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Fourth of July events fired up across Strand

Outings across the Grand Strand to celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday are voluminous. They include the sixth annual “Salute from the Shore” flyover, the dedication of a Battle Cross Monument in Myrtle Beach’s Warbird Park, the 32nd annual Murrells Inlet “Fourth of July Boat Parade,” and Croissants Bistro & Bakery’s fourth annual “Fourth of July Cupcake Eating Contest & Festival.”

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Home country’s debt crisis leaves Greek couple penniless on American honeymoon

They had saved for a whole year to pre-pay for flights and hotels, with enough cash left for both necessities and pleasures. Two Greek banks issued them cards before the trip – a Visa credit card and a debit card. In Greece, they generally pay in cash, which is preferred by businesses, but they were told to have cards for the U.S. “Everything was all right – then ‘boom!’ in New York,” Limnioti said.

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