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Myrtle Beach weather forecast for April 30

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:46:15 EDT

Your daily and extended forecast from Grand Strand News Alliance partner WPDE. Download the WPDE weather app here. Follow Ed Piotrowski on Twitter.   … Click to Continue »


One person dead after early April vehicle accident

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:10:06 EDT

One person has died after a traffic accident which occurred on April 8, according to a news release. Edward Beasley, 75, of Longs died Saturday at Grand Strand Medical Center … Click to Continue »


Seventh annual Socastee Heritage Festival benefits Socastee Heritage Foundation

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:49:31 EDT

People from around the area walk along Dick Pond Road on Saturday for the Seventh annual Socastee Heritage Festival. Vendors and performers are on hand, with proceeds benefiting the Socastee Heritage Foundation.

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Thousands gathered for 9th annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:20:09 EDT

Thousands gathered at the Grand Park Lake at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach for the 9th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday. Participants dress up in wacky costumes and raise funds for a chance to paddle in support Ground Zero local teen ministry programs.

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Officials fear open carry gun law could impact Grand Strand’s image

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:15:16 EDT

A bill that supporters argue would strengthen Second Amendment rights could be a disaster for the image of the Grand Strand, officials in multiple jurisdictions said. On Tuesday, Myrtle Beach … Click to Continue »


Myrtle Beach weather forecast for April 29

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:37:26 EDT

Your daily and extended forecast from Grand Strand News Alliance partner WPDE. Download the WPDE weather app here. Follow Ed Piotrowski on Twitter.   … Click to Continue »


Thousands raise funds during 9th annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:24:19 EDT

Thousands gathered at the Grand Park Lake at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach for the 9th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday. Participants dress up in wacky costumes and raise funds for a chance to paddle in support Ground Zero local teen ministry programs. … Click to Continue »


Horry County fire, police investigate possible arson

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:18:20 EDT

An Horry County officer was on patrol early Friday morning on S.C. 548 in the Conway area when a cloud of smoke drifted across the roadway, according to a report. … Click to Continue »


Local gun shop owner discusses carry laws in South Carolina

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:16:07 EDT

Robert Battista, 707 Gun Shop owner, is opposed to a law allowing anyone to buy and openly carry a weapon in South Carolina. Battista said on Friday, April 28, 2017, the current law requiring training for concealed weapons and the restrictions on purchasing weapons is sufficient. He said he is more concerned about local businesses denying entry for those with a concealed weapon when they have a permit. … Click to Continue »


See who spent time in jail, April 29

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:34:15 EDT

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Palace Theatre demolition begins after damage caused by Hurricane Matthew

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:16:24 EDT

The Palace Theatre is being demolished on Friday. The 2,700-seat theater was built in 1995 and has hosted many national acts including Kenny Rogers, Chris Rock, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow … Click to Continue »


Demolition on Palace Theatre continues Friday afternoon

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:24:07 EDT

The Palace Theatre is being demolished on Friday, April 28, 2017. The 2,700-seat theater was built in 1995 and has hosted many national acts including Kenny Rogers, Chris Rock, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow and the Radio City Rockettes. It was also the site of the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate debate with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and James Edwards. The Palace is located at Broadway at the Beach off U.S. 17 South and 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

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As $6.5 million deficit looms, school district prioritizes what not to cut

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:23:49 EDT

The Horry County Schools finance committee met Thursday to prioritize which budget items will be included in the 2017-18 budget presented to the full school board in May. The district … Click to Continue »


Myrtle Beach weather forecast for April 28

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:35:24 EDT

Your daily and extended forecast from Grand Strand News Alliance partner WPDE. Download the WPDE weather app here. Follow Ed Piotrowski on Twitter.   … Click to Continue »


