North Myrtle Beach officials are preparing for there to be more people in town – and earlier – for Memorial Day weekend, but otherwise there are few differences from what residents and tourists saw last year.
Officials with the Horry County Solid Waste Authority are scheduled to be in Montgomery, Ala., through Wednesday this week touring a plant that may be the answer to the county’s shrinking landfill space.
The sale of 12 courses and other assets by National Golf Management to the Chinese investor company Founders Group International this week signifies not only the passing of the torch in the Grand Strand golf market, but also a near extinguishing of the torch carried by two of the longstanding pillar companies in the industry.
Brittanee Marie Drexel, age 17, went missing April, 25, 2009. Her family, friends and supporters, held a vigil for the 6-year anniversary of the missing girl, walking her last known path from the Bar Harbor Hotel to the Blue Water Resort concluding with a slide show of her life and a candle light vigil at Hurl Rock Park.
We hook up with Jim Fitch, director of The Rice Museum in Georgetown since 1976, ahead of its 45th anniversary celebration, a gala on May 1 at Hobcaw Barony’s Hobcaw House, overlooking Winyah Bay, where Gullah artist Jonathan Green will give the keynote speech.
Bucking a decade-long trend on the Grand Strand, owners of The Pearl Golf Links chose to re-grass the greens on their West Course with bentgrass rather than a new ultradwarf Bermudagrass when the time came to replace them in 2012.
Forty-nine 20-person teams competed in the rain at the Ground Zero Dragon Boat races at The Market Common Saturday. Ground Zero is a Christian-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the stated goal of “transforming teenager’s lives through high-quality events, relevant school assembly speakers, and a cutting-edge venue that provides unparalleled entertainment in a safe environment.”
Charles and Diane Parker were found shot to death April 12, 2005, inside their home on S.C. 90 near S.C. 22. Several people were charged in connection with their deaths, including Richard Gagnon and Bambi Bennett.
The fierce drought that is gripping the West – and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California – is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity. The daily water consumption rate was 572.4 gallons per person in Cowan Heights from July through September 2014, the hot and dry summer months California used to calculate community-by-community water rationing orders; it was 63.6 gallons per person in Compton during that same period.
Mostly sunny skies are expected today in the Myrtle Beach area with a high temperature of 72 degrees, according to AccuWeather. The overnight low is expected to be near 52 degrees. Tomorrow's forecast calls for partly sunny and 69 degrees.
A monthly column by Gary Newman, an actively retired life underwriter and practitioner of related family and small-business financial security disciplines, that takes a look at end-of-life issues and how to prepare for them.