Myrtle Beach police arrested or cited about 300 fewer people this year during Memorial Day weekend than 2014, according to statistics released Friday. Horry County police issued 173 more warnings this year, but cited about the same number of people.
Hurricane season begins Monday and ends Nov. 30. State and local officials gathered Friday to ask residents and business owners to prepare now for the possibility that a hurricane could impact the Grand Strand.
Gov. Nikki Haley said Friday she will continue to send state resources to support law enforcement during Memorial Day weekend in Myrtle Beach. But she also said state officials have reached out to Atlantic Beach town officials with options to refocus their activities and eliminate Bikefest.
Most of the more than 30 athletes on the Grand Strand to participate in the second annual 2LiveBeyond Celebrity Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Members Club at Grande Dunes first joined participants of the Grand Strand Miracle League for a game on Friday at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.
Horry County Councilman Gary Loftus, who was key in getting more county representatives on Coast RTA’s board of directors, almost got his way in getting a county-appointed board member as the agency’s new chairman.
No. 3-seeded California used a strong pitching performance from ace Daulton Jefferies and a balanced offensive attack to earn a 9-3 win over No. 2 Coastal Carolina on Friday in the opening game of the four-team, double-elimination NCAA regional at Texas A&M.
The S.C. 31 extension project is on schedule and construction into the summer includes continued progress on the Intracoastal Waterway bridge, beginning work on other bridges for the project, and more soil work on the east side of S.C. 707 for the new interchange.
The Myrtle Beach International Airport passed its annual Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 Certification Operations Inspection with no discrepancies, according to a news release issued by the airport.
Myrtle Beach officials say they are pleased with the way the $3.5 million in technology and traffic control equipment worked during Memorial Day weekend, though some tourists said they were concerned about the increase in surveillance this year versus last year.