Bar owner reports drive-by shooting
Suspects in a dark-colored car fired at least 12 rounds toward a Myrtle Beach bar early Saturday morning, police said.
No injuries were reported but officers found at least six bullet holes in the front of the building.
According to a Myrtle Beach Police report, officers responded to the Jet Age Café, located at 1401 Mr. Joe White Ave., at 3:36 a.m. after an officer heard multiple shots fired in the area and a call came in reporting shots fired at the bar.
Officers spoke with Jet Age’s owner, who said he was outside clearing the remaining patrons from the parking lot after the bar closed. The owner said he saw a dark-colored car driving in the third lane heading east on Mr. Joe White Avenue and when the car got to the street light just before Jet Age, suspects opened fire out of the windows toward the bar.
The owner said he was unable to see the make and model of the car or how many suspects were in it. He said he last saw the car heading eastbound on Mr. Joe White Avenue toward Oak Street but lost sight of it when he ran into the building to take cover. The owner said the people in the parking lot also fled the scene.
Officers found 12 bullet casings and six holes in the front of Jet Age, but said none of the bullets made it through the wall into the building.
Police said they did not know what or who the suspects were targeting, a motive or if the incident was gang related.
Women voters offer poll watcher program
The Horry County League of Women Voters is hosting a skills program for poll watchers.
Properly credentialed poll watchers are appointed by a political party or a candidate and follow strict guidelines in observing proceedings at their assigned polling place. The training will be noon Monday at Ryan’s in Conway, 2904 Church St. Sandy Martin, Horry County Voters Registration and Election director will be guest speaker.
For more information, call 347-5228.
North Myrtle Beach
Rubber ducks take to water for animals
The 8th Annual Paws Across the Water Duck Race will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 on the Intracoastal Waterway at Barefoot Landing.
Rubber ducks will be dropped into the water and prizes will be awarded for the top finishers, including a $5,000 gift card to the fastest rubber fowl.
Ducks are $5 for one, $25 for a Quack Pack of 6, $50 for 12 and $400 for 100. You do not have to be present to win a prize. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.
For more information, call 249-4948, or visit www.HumaneSocietyNMB.org.
Associated Charities to hold meeting
Associated Charities in Myrtle Beach will meet on Oct. 3 to elect the group’s new officers.
The meeting will be held at noon at 742 Lumber St. in Myrtle Beach.
Also on the group’s agenda is a discussion of its future plans.
Last day to register to vote is Oct. 6
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Oct. 6 in Horry County, according to officials with the Horry County Registration and Elections Office.
The elections office, located at 1515 4th Ave. in Conway, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6.
If a registration application is mailed, it must be postmarked by Oct. 6. No applications will be accepted after that date.
The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Nov. 5. There is no early voting in South Carolina.
Voters should review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming general election by going to www.scvotes.org under the “Voters” tab on the left. Also, voters who are not sure about their voting location should contact their county voter registration office at 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at www.scvotes.org.
Library to temporarily close
The Surfside Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library system will be closed on Saturday. Oct. 6
Patrons needing to use the library may visit the Socastee branch located at 141-707 Connector Road in Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 248-1544.
Taste of Town tickets on sale
Tickets for the 29th Annual Taste of the Town are available for the Oct. 9 event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
More than 50 area eateries will be on hand from 4 to 10 p.m. to offer samples of their wares in the “kid friendly” event.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door, and all proceeds benefit St. Andrew Catholic School. For more information, call 448-6062.
From staff reports