December 30, 2012

Police roundup | Myrtle Beach man facing manufacture, distribution of crack cocaine charges

Police arrested a Myrtle Beach man Saturday night after they say they found him to be in possession of crack cocaine while serving outstanding warrants.


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Myrtle Beach man facing manufacture, distribution of crack cocaine charges

Police arrested a Myrtle Beach man Saturday night after they say they found him to be in possession of crack cocaine while serving outstanding warrants.

Michael Quantrell Barr, 22, was charged with manufacture, distribution, etc. of methamphetamine or cocaine based drugs. Myrtle Beach police records did not include the charges listed in the outstanding warrants.

According to an incident report, officers found “multiple off white rocks” when they took Barr into custody. The rocks tested positive for cocaine.



City hosts health fair

The city of Myrtle Beach will host a health and Fitness Fair on Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center. For details, visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/choose.hmtl or call 918-2280.

The fair will feature the kickoff to the city’s Choose Health and Fitness event, where participants select a fitness plan and compete to win prizes and “recreation bucks.” Those interested must register by Monday.


Learn about OLLI at Waccamaw Library

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library will host the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at 7 p.m. Thursday, for its monthly first Thursday presentation.

OLLI representatives will talk to prospective lifelong learners about available opportunities at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center. Learn about upcoming classes in astronomy, Southern cuisine, container gardening, the global economy, creative writing and Starshine performance training.

Light refreshments will be