Weather officials release new information on Tropical Storm Erika Friday

Weather officials said Thursday Tropical Storm Erika, swirling in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico, would likely strengthen to a hurricane, but Friday morning forecasters said the storm will likely stay a tropical storm, and that it could still bring heavy rain and tornadoes to the Grand Strand next week.

Mugshots, Aug. 28

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. 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.

Crisis, what crisis? U.S. economy steams along

A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam.

This week's circulars

Horry County residents travel to Georgetown to protest the delays in paving International Drive in front of the Coastal Conservation League on Front Street, and in front of the office of Amy Armstrong, Executive Director of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project.