The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

November 11, 2012 

THE WEEK AHEAD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Veterans Day

Many residents throughout the Grand Strand will recognize a Veterans Day holiday on Monday, though the actual date was Sunday.

The Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance and the city of Myrtle Beach will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Monday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with music.

On Tuesday, Coastal Carolina University will host its eighth annual “Salute to American Veterans” at the Wheelwright Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. And Canine Angels of North Myrtle Beach will host a celebration at Flo’s Place Restaurant & Bar, 3797 U.S. 17 Business, in Murrells Inlet from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Myrtle Beach City and Horry County government offices will be closed. Flags will be flown at half-staff.

Tree lighting

Broadway at the Beach, will have its 18th annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature holiday music from local performers and be followed by a fireworks extravaganza.

House District 56 runoff date to be set by state

The recount for the state House District 56 seat that was expected last Friday in Conway but won’t happen until sometime this week, at the earliest.

Lisa Bourcier, Horry County spokeswoman, said the S.C. State Election Commission will decide on the recount on Nov. 14 and then set the date for when it will happen.

“The State Election Commission has to order recounts on state races, where our local election commission can only order recounts on local races,” Bourcier said via email.

With all precincts reporting Tuesday, petition candidate Mike Ryhal had 49.97 percent, and fellow petitioner Dennis DiSabato had 49.47 percent, according to unofficial results. The recount is needed because the difference was less than a 1 percent margin.

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