This Week around Walkers Woods

"This Week Around Walkers Woods" is a community column written for the neighborhood of Walkers Woods, but pertains to the entire Carolina Forest community.

Hello, neighbors.  I hope y’all had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.  My family and I went to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans game Saturday night.  Benjamin had an absolute blast.  We had great seats behind the Pelicans’ dugout, and I’m sure they heard his enthusiastic cheers.  Good luck to the Birds in the Southern Division playoff series.

Congratulations to CFHS for their 49-22 romp over St. James in the home opener.  Let’s make it back-to-back wins in Beaufort this week against Battery Creek.  Don’t forget that the Civic Association needs plenty of volunteers to serve a pre-game dinner to the Panthers later this fall.  Please shoot me an email if you can help.

Walkers Woods resident Colleen Mills is looking for committee members for Families in The Forest.  If you would like to volunteer a little of your time to benefit our community, this is the perfect opportunity. 

Colleen told me they have a few things planned already.  They are planting trees around the baseball fields next to Ocean Bay Elementary next month; planning the Carnival in The Forest next year; and recruiting HOA’s to help Keep Horry County Beautiful with litter cleanup along CFB. 

Families in The Forest will also be involved in school issues such as the potential realigning of Carolina Forest Elementary to Black Water Middle School.  If you are interested in volunteering for this important committee of the Civic Association, please email Colleen Mills at

Don’t forget that next Tuesday, Sept 13, is Neighbors Night Out at Flowers in the Forest from 6 to 8pm.  This monthly event, which is for informational purposes only, is a great way to meet your neighbors in The Forest.  My wife, Monica, will be among the local business owners explaining the products and services they offer.  If you are on Facebook, please check out Monica’s new page, Carolina Forest Nutrition.

There were three thefts reported in Walkers Woods last week.  Let’s all stay alert.  Remember to keep your garage door down when you are not outside, and never leave it up overnight.  Lock your vehicles if you must park outside.  Keep an eye on your neighbors’ homes and ask them to watch yours.  Don’t hesitate to call the police when you see anyone suspicious, and report solicitors.  Remember that burglars frequently pose as solicitors.  You can go to and sign up to receive crime alerts for our community.

Parents, I want to make sure you’re all aware of the School Crime Tip Line which was activated on August 15.  Students and parents can anonymously report information pertaining to school safety by calling 915-SROS (7767).  This service is monitored by members of the Horry County Police Dept’s School Resource Officer Unit.

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a shred event on Thursday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  The event is free and open to the public.  To help fight back against identity theft, you are encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of your old personal information to a mobile shredding truck at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.

If you have any information you would like me to include in this column, please shoot me an email at  If you are on Facebook, check out the Walkers Woods at Carolina Forest page to connect with your neighbors.  Have a great week.



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