The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

December 29, 2013 

2014 begins Wednesday

In recognition of the first day of the new year, many local governments and businesses will be closed.

See page A8 for a full list of closings along the Grand Strand.

Remembering Officer Joe McGarry

The Myrtle Beach Police Department will honor the memory of Officer First Class Joe McGarry on Monday.

McGarry was shot and killed 11 years ago while confronting a suspect outside a doughnut shop.

The ceremony will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday at the new Fallen Officer Memorial Fountain, which recently was placed between the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center and the Special Operations Building.

This year, a memorial marker has been added for Officer Henry Scarborough, who was killed in 1949 on his first day on duty.

The law enforcement center is located at 1101 N. Oak St. in Myrtle Beach. The fountain is located near the parking lot entrance off Mr. Joe White Avenue.

Beach Ball Classic champ to be crowned

One of four teams will be crowned as the newest Beach Ball Classic champions Tuesday night.

On Monday, Northland (Ohio) will take on Madison Memorial (Wis.) and Providence (Fla.) will face off with Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.) in the semifinals. The winner of those games will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the tournament championship game.

Bring in the new year with fireworks

Several places along the Grand Strand are offering fireworks as part of their New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Fireworks can be seen at 6 p.m. at Barefoot Landing, U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach; 8 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach, in Myrtle Beach; and midnight, near Pier 14, 1306 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach.

Tigers, Gamecocks go bowling

South Carolina and Clemson will play in their respective bowls this week. The Gamecocks will take on Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl at 1 p.m. Wednesday on ABC, while the Tigers will face off with Ohio State in the Orange Bowl at 8:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN.

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