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Rogers makes own mark in grandfather’s church
By Tim Callahan
Pastoring any church is not easy.
It is that much harder when your grandfather
started the church. Add to the mix being asked
to plant a satellite church, and one has almost
entered “Mission Impossible” territory.
It was maybe too much to ask of pastor Allen
Rogers. Therefore, he has had to pull the reins
in a little and – after a 10 week trial church
plant run at Seaside Elementary School – Cornerstone Church of God has asked Rogers to
have his fledgling flock meet back at the church
on Saturday nights at 5 p.m.
The new service will begin June 5.
“We are calling it ‘Saturday Night Live,’” said
Rogers. “It is for anybody, but we are targeting
the 15-35 year old demographic, and service
industry workers who can’t go to church on
Sunday because they have to work.”
Rogers said the apartment and townhome
complexes around the church are full of people
like that.
Cornerstone and Rogers are Pentecostal, with
a view on healing that recognizes God can “deliver” anyone from anything at anytime. But,
they also have support groups for those God
chooses to heal in a more gradual fashion.
On Monday night, Cornerstone holds men and
women’s Celebrate Recovery 12-step groups.
The celebration is held Tuesday nights.
Rogers describes the church’s services as
“Spirit-led.” At the beginning, attendees can
go up to the altar “to wash their hands from the
mess of the week,” he said, asking, seeking and
receiving forgiveness of sins, which then prepares people to worship with clean minds and
hearts. Then, the sermon is given.
Lastly, another altar call is made for things
brought to mind from the sermon.
Rogers’ grandfather started the church in 1968,
pastored until 1976, and then came back out
of retirement to pastor from 1984-1985. The
church moved from old Highway 707 to where
it is now, off Highway 17 bypass, in 1998.
The senior pastor is Tom Wallace. Rogers is
an executive pastor under Rogers, which means
Rogers is also the spiritual leader of the elder
pastors, he said.
Rogers was born in the Socastee area, he said,
but lived in Germany for a while when his
dad was in the Air Force. He is a graduate of
Socastee High School and Horry-Georgetown
Technical College, where he earned an A.A. in
civil engineering.
He said he eventually got tired of the mapping,
planning and development work, “the office
work,” and went to work for his father, who
was a plumber. His dad died two years ago.
“My parents were rocks in the church,” he
Being the son of rocks made things rocky a
bit for their son, as Allen said he felt a lot of
pressure (mostly from himself) to measure up to
Now, he is just happy for who he is and the
opportunity to start a new venture for an old
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Coach Burney Bourne announces his retirement
Last Thursday, April 15th, Coach Bourne announced to his players, coaches and administration his decision to retire at the end of this
year. He has spent 35 years in the teaching and
coaching profession and knew it would be a
hard and emotional decision to make, but it was
time. Harold Snipes, a great friend and also
the person who hired him for his first coaching
position, gave him some great advice. He said,
“Don’t stay too long. You don’t want it to affect
your health”. Coach Bourne understands now
what he meant. He said, “I don’t have the energy I once had” and feels now is a good time to
step aside. He said Waccamaw has an excellent
coaching staff and the football program would
only continue to grow.
Coach Bourne started playing football at the
age of 10 and has been in the sport either as a
player or coach for the past 47 years. He started coaching in 1975 at Cheraw High School
where he won two state championships. In 2000
he and his family moved to the beach and he
coached for Socastee High School for 3 years
before coming to Waccamaw High. He has been
with WHS for 7 years and has been head coach
for 6 of those 7 years taking the team to 3 state
playoffs. In 2008 Coach Bourne was inducted
into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Coach Bourne has helped change the facet
of football at WHS. When he arrived at WHS
7 years ago, football was at a very vulnerable
state. The enthusiasm and passion for football
just wasn’t there. Today the program is much
stronger. It’s not at the elite level yet, but within
a few years that gap should close. He said, “The
ingredients are there: Big crowds at the games
and excitement from the student body, team, administration, coaches and the community.”
