Authorities investigating shooting death of N.C. man
A Tabor City, N.C., man was shot and killed Saturday night in Loris, according to a Horry County coroner.
Elroy Miller, 34, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, said coroner Tony Kendrick. He was pronounced dead on the scene at about 10 p.m.
Loris police responded to the area of Maple and Broad streets for a reported shooting at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Chief Joseph Vaught said.
Once on the scene they found Miller suffering from a gunshot wound.
“It appears it wasn’t a random act of violence,” Vaught said. “We are investigating [the death] as a homicide.”
Area woman wins big in lottery
Police pulled over a Myrtle Beach man for speeding Sunday morning and arrested him when they learned he had been caught driving under a suspended license several times.
Terry Emmanuel Bell Jr., 28, was charged with driving under suspension – third time.
According to a Myrtle Beach police report, officers stopped Bell at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday for going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. Bell informed officers that he was driving under suspension. Officers investigated and learned that he had been stopped for driving under suspension numerous times, police said.
Horry County establishes second absentee voting location
Horry County officials are establishing a second absentee voting location in advance of an expected large turnout.
The second location will be in the atrium of the Horry County Government and Justice Center, located at 1301 Second Ave., in Conway, according to a press release. A section in the atrium has been partitioned off in order to provide this extra location.
In-person absentee voting at the county government center will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Oct. 22 and running through Nov. 2.
The primary absentee voting location is at the county’s registration and elections office, located at 1515 Fourth Ave., in Conway. Absentee voting there is currently available and will run through Nov. 5.
Salvation Army seeks holiday volunteers
The Salvation Army of Horry County is seeking volunteers to help with its busiest season of the year.
The organization will have a volunteer recruitment meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the fourth floor meeting area of the Landmark Resort at 1501 South Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach.
Individuals, organizations and church and community groups are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call 488-2769.
Donate blood on Tuesday
The Knights of Columbus Council 9039 at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C., is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The blood drive will take place in a mobile blood collecting bus in the church parking lot. Those wishing to donate can call Larry Bates at 910-579-5754 for an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted; however, an appointment will reduce your wait time. All blood types are needed and donors will be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 gift card.
North Myrtle Beach
Howl-O-Scream festivities announced
North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation along with Coastal Carolina University’s recreation management class is hosting a Howl-O-Scream on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at McClean Park.
There is both a scare zone and a scare free zone. Activities include hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating, a costume fashion show, a magician and other entertainment.
For more information, including possible weather cancellations, call (843) 280-5570, Ext. 1 by 4 p.m. on Oct. 27. If it rains, the event will be held on Sunday.
North Myrtle Beach
Endless Summer celebration planned
North Myrtle Beach will have its annual festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27.
Festivities include music, food, carnival rides, crafts and other vendors. An antique car show is also on tap.
For more information on sponsorships, call Vicki Keibler, membership/sales director, at 241-2109. Interested vendors may contact Charlene Lynam at 361-3045.
School to have harvest festival
St. Michael Catholic School will have its annual Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Valor Memorial Garden at The Market Common.
The event features music, crafters, food, family games, inflatables, face painting and more, and is free to everyone. Tickets or unlimited wristbands for all rides are available for purchase, with children 3 and younger free.
All proceeds will benefit the school.
For more information, call 651-6795.
From staff reports