Mo-ped driver dies days after crash
The driver of a mo-ped died Thursday morning after a collision with a vehicle on July 3 in Georgetown County, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
A 1996 Jeep SUV was traveling south on U.S. 17 around 3:45 p.m. when the driver of the mo-ped pulled out from a private drive, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, with SCHP. The driver of the SUV is not facing charges because the mo-ped driver failed to yield, Collins said.
The mo-ped driver’s name was not immediately available.
The crash is still under investigation by the highway patrol.
Man drowns during vacation
A man on vacation from Great Falls drowned Thursday, authorities said.
Henry Lane, 68, died at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, said Horry County Coroner Robert Edge.
Edge said no autopsy is planned and Lane died from asphyxiation as a result of drowning at 4:14 p.m. after being transported to the hospital.
Edge said the incident happened near the Myrtle Beach Travel Park, but details were not immediately available.
Broadway at the Beach redoing fireworks
Disappointed by the Fourth of July fireworks show at Broadway at the Beach?
Officials say the show didn’t go as planned, so an encore has been scheduled for Friday at 10 p.m.
“We realize that many visitors who are in town for Fourth of July week made a special trip to Broadway at the Beach for the fireworks and then were disappointed,” O’Neil McCoy, general manager at Broadway at the Beach, said.
McCoy said it was a glitch that dampened the show Wednesday night.
“We’d like to make it up to [our visitors],” McCoy said.
Low-cost feline clinics offered
Bikini Beach Cat Rescue is offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics every Tuesday in July at The Cat’s Meow, 1141 S.C. 544 (Dick Pond Road), east of Dick’s Pawn Shop near Ocean Lakes Campground and Surfside Beach.
A “Spay and Neuter Day” also will be held there July 17 at The Cat’s Meow, which will include a basic exam and one-year rabies vaccination for $45. Space is limited, but more days will be made available if appointments fill up.
For more information and appointments, call 655-7881.
From staff reports