 Waccamaw Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579 Days Inn Myrtle Beach 3656 Waccamaw Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579

proFessionaL Guide

CLothinG stores & aCCessories
ChiLdrens CLothinG & shoes
Acme Boot Western Outfitters 4024 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Ben Silver 4628 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Childrens Place 4618 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Eddie Bauer 4642 Hwy 501 Ste N-100 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Hartstrings Inc 4628 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Oshkosh B’Gosh 4638 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Gap 4618 Factory Stores Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Haggar Clothing 4630 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Nautica Factory Store 4628 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Timberland 4630 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Women’s CLothinG
Acme Boot Western Outfitters 4024 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Ben Silver 4628 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Big Dog Sportswear 4630 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Gap 4618 Factory Stores Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

shoes
Acme Boot Western Outfitters 4024 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Cole-Haan MB Factory Stores 4630 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Easy Spirit Outlet 4641 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Factory Brand Shoes 4633 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

men’s CLothinG
Acme Boot Western Outfitters 4024 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Ben Silver 4628 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Big Dog Sportswear 4630 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Dockers Outlet 4628 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Nike Factory Store 4642 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Reebok Factory Direct Store 4630 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Sas Factory Shoe Store 4635 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Shoe Show 3301 Outlet Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Stride Rite Outlet 4630 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 www.CarolinaForest.sc Online Magazine | 2009 54

CLothinG Guide

Hush Puppy and Family 4619 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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house home
ContraCtors remodeLers

and

SERVPRO of Horry County Fire & Water Restoration 418 Bradley Circle Myrtle Beach 29579 Waccamaw Brick CO 305 Greenleaf Circle Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Designs by Kelly 3911 Heron Cir Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Finishing Touches Interior Design Directions 4802 Hwy 501 Myrtle Beach 29579 Hugh W Dear & Associates 319 Cameron Cir Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

and

Anne Kennedy Decorative Art 1087 Burcale Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Carolina Custom Countertops 633 Canterbury Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Comfort Concepts 3854 Woodchuck Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Dean Custom Air 212 Bush Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 O’Leary Roofing 336 Cameron Circle Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

interior deCorators
American of Martinsville 319 Cameron Cir Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Annex Interiors 1087 Burcale Rd Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Blue Heron Interiors Incorporated 3926 Wesley St Ste 204 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Brendas Golden Needle & Interiors 202 Greenleaf Cir Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

movers

and

storaGe

Emenson 4008 Wesley Street Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Martin Self Storage 337 Jesse St Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Strand Storage Center 4761 Hwy 501 Myrtle Beach, SC Units Mobile Storage 4647 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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home Guide

personaL Care
Beauty suppLy
Forestbrook Beauty Salon 1278 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Kreations Hair Design by Renee and Linda 4761 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Sun Zone 3709 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Fitness Centers
Club 50 Fitness of Myrtle Beach, Inc. 2030 Oakheart Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Fitness Edge 3881 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

heaLth Food stores
New Life Natural Foods 3767 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Vitamin World Inc 3001 Waccamaw Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

tanninG
Sun Zone 3709 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

hair saLons

and

BarBers

Forestbrook Beauty Salon 1278 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Kreations Hair Design by Renee and Linda 4761 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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personaL Guide

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mediCaL
CLiniCs
Carolina Forest Family Med 4022 Postal Way Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Womans Wellness Center 4022 Postal Way Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

ChiropraCtors
Chiropractic Center for Families 3448 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach 29588

dentist
Carolina Forest Cosmetic Dentistry 1070 Highway 501 Business Conway, SC 29526 Dentistry at Carolina Forest 201 Ronnie Court Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

eye Care & GLasses
Carolina Forest Family Eyecare 3874 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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mediCaL Guide

reaL estate
aGenCies
and

reaLtors

Grand Strand Realty Inc 503 Southern Pines Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Hart Realty & Property Management 3120 Waccamaw Blvd. Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 J B Allen Real Estate 675 River Oaks Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Larry D. Eason Real Estate 3405 N. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach 29577 Legends Real Estate 1500 Legends Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 RE/MAX Ocean Forest 5111 North Kings Highway Myrtle Beach 29577 Weichert Realtors Southern Coast - Carolina Forest 3701 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

apartments
Alta Surf 101 Breakers Drive SC 29579 Canterbury Oxford Apartments 4636 Canterbury Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Flintlake Apartment Homes 650 W Flintlake Ct Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Seaside Grove at Carolina Forest 101 Augusta Plantation Dr Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Waterway Crossing Apartments 685 Burcale Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

