Man dies in fire Saturday night
A man died in a fire Saturday night in his home in Longs, according to the Horry County Coroner’s office.
Robert Helmick, 63, died from injuries due to the fire, said coroner Tamara Willard.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, 605 Dayflower Drive.
Police charge woman with stealing $1,900 in Blu-rays
Police arrested a woman who is accused of attempting to steal $1,900 worth of Blu-ray DVDs from a Myrtle Beach Wal-Mart on Saturday afternoon.
Ashley Lynn-Nichole Todd, 30, of Camden was charged Saturday with shoplifting, value $2,000 or less.
According to a Myrtle Beach police report, Todd is accused of putting $1,900 worth of Blu-ray DVDs and games into a trash can and walking out of the front door of the Wal-Mart located at 541 Seaboard St.
North Myrtle Beach High to crown new queen
The 2012 Miss North Myrtle Beach High will be crowned Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the North Myrtle Beach High School auditorium, 3750 Sea Mountain Highway, Little River. The cost is $5 for students, $8 for adults, and doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Pre-ticket sales are being held in the school’s attendance office.
Twenty-two students will compete for the title, and the winner will be crowned by Sydney Runyans, the reigning Miss North Myrtle Beach High. Each student will be judged on a 3-minute talent performance, an interview and evening gown competition.
Entertainment will be provided by Michael Sokolik Jr. of Socastee, who won the Ultimate Elvis contest at Legends in Concert in 2008 and who performs as Elvis around the country. The North Myrtle Beach Highskool House of Rock band, under the direction of Brad Davis, also will perform.
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.
To sign up or learn more, visit www.waccamawheartwalk.org, or call 282-2907.
Rescue Racers hold information meeting
The Red Cross Rescue Racers, the official charity training team for the Myrtle
Beach Marathon, will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Red Cross building at 3531 Pampas Drive.
Volunteer coaches will be on hand to explain the program, that’s a 17-week training regimen to prepare runners and walkers for the half and full marathons that will be contested on Feb. 16, 2013.
Rescue Racers must raise a minimum of $500 each to benefit the local Red Cross.
For more information, contact Angela Nicholas at 650-0145 or email@example.com.
Fall Chowder Talk
Murrells Inlet 202 has scheduled the Fall Chowder Talk.
The meeting on Oct. 16 is at Inlet Affairs Banquet and Catering in Murrells Inlet starting at 7 p.m. There will be updates on the volunteer water quality monitoring program and a watershed project plan.
Visit murrellsinletsc.com or call 357-2007 for more information.
From staff reports