Man surrenders in bank robbery
A Surfside Beach man, who turned himself in to Myrtle Beach police, now faces charges for a bank robbery that occurred last year in the city, according to jail records.
Kyle Andrew Connors, 23, was charged with two counts of bank robbery after his surrender about 9 a.m. Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Police Department, according to an arrest report.
Connors was identified as a suspect in a robbery that occurred at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Conway National Bank branch at 1352 21st Ave. N., in the city, police said. In July, police identified Connors as the suspect and issued warrants for his arrest.
On Nov. 18, a man went into the bank, demanded money from a teller and said he had a gun, according to authorities. A bank teller placed money in a bag the man gave her and he left the building.
Police investigate Socastee store robbery
Horry County police are investigating an armed robbery at a Socastee area convenience store, according to a police report.
An employee of Turtle Market at 6151 S.C. 707 called police about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to report a man armed with a gun took cash and cigarettes, police said.
The clerk told officers the man walked into the store, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money and then cigarettes before he left, according to the report. The clerk was not hurt during the incident.
Detectives are investigating the robbery.
Man assaults woman who tried to flee
Myrtle Beach police took a man into custody after a 26-year-old woman told officers he assaulted her when she refused to purchase drugs and rejected his sexual advances, according to a police report.
The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment of a cut to her face after the incident that occurred about 3 a.m. Monday between Third and Fourth Avenues North on Ocean Boulevard, police said.
The victim told officers she was walking when she saw the man and he began to talk to her and walk with her along Flagg Street. The victim said the man asked her to get him drugs and she refused and kept walking.
The victim said the man asked her to perform a sexual act on him and she refused and kept walking, according to the report. The victim said she tried to get away from the man by running, but he followed her.
The victim said she fell and the man got on top of her and punched her several times in the face before he ran away, according to the report. Officers found the man on the Boardwalk near Second Avenue North and took him into custody, but he has not been formally charged.
The Sun News does not identify suspects until formal charges are filed.
Fire department has new assistant chief
Two members of the Georgetown Fire Department were promoted Monday.
Charlie Cribb is now an assistant fire chief. He was promoted from the interim battalion chief and has been with the city’s department for 16 years.
Cribb will supervise day-to-day operations.
There’s also a new office manager. Amy Skidmore took that role after serving as an administrative assistance since 2005.
HIV walk, health fair planned
Careteam, an HIV and AIDS service organization for Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties is holding an AIDS walk and health fair at Plyler Park in Myrtle Beach Saturday.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and is free, but donations are accepted. Live music by Painted Man also starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
Careteam works to provide access to medical care and treatment for people living with HIV and provides free and confidential HIV testing as well as awareness education to those at risk for HIV disease.
Their goal is to stop the spread of HIV through prevention, education, treatment and support.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, CAROLINA FOREST
Job link centers open
Goodwill Industries is celebrating the grand opening of two job link centers Wednesday. One in Carolina Forest, the other in North Myrtle Beach.
Both are already open inside the stores and feature two classrooms and computers that can be used for job searches and resume preparation free of charge. Career coaching and job training are also offered.
Two ribbon cutting ceremonies are planned, first in North Myrtle Beach at 10 a.m., then in Carolina Forest at 1 p.m.
Both sites are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
The hours for both centers are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday and open to everyone in the community offering career coaching, job training and other employment services.
For more information www.PalmettoGoodwill.org.
Cupcake sales to benefit charity
Coccadotts Cake Shop on Sayebrook Parkway is selling pink cupcakes for $2.50 each. Half of the cost will benefit the Best Chance Network.
The cupcakes are available through Saturday.
From staff reports