“Coaching is a job, but it’s a love and hobby
too.” says Coach Bourne. “I will miss the bond
I have built with the players”. In speaking to
the players, he said, “Don’t be surprised during
Spring training when it’s 100 degrees that you
look up and see me standing by the fence in my
T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops. I’ll continue to support you, but I’ll do it at a distance. I’ll be at the
games cheering you on and if you need me, you
know I’m always there for you.” Coach Bourne
also talked about the friend- ships he has made
over the years. “I will miss the friend- ships that
I have made with other coaches. Coaching is a
funny business. You build close friendships and
then go out Friday night and try to get the coaches fired.”
In talking to some of the players, the sentiments
are the same. They are definitely going to miss
Coach Bourne. They are grateful to him for all
that he has done to build the football program
and have been inspired by him. They appreci-
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ated his “Tough Love”. Tyler Bailey summed
it up by saying, “Coach Bourne has turned this
program around. He has inspired us completely
and we are going to try our hardest to continue
building a great program.”
In looking back at his time at WHS, Coach
Bourne said, “It’s been a great experience. I feel
very fortunate and blessed to have worked with
such good people. If I had it to do all over again,
I’d do the same thing. I don’t regret a minute of
it. It has been a wonderful 7 years at WHS.”
(Used with permission of Waccamaw High
School. Story first appeared in the April 23 issue
of the Waccamaw High School newsletter.)
WHS is solid gold again in 2009
school report from state
The state Department of Education has released
the school report for 2009. Waccamaw received
an Excellent/Excellent rating and Palmetto Gold
for general performance for the eighth straight
year. Even more impressive, however, is the fact
that WHS received Palmetto Gold for closing
the achievement gap as well.
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you in person each month, we can’t possibly get
to the hundreds of businesses in the inlet and
Garden City Beach. (We are not complaining – it
is a great problem to have – but starting a new
business requires us to do it all at this point.)
So, please, call or e-mail us expressing your
interest in advertising. The phone numbers are
344-3197 or 979-0982. The e-mail address is
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Women 2 Women...from page 3
Linda Stapleton
As the Director of the Care Ministry at Myrtle
Beach Community Church, Linda Stapleton has
been teaching, mentoring and developing small
group leaders and ministry leaders for the past 11
years. Linda is also a pastoral counselor and an
ordained Chaplain. She was widowed 12 years
ago from her husband of 25 years and received
the gift of starting over as a single parent with an
11-year-old and a six-year-old. She is the mother
of: Will Jr., who lives with Jesus and his dad;
Julie, 23, a recent graduate of Converse College
in Spartanburg, and now a student at Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia; and Benjamin, 18, soon to graduate from
St. James High School.
Readers can help us by continuing to let businesses know you read the paper and enjoy it. Let
your friends and neighbors know about it. (Our
thanks to the many readers who are doing just
that already.)
And, don’t delay. Send us news briefs, story
ideas, comments and suggestions, and letters
to the editor. This is your paper. We want your Paula Thomas
Judge Paula Hinson Thomas was born in Sumnews.
ter, where she lived with her parents, James Lee
What you all can do
Hinson, retired Air Force captain and businessman, and Betty G. Hinson, both of Manning. She
Finally, readers or advertisers can let us know if received her BIS from USC in 1979, M.Ed in
they know someone who would make a great ad1981 and her J.D. in 1986. Judge Thomas has
vertising salesperson for the Murrells Inlet Messerved on various boards, committees, legislasenger. It is a job for someone who loves this
area, loves the paper, wants to make a difference tive seats and court assignments as a judge. She
in their community, and may have other sources is currently serving as a judge in Columbia and
commutes from her home in Pawleys Island.
of income.
Paula is married to Don, and they have three
We’re in this together Murrells Inlet and Gar- children in college: son, Austin, and twin daughden City Beach.
ters, Kristen and Kelly. As busy as Paula is with
her career, her purposeful parenting has always
Brother’s death...from page 8
been her most important job
I made a call, Pat gave a hug, and Kelly agreed
to not do brothers versus sisters.
