By Tim Callahan
It’s hard to believe but it has been three years since the first issue of the Murrells Inlet Messenger was printed and distributed to stores and businesses in Murrells Inlet, Garden City Beach, Litchfield and Pawleys Island.
We have also published a book, “Murrells Inlet: Memories, Memoirs and Miracles,” a compilation of most of the stories printed in the Messenger from February 2010 to September 2011. A second volume may be in the works sometime this year.
And, due to our success, we appear to have stirred up interest in Murrells Inlet from other papers. But, as one loyal advertiser told us, “you have a niche only you can fill.”
Our niche is we aim, as our HIS Radio ad states, to “encourage, inform and inspire the community.” We build up and don’t tear down. We print good news, and we share the Good News.
So, I guess we are different from other newspapers. And, as we march into our fourth year of publication, we commit to keep our niche, which has struck a chord in the community. Not with everybody, but with enough people to keep us going and growing.
Along those lines, and as a free publication, we could not go and grow without our advertisers. We would like to take this time to thank our regulars and ask that you support their businesses: Edward Jones and Brenda Varnum, Drunken Jack’s, Pawleys Island Mercantile, The Counseling Center of Georgetown, Get Carried away Southern Takeout, the Dennis Smith Law Firm, Backyard Birds, ASAP Computers, HIS Radio, Grace Church Waccamaw, Anderson Law, Metzel Home Improvements, Lee’s Inlet Apothecary, Lee’s Inlet Kitchen, Seven Seas Seafood Market, Georgetown Hospital System, Merchant’s Tire, Darden’s Jewelers, Palmetto Heritage Bank, Christ Church, Professional Rehabilitation Services, Castaways, Safe Homes, Young Veterinary Hospital and the Hot Fish Club.
And, finally, as we stated in our first issue in February 2010, we want to say again, “We’re in this together, Murrells Inlet.”
Send us your news. Call or email about ads. Let’s continue to work together to build up the inlet and its people.