Man facing domestic violence, animal cruelty charges
Police arrested a Myrtle Beach man Sunday alleging he assaulted his girlfriend and threw her dog against a wall.
Randy Joseph Thompson, 23, was charged with criminal domestic violence, mistreatment of animals and hindering arrest.
According to a Myrtle Beach police report, officers responded to the Super 8 Motel located at 3450 South U.S. Highway 17 shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday and spoke to a 30-year-old woman. The victim said she and Thompson argued and resolved the argument before going out to a bar. When they returned from the bar, the couple began to argue again. The victim said Thompson pushed her several times, causing her to hit her head.
The victim said Thompson then took her dog and left the room and she chased him into the stairwell. She told police she tried to get her dog back and Thompson threw the dog into the wall. Motel guests heard the noise and called 911.
Officers located Thompson outside the hotel by the victim’s vehicle and said he did not cooperate with police. Thompson had no prior charges for criminal domestic violence, according to the report.
Police charge homeless man with trespassing
Police arrested a homeless man on trespassing charges Saturday night who said he got into a rental van to get out of the cold.
According to a Myrtle Beach police report, officers saw Josh Elliott Pearson, 28, on a bicycle in the parking lot of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, located at 1337 Highway 501, at about 9:30 p.m. Police said the saw him open the door to a van and get inside.
When questioned, Pearson told police he was trying to get out of the cold.
Instructional materials on display for public
The S.C. Department of Education invites the public to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in the state’s public schools. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on Dec. 12 by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the board.
Area residents can view the materials, which cover a variety of subjects, at Coastal Carolina University, Spadoni College of Education, Kearns 205, 101 James P. Blanton Circle, Conway. They will be on display at 25 colleges and universities throughout the state from Monday through Nov. 23, with instructions for submitting comments available at each site. State Board of Education members will review citizens’ comments before a final decision is made on adopting the materials.
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, which is a 17-week training regimen to prepare runners and walkers for the half and full marathons that will be held 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horry County Animal Care Center to hold pet vaccination clinic
The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.
The clinic will offer $10 vaccines and $15 microchipping. For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 915-5172.
Symphony plans ‘fun-raising’ concert
The Long Bay Symphony will present a Night of a Million Memories at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach High School.
The show will feature The Association with The Long Bay Symphony Pops and perform music from the 1960s and 70s like “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love” and “Along Comes Mary.”
Tickets can be purchased by calling 448-8379, or visit longbaysymphony.com/tickets.
Zumbathon to raise money for cancer screenings
A Zumbathon from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Revolutions Night Club at Broadway at the Beach will raise money to help uninsured women who need mammograms.
Registration is $10 in advance or at the door, and there will be door prizes as well.
For more information, contact Denise Sanders at 504-2141 or Linda Calvanico at 655-0839.
From staff reports