Residents and tourists have several questions regarding a 23-mile traffic loop that will be in place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Memorial Day weekend. Grand Strand officials are working to answer the questions drivers – those wishing to attend Atlantic Beach Bikefest-reated festivities on Ocean Boulevard and those trying to avoid the festival – may have about how to get around that weekend.
“We’re here to ensure that no injustice takes place,” said Lonnie Randolph, president of the South Carolina NAACP. “In Dr. [Martin Luther] King’s words, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’”
The 21st annual Backhoe Rodeo is hosted by the Georgetown County Department of Public Services. The rodeo participants were from Georgetown, Charleston, Berkeley and Beaufort counties. Participants performed challenges on the backhoe such as the checkerboard challenge of taking tubes from one board and placing the tubes inside black squares on another board.
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