Couple face domestic violence charges
Police arrested a couple early Sunday after responding to a Myrtle Beach motel for a reported assault.
Stephanie Marjorie Williams, 30, of Myrtle Beach was charged with criminal domestic violence, second offense. She was convicted earlier this year on criminal domestic violence charges, according to a police incident report.
Frank James King, 28, also of Myrtle Beach was charged with criminal domestic violence, first offense. The two live together, police said.
According to Myrtle Beach police, officers responded to a room at the Coral Sands Motel, located at 301 N. Ocean Blvd., at about midnight and spoke with King who said Williams punched him in the face, scratched his neck and face and bit his arm after a verbal argument escalated to a physical altercation. Williams was no longer in the room.
Police located Williams nearby, who said King grabbed her arms, hit her in the face and head and bit her on her stomach. Police reported both King and Williams had visible injuries that aligned with their claims. Medics treated both for minor injuries.
Police were unable to determine who instigated the incident.
Man dies in crash on Highway 701 early Sunday
S.C. Highway Patrol reported a fatal one-car crash early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 701 about 2 miles south of Conway.
Jonathan J. Cox Jr., 21, of Conway died in the crash.
Cox died after losing control of the 2003 Acura he was driving and hitting a ditch at about 1:45 a.m. while heading south on Highway 701, according to Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins. Cox, who was the only occupant, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car.
Police continue to investigate the crash.
Informative sessions target rising freshmen
Horry County Schools will host informational meetings for rising ninth-grade students (those in the eighth grade) and their parents to learn about the options available to them as high school student in 2013.
Programs to be discussed include the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program at the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology; the International Baccalaureate program at Aynor and Socastee high schools; the Scholars Academy at Coastal Carolina University; the HCS Early College High School at Horry Georgetown Technical College; the Horry County Virtual School; career and technology majors at the Academy for Technology and Academics and AAST; and the offerings at the nine base high schools anchoring each attendance area.
The last parent and student informational meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday at St. James High School.
Christmas Concert to benefit North Strand Housing Shelter
The North Strand Housing Shelter will host its second annual Christmas Concert at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.
The concert, held from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15, will include a variety of local musical talent, refreshments and a craft and story room for children.
The event is free but any donations will benefit the shelter - a 16-bed facility that provides shelter and placement for those in need.
For more information on the concert or to get involved with NSHS, call Verne Critz at 267-7679.
Coats for Kids
Coast RTA has kicked off its Coats for Kids campaign and the city of Myrtle Beach has five drop-off locations for you to donate your outerwear.
Donations of new and gently worn coats, jackets, sweaters, gloves, hats and blankets are being accepted through Friday Nov. 30 at the five city building drop-off locations.
Drop off locations in Myrtle Beach include City Hall, City Services Building, Chapin Memorial Library, Ted. C. Collins Law Enforcement Center and the Law Enforcement Center Annex.
Locations are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Chapin Memorial Library, which opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7:00 p.m., depending on the day.
Coats also can be dropped off at the Coast RTA main terminal located at 1418 Third Ave. in Conway.
Coast RTA will collect the boxes from the city locations and plans to distribute them Dec. 15 at the National Guard Armory, 501 19th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach.
Loris Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes
The Loris Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes will be held Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. The tour will include a live nativity scene at First Presbyterian Church of Loris and refreshments served at the new Loris Public Safety Building. Tickets are $15 with proceeds benefitting the Garden Club’s beautification efforts of the City of Loris. For more information or to obtain tickets, call 716-7161.
From staff reports