Ocean Boulevard was relatively quiet in the early hours of Saturday, June 24, 2017, as the strip crawled with law enforcement on the first weekend after Myrtle Beach’s highest-profile shooting in recent memory.
Marshall Hardee of Conway completed a coast to coast journey today at Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach. Hardee, age 22, ran 2,727 miles from Oceanside, CA to Myrtle Beach in 135 days pushing camping gear in a cart and sleeping on the roadside. Hardee said that he wants to tell people, "If you have a dream, no matter how wild it is, go ahead and do it."
Gov. Henry McMaster met with local law enforcement, Myrtle Beach officials and the area’s state delegation Thursday, saying the state would devote whatever resources were necessary after six shootings in three days.
The work was designed by Cat Taylor, who is a lecturer at Coastal Carolina University, and the students painting the mural are part of his Arts 499 mural painting class. Taylor, a mason, said there are masonic symbols throughout the mural. There's the Eye of Providence, the sun and moon, black and white tile symbolizing good and evil, and two columns supporting the earth and universe. The lodge is located at 919 6th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach.
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A tourist caught the entire shooting on Ocean Boulevard during a Facebook live video. An officer was not shot during the incident, Myrtle Beach police say.