The Palace Theatre demolition continues Friday

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:51:01 EDT

The Palace Theatre is being demolished on Friday, April 28, 2017. The 2,700-seat theater was built in 1995 and has hosted many national acts including Kenny Rogers, Chris Rock, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow and the Radio City Rockettes. It was also the site of the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate debate with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and James Edwards. The Palace is located at Broadway at the Beach off U.S. 17 South and 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. … Click to Continue »


A new Hungry Howie’s Pizza location is headed to Myrtle Beach

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:35:38 EDT

A new location for Hungry Howie’s Pizza is opening on May 3, located at 4270 River Oaks Dr. in Myrtle Beach.   In order to celebrate the opening of the … Click to Continue »


Shoplifting ring makes off with thousands in merchandise from mall, reports say

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:14:59 EDT

A shoplifting ring made up of about seven people struck mall stores Thursday afternoon and took nearly $2,500 worth of items, according to police reports. Myrtle Beach police were called … Click to Continue »


Car crashes into Myrtle Beach hotel

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:54:19 EDT

Local EMS officials were seen Friday morning taking a woman away on a stretcher after her white Chrysler 300 crashed into the corner of the Bar Harbor hotel at 100 … Click to Continue »


Myrtle Beach hotel employee wrecks vehicle into side of building

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:10:21 EDT

Friends or family go through the white Chrysler that hit the Bar Harbor hotel in Myrtle Beach. … Click to Continue »


Car hits cement corner of Myrtle Beach hotel

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:59:31 EDT

Local EMS officials were seen Friday morning taking a woman away on a stretcher after her white Chrysler 300 crashed into the corner of the Bar Harbor hotel at 100 N. Ocean Blvd. … Click to Continue »


EMS attend to woman after vehicle crashes into hotel

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:53:43 EDT

Juanita Staggers is taken away in a stretcher after her white Chrysler 300 crashed into the corner of the Bar Harbor hotel at 100 N. Ocean Blvd. … Click to Continue »


See who spent time in jail, Apirl 28

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:14:19 EDT

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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‘Smutty’ souvenirs concern Myrtle Beach, but merchants say crime is not their fault

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:33:10 EDT

Ocean Boulevard merchants are squarely in the spotlight as Myrtle Beach decides how best to stem violence after a string of recent shootings. Starting on April 15, eight incidents with … Click to Continue »


Myrtle Beach man arrested in connection with armed robberies

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:28:11 EDT

A Myrtle Beach man was arrested Wednesday by Myrtle Beach police and is accused of three armed robberies. Jimmie Singletary, 26, was charged with three counts of armed robbery, one … Click to Continue »


Public boat ramps are off limits to kayak tours, but this guy is working to change that

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:23:52 EDT

Paul and Barb Hummer had to travel more than 30 minutes from their hotel room in Myrtle Beach to go kayaking in the Waccamaw River here Thursday morning. They said … Click to Continue »


Shop owners discuss crime along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:26:23 EDT

City officials have lately discussed changing the atmosphere on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, where some say the shops attract a criminal element.

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Businesses hoping to soon be able to launch kayak tours from public boat landings

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:41:17 EDT

Currently the county does not allow businesses such as Black River Outdoors to launch kayak tours from public boat landings. Laurent said he can use any landing in Georgetown County and the rocky landing at Cox Ferry Lake Recreational Area, which is part of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.

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Old Chicago Pizza in Garden City set for grand opening festivities

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:51:09 EDT

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is scheduled to open on May 8, and in order to celebrate, grand opening festivities are planned throughout the day. Beginning at 11 a.m., the … Click to Continue »


Here’s how to register your student for the 2017-18 school year

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:36:26 EDT

Registration for new and returning students in Horry County Schools begins May 1. Parents of returning students can register online, but new students or students who left for another district … Click to Continue »


Bridge work forces lane closures and you won’t be able to use that boat ramp for a while

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:51:55 EDT

Lanes on U.S. 17 and a boat ramp will be closed as transportation crews continue to work on the Intracoastal Waterway bridge next week. The Johnny Causey Boat Ramp underneath … Click to Continue »

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