Lydia Barrows
What sibling, parent, spouse or neighbor has
Lydia is married to Bob Barrows and they have
offended you?
four grown children and two grandchildren. Her
Will you take the first step?
(P.S. My wife, Debbie, just reminded me that background in ministry provides her with the
you never know when a visit, e-mail or phone opportunity to share Scriptural faith and hope
call with someone close to you may be your last. in real life situations. She was educated in IsDon’t miss the opportunity to say I miss or love rael, the coordinator of women’s ministry for
the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, did
(The Scripture quotation marked NLT was tak- missionary work in Nigeria; and is currently doen from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation,
ing discipleship teaching and training of small
copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale
groups and prayer teams.
House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois, 60189.
All rights reserved.)
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Don’t try to sell people. People want to get to
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about your customers.
It helps in selling if you know about a potential
customer from their Facebook page (likes, dislikes, things in common).
Different age groups respond differently to social media: Millenials tell anyone anything on
the Net; Generation X are all over Facebook
and Twitter, but are a little more reserved; Baby
Boomers (45-64) get offended if you tell them
too much on Facebook, and are not responsive
to direct marketing; the Veterans Generation (65
and up) still get their news and info from the TV,
newspapers and the phone book.
Mix it up in social media: use audio and video
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Listen to your customers, especially to any complaints made on your page. Respond publicly to
the complaint, trying to win the complainer back
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Evaluate the site often, using analytic programs
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(If you would like contact names and numbers
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Business owner’s March/April numbers are phenomenal
Creekside Cab/Landscaping owner David Fisher
By Tim Callahan
David Fisher flew to San Diego from Myrtle
Beach on March 2. The 50-year-old got back 52
days later on a bicycle.
The owner of Creekside Cab and Creekside
Landscaping in Murrells Inlet pedaled 2,862
miles, spent 211 hours on a bike and averaged
13.76 miles a day. He had 14 “century days,”
where he cycled more than 100 miles.
Using a bike that Grand Strand Bicycles specialized for touring, he took the southern tier
from San Diego, going through Phoenix, El
Paso, Austin, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, the
Gulf Coast and Destin, Fla. He ended his cycling
in St. Augustine, Fla.
Fisher is big on numbers. His journal was filled
with them. But, as he was sharing the statistics
he compiled from his trip, there was no sense of
pride, weariness, or an air of “glad that is over.”
In fact, he couldn’t keep a smile off his face if he
tried, and he did try.
“Accomplished,” was the one word Fisher used
to describe his most prominent feeling about the
adventure. “Also,” he said, looking at his journal, “elated, sad, exhausted, content, enlightened, inspired – and wondering what’s next.”
Feelings are good, numbers usually bore, but
not in this man’s story. According to Fisher, he:
Burned 179,140 calories or 49.75 pounds, averaging 4,979 a day.
Ascended 61,589 feet or 11.6 miles straight up.
(Bicyclists consider every elevated foot of travel
Reached 41 mph biking down a New Mexico
mountain road.
Got as high as 9,000 feet at Emory Pass in New
Mexico, which gave him the most breathtaking
view of the journey, he said.
He only lost six pounds, dropping down to 190,
because he ate so much. Besides big meals, he
munched on power bars and gobbled water.
However, he said, there were stretches of 100
miles at a clip in West Texas where water sources and stores were scarce or non-existent.
Heading out at day break, he finished at 2 or 3
p.m., unless he got stuck in those no man lands.
He stayed at hotels and spent more than $1,000.
Naturally, he calculated he spent $40 a night.
Born in Michigan, Fisher has lived here 32
years. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University and was a real estate developer, he said,
“riding the wave and losing the wave.” He started the cab company 10 years ago, he said, and
the landscaping company four years ago.
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Fisher joked that the feeling of accomplishment
would last him through the year, implying there
may be another mountain to climb, or cycle, in
the future.
Would he do it again?
“In a heartbeat,” he said. “But, right now, that’s
like asking a woman after she just gave birth if
she would like to have another child.”
