Doctor faces vandalism charges
Police arrested a Myrtle Beach physician Saturday evening after he allegedly keyed a car as it passed him.
According to the arrest report, Myrtle Beach Police charged Dr. George Mariano Sandoz, 50, with malicious destruction of personal property at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday at 1021 Oak Forest Lane.
Police said Sandoz keyed a car as the driver passed him because he thought the driver was trying to run him over.
Man reports $500 in change stolen
A man told Myrtle Beach police that someone broke into his home while he was at church and stole a 5 gallon water bottle full of change – totaling $500.
The man claimed someone entered the back door of his home on Park Drive sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. He was unsure if the door was locked as there was no sign of forced entry.
The victim noted nothing else was missing from the home.
Fill shoe boxes for kids in need
Surfside Beach kids, families and volunteers will come together to host a celebration kicking off the expected 13,000 gift-filled shoe boxes collected by local residents for children overseas through Operation Christmas Child on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. S., Surfside Beach. The Surfside United Methodist Church collection center is one of 3,200 locations where donors can drop off shoe boxes packed with toys, school supplies and necessity items during National Collection Week Nov. 12-19. This local collection point will serve as the shoe box gift’s first stop on a journey around the world to a child in need.
After the shoe box gifts are collected on Nov. 19, they are sent to be processed and prepared for hand-delivery to children worldwide. Call 704-583-1463 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ for more information or to follow your shoe box donation to its destination.
North Myrtle Beach
City offers prescription drop-off event
The city public safety department will offer a medicine drop-off booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29.
The booth will at the Wal-Mart at 550 Highway 17 North. Personnel at the event will also be available to check child safety seat installation.
Anyone may drop off expired prescriptions or other medicine with no questions asked.
Dine-Around offers a taste of Conway
Conway Downtown Alive has organized the Conway Dine-Around for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 29 when eight participating downtown restaurants will offer a taste of their fare for prices from $2 to $4.
Regoister ahead of time at conwayalive.com so the restaurants will know how many people to expect. On the day of the event, pick up a list of the restaurants, a map to show you how to get there and a menu of what’ll be offered at each.
Carolina Forest ready to pick up trash
The Horry County Planning and Zoning Department’s Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will partner with the Carolina Forest Civic Association and PalmettoPride to host the Great Carolina Forest Fall 2012 Roadside Litter Clean-Up event on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.
This is the second annual community trash pick-up event in the Carolina Forest area and interested volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center, located at 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard. Refreshments, bottled water and t-shirts will be provided to every participant.
North Myrtle Beach
Flock Walk to benefit cancer awareness
Barefoot Landing will be decked in pink for its second Flock Walk on Oct. 13.
Flamingo art will be on display throughout the shopping locale when walkers leave Flying Fish Public Market & Grill at 10 a.m.
Local artists and amateurs will be displaying “Pink Your Flamingo” art at the eatery, and stores will be decked in pink to demonstrate the commitment to breast cancer awareness and finding a cure.
Registration for the walk is under way at the Barefoot Landing office, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling the American Cancer Society at 213-0333 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.relayforlife.org/nmbsc. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. It includes a Flock Walk 2012 t-shirt while supplies last.
Participants can register at 9 a.m. the day of the event, but the cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children. A Flock Party is planned following the judging of the art.
Waccamaw Heart Walk set for Oct. 13
Organizers hope to raise $210,000 at this year’s Waccamaw Area Heart Walk on Oct. 13 at the Market Common.
The noncompetitive, 5K fundraising walk features teams who raise money and walk to help raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease or stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.
More than 2,000 people of all ages are expected to take part in this year’s event, and survivors of heart disease or stroke or their families are encouraged to participate.
From staff reports