To some avid bluegrass music lovers, the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival is not just a chance to enjoy songs played by professional bands - they are here to jam with fellow bluegrass musicians backstage. "What's so much fun about jamming with people from other places? We all get to share the same experience and create something, something that doesn't last," said "Dr. Jambo" Gilbert Nelson, an attendee. "We can't put it in a book. It's a lot like fireworks. You look at a beautiful display of fireworks, and then, it's gone. But fear not, because another one is launching now. We're waiting for it to burst in the sky. It's like one song after another." Another attendee Dan Hinson said that even though he doesn't get to see some of the people he jams with during the year except for the festival, they are like a bluegrass family when they meet and play a song together.
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Backstage jamming at S.C. Bluegrass Festival
One person is dead after crash on Highway 9
Homeless camp clean up displaces local Myrtle Beach couple
Second man detained in Conway National Bank robbery, later released.
Conway police searching for two suspects in bank robbery
Police search for suspect in bank robbery
Tiny House Promo
Tiny House Builder in Conway
Animals rescued but two cats died in house fire.
Burning at Brookgreen provides woodpecker habitat
Quick ride down International Drive as the road nears completion
Dolphins off the Grand Strand coast
Fire at Heavenly Grace Ministries Church in Socastee
Spencer Sousa recently finished construction of his third tiny house. The Conway native started building the small houses on trailers as a freshman in high school. He has just finished his third and largest home at about 350 square feet.
Foresters took advantage of favorable conditions to burn over 100 acres of undergrowth in Brookgreen Gardens on Friday. According to Mike Ammons, Director of Natural Areas, the blaze provides for better habitat for the endangered Red-cockaded woodpecker as well as for other species that live in the long leaf pine forest. Jan. 26, 2018.
John C. Barnett, a civil rights activist, took up the defense of Timothy Da'Shaun Taylor, holding a press conference in McClellanville on Wednesday.
Taylor pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a Hobbs Act robbery in 2011. The case was resurrected by federal investigators when an informant implicated him in the case of Brittanee Drexel's 2009 disappearance from a Myrtle Beach motel. Taylor faces at least a decade in prison on the conspiracy charge.
A pod of Humpback whales was seen off the north end of Myrtle Beach this week. Rob Young, a professor of marine science at Coastal Carolina University confirmed the sighting and said Humpback and endangered Right whales migrate past the Grand Strand twice a year.