St. James High School Notes
SJHS School Record Broken @ Region Track
Championship: 4x100 meter Relay - Donald
Duncan, Gunner Heidt, Dashawn Cox, Tanner
English. Time: 43.33
Congratulations to Colby Crooks for being
selected to play in the 2010 North/South All
Star Baseball game. Colby is the first St. James
baseball player to ever receive this honor. The
best seniors from North Carolina play against
the best seniors from South Carolina.
Congratulations Brett Mahaffey, named in the
top five semi-finalists for HCS Teacher of the
Year. Following a series of classroom observations, the district winner will be announced at
the Teacher of the Year banquet on May 4.
2010-2011 Student Registration packets were
given out Wed., April 28. Packets must be
returned by Fri.,May 7. Forms can be turned in
to Mrs. Lloyd in the front office or Mrs. Lopes
at the school Welcome Center.
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Inlet’s Greg Smith excels on and off the field at Mars Hill College
By Tim Callahan
Looking for work:
History major. Junior. 3.87 G.P.A. at Mars Hill
College. Wants to coach and teach after receiving bachelor’s degree. Waccamaw High School
graduate. Eagle Scout. Former high school and
Murrells Inlet Legion baseball star. Going to
help coach junior legion this summer and needs
money to pay college bills.
Greg Smith.
A local boy - now young man - who made good
is returning home this summer. He does need a
job this summer, a little help, for college. But he
doesn’t need help in college.
Besides his obvious academic prowess, he is
still earning honors on the baseball field.
Smith threw 8 1/3 innings for Mars Hill in a
South Atlantic Conference playoff game last
week, allowing only three runs. Unfortunately,
the team could not back him up hitting wise and
Mars Hill lost 3-1.
Smith also was named the South Atlantic Conference baseball player of the week in early April
for throwing 7 1/3 shutout innings in earning a
win against Carson Newman. He did not walk
a batter, struck out five, and allowed only two
earned runs.
Another highlight of the 2010 season was his
victory over a Division I team, the University
of North Carolina-Asheville. He, again, threw
seven shutout innings. Mars Hill competes in
Division II.
And, just last week, he was named the gold
glove winner in his conference as a pitcher.
(Gold gloves are given to players who field their
position better than anyone else.)
However, the season did not start out well at all.
“I had a rough start,” he said. “But we made
some adjustments and I’ve had a good season.”
So has the team, finishing second in the conference for the first time in school history.
“We have a dismal baseball history,” he said.
Smith said earlier in the season he was coached
to throw inside to right handed batters, but he
wasn’t having a lot of success. When he mixed
it up and went outside more often, his high ERA
dropped to a respectable 5.87 at the end of the
regular season, third on the team.
Another adjustment Smith had to make in college was learning to throw sidearm, a delivery
system his coaches thought would help him on
the college level. Smith had the best ERA at
Waccamaw High School on a team with two Division I prospects, but it was control – not speed
– that was his forte.
He now can get up to 83 mph from the side, he
said, and has added a slider to go with his changeup. (Curves don’t work too good for sidearmers, he said, so that is not in his play book.)
Greg Smith winds up to throw a side arm pitch
The change in speeds between the fastball (83),
change (72) and slider (65) messes with hitter’s
Not big. Not fast. Now a sidearmer. Smith is
heads. Switching from a four seam to a two seam used to being viewed as the least likely pitcher
fastball has also helped immensely, he said, re- to succeed.
sulting in a lot of ground balls, as opposed to fly
But he always does.
balls that can go over the fence.
And he can add that to his resume.
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Lump Crab Cakes
Chicken or Beef Stir Fry
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Veal Milanese
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mon. thru Sat.
Please - No Substitutions
Not valid with any other offer or discount.
Dine In Only - PLEASE - No Splitting
Buy 1 Dinner,
Get the 2nd Dinner at 1/2 Price*
*Of equal or lesser value
Must surrender coupon at time of purchase.
Not valid with any other offers or specials, including the 12 for $12 Menu.
Limit one coupon per person per week