ABR, Broker Assc. 3888 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach, SC Barnhill Realty Co 550 Forestbrook Suite 302 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 The Bastion Companies 3243 Waccmaw Blvd. Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Bluegreen Corporation 3200 Pottery Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Century 21 Harrelson 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd Suite 18 Myrtle Beach 29579 Century 21 McAlpine Associates: Carolina Forest 3876 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Centex Homes Inc Sales Offices, Bellegrove 505 Hickory Oak Court Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Carolina Forest Real Estate 200 Ronnie Ct # 1 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 D R Horton Homebuilders The Farm at Carolina Forest 190 Farmers Rest Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 ERA All Team Realty 4705-E Oleander Drive Myrtle Beach29579 Forestbrook Realty 550 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

appraisaL
Accent Appraisal Services 620 Oxbow Dr. Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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reaL estate Guide

automotive
auto detaiLinG
Beach Buffers Car Wash & Detail Center 3660 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Car rentaL
Easyriders Of Myrtle Beach Limousine Service 4023 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Limo Scene 152 Clovis Cir Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

auto parts
Precision Tune Auto Care 150 Rodeo Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Car stereos & seCurity
Watt’s Up Car Audio & Security 731-C Sandy Lane Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

auto repairs
Myrtle Beach Mitsubishi 431 Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Car Wash
Beach Buffers Car Wash & Detail Center 3660 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Car deaLers
Addy’s Harbor Dodge 4849 Hwy 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Grand Strand Nissan 4701 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Investment Automobiles 325 Bush Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Ken Baker BMW Originals 3460 Outlet Blvd Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Myrtle Beach Mitsubishi 431 Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Sparks Scion 4855 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Sparks Toyota 3930 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

motorCyCLe deaLers
Easyriders Of Myrtle Beach 4019 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

tire stores
Cwi Inc 3632 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Midas 3354 Waccamaw Blvd Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Myrtle Beach Mitsubishi 431 Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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automotive Guide

BankinG & FinanCe
aCCountants
Bill Sanders & Associates 324 Cameron Circle Suite 7 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 David L Parks, Jr CPA 3926 Wesley Street Suite 401 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Rental Homes Limited Accounting 550 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Scott Leroux CPA 3874 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach 29579

inCome tax serviCes
David L Parks, Jr CPA 3926 Wesley Street Suite 401 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

investment serviCes

Michael McDonough Broker 118 Quail Hollow Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Securities America Inc 368 Jesse Street Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 The Bastion Companies 3243 Waccmaw Blvd. Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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FinanCe Guide

Hart Realty & Property Management 3120 Waccamaw Blvd. Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

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speCiaLties
CeLL phones
All American Wireless 3729 Renee Dr Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

SendOutCards, Jim Connell, Independent Distributor 151 Augusta Plantation Drive Myrtle Beach 29579

party suppLy & FamiLy Fun
Party Maker: Carolina Forest Boulevard 2005 Oakheart Rd # 2 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Surf’s Up Family Fun Center 4112 Carolina Commerical Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

trophies

and

aWards

eLeCtroniCs
Bose Corporation 4630 Highway 501 Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Music for A Song 4633 Factory Stores Boulevard Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

Da5Zs 4667 Tarpon Bay Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

GroCery stores
Forestbrook Grocery 1272 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Kroger 3735 Renee Drive Myrtle Beach,SC 29579 Strand Produce 4776 Tarpon Bay Road Myrtle Beach,SC 29579

GiFt shops, GreetinG Cards & FLoWers
Flowers in the Forest, LLC 4006 Postal Way, Suite B Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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shoppinG Guide

FinaL Words

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. Catherine
the

Great

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