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2008-08-06 09:00:24

By The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 6--LOCAL HORRY COUNTY Horry schools take registrations Horry County Schools began accepting student registrations for the 2008-09 school year on Tuesday, and registration for most schools is scheduled to continue through Friday. For information on what you need to bring to register your child, or for times and locations of registrations for individual schools, visit MyrtleBeachOnline.com. GEORGETOWN COUNTY Bauer, Miller meeting...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

By Tonya Root, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 6--A judge set bail Tuesday for a 29-year-old Green Sea man charged in connection with the May shooting death of a Loris man outside an area convenience store. Circuit Court Judge Benjamin H. Culbertson set bail at $80,000 for Richard Alan Crawford, who is charged with murder in the shooting death of Edward McAllister, 24. McAllister was killed about 3:40 p.m. May 17 in the parking lot of Sugar Bear's convenience store. Crawford...

2008-08-05 18:00:26

By Claudia Lauer, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 5--Sky Signs LLC, the Conway banner plane company involved in several recent crashes, voluntarily surrendered its authorization to tow banners on Friday, Aug. 1, according to Federal Aviation Administration authorities. The three crashes in June and July are under investigation, but FAA regional spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said that the certificate surrender was not mandated by the FAA. Bergen said the FAA issues the authority to...

2008-08-02 03:00:28

By Robert Morris, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 2--South Carolina and other states should be able to decide whether to allow oil exploration off their coasts, and the federal government should play a greater role in promoting nuclear and other alternative forms of energy, according to a plan developed by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and nine other senators from both parties. The bill would end a federal ban on new offshore drilling more than 50 miles off the coast, but leave the...

2008-08-02 03:00:28

By Robert Morris, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 2--South Carolina and other states should be able to decide whether to allow oil exploration off their coasts, and the federal government should play a greater role in promoting nuclear and other alternative forms of energy, according to a compromise plan developed by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and nine other senators from both parties. "This is a national security crisis, and this is an economic crisis," Graham said. The bill is "not...

2008-08-01 12:00:50

By Mike Cherney, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 1--A federal office charged with investigating misuse of public money is suggesting the Federal Aviation Administration look into whether Horry County is properly using snow removal trucks at Myrtle Beach International Airport that were purchased with federal cash. Brian Dettelbach, an assistant inspector general with the Department of Transportation, said his office would be referring the matter to the FAA for review but had yet to...

2008-08-01 12:00:00

By Aliana Ramos, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 1--Waccamaw High School rising junior Serena Nesmith, 16, had never walked on a salt marsh, never picked up a fish and didn't know much about hurricanes, even though she lives in an area where hurricanes occur. But now because of the Jason project, she does. Nesmith and 19 other Georgetown County teens shared their experiences with about 50 parents, educators and school officials Thursday at the J.B. Beck Administration Building...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By Lorena Anderson, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 1--Thunderstorms blew through the region last night, causing fires and power outages, knocking down trees and power lines, burning out transformers and frazzling emergency crews and dispatchers. But the frenzy of calls only lasted about half an hour before quieting down again. There were reports of a fire in the 3800 block of Myrtle Pointe Drive, but it turned out to be a false alarm, said Horry County Fire spokesman Todd...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Aliana Ramos, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 30--South Carolina's beaches, including those in Horry and Georgetown counties, are the sixth most polluted in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by a nonprofit environmental group. Local and state experts denounced the report, saying area beaches are safe. Officials with Horry County, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach and the state Department of Natural Resources all complained of inaccuracies and misinterpretation of...

2008-07-30 09:01:03

By Dawn Bryant, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 30--Sales were up but net income declined at Myrtle Beach-based AVX Corp. during the most recent quarter as production costs surged, the company reported Tuesday. Higher costs for energy, metals and other materials used in production hurt the electronic components maker's bottom line, President and Chief Executive John Gilbertson said in the earnings report. The weaker U.S. dollar also weighed on the company, he said. Sales were up...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.