Student arrested for bomb threat
Carolina Forest High School was evacuated briefly after 1 p.m. Tuesday for a reported bomb threat, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police.
Students were evacuated about 1:15 p.m., but school resumed shortly after when police realized it was a hoax. Kegler said the investigation is still ongoing and one teenaged student is in custody. Charges were pending against the student.
Women suspected of using fake cash
Myrtle Beach police are searching for two women suspected of using counterfeit money at two businesses in the city, according to police reports.
Officers were called at 1:20 p.m. Monday to East End Cigar Company at 7708 N. Kings Highway after the store owner determined a $20 bill used by a woman to purchase a lighter was counterfeit, police said.
The owner told officers the woman came into the store, purchased the lighter, valued at $3, and then quickly left with about $17 in change, according to the report. The owner said he tested the bill with a counterfeit pen and it showed it was counterfeit.
The owner said the woman mentioned going next door to Dunkin Donuts, so officers went to there and learned she had just left.
The manager at Dunkin Donuts told police that the woman was accompanied by another woman while inside the business, according to the report. The counterfeit money had the same serial numbers and lacked other features to be real.
Police seized both bills as evidence and planned to review video surveillance footage from the incident.
Man reportedly punched at bus stop
Myrtle Beach police charged a 54-year-old man after a 41-year-old man told officers he was punched twice following an argument about food on a bus stop bench in the city, according to a police report.
Leonard Earl Jordan, 54, Myrtle Beach was charged with third-degree assault and battery after officers were called about 5 p.m. Monday to the bus stop at 605 Mr. Joe White Ave., for an assault, police said.
The 41-year-old victim told police he was sitting at the bus stop when Jordan asked him for a cigarette, according to the report. The victim said Jordan then began to argue with him about food on the bench.
The victim said he got up and tried to walk away, but Jordan punched him twice in the arm and tried to hit him in the face, according to the report. A witness corroborated the victim’s statement on what happened.
Officer got a warrant for Jordan’s arrest and he was taken into custody. Additional details were not listed in the report.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
City to construct parking lots
Oceanfront street ends at 39th Avenue South and 46th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach will be closed starting Thursday for site reconstruction.
The plans include new parking lots with restrooms and showers. Also, a new dune walkover will be installed at 46th Avenue South.
The street ends will be closed until the middle of February for construction.
Red Cross to open blood donation center
The American Red Cross is holding a grand opening ceremony for a blood donation center in Carolina Forest. The center was relocated from Myrtle Beach and is at 3681 Renee Drive, Unit 4.
The ceremony is at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Dan Rozen, whose daughter is a blood recipient, is the guest speaker.
The Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region provides blood to 54 hospitals.
North Myrtle Beach High to crown queen
The 2012 Miss North Myrtle Beach High will be crowned on Saturday 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.
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. Tuesday 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.
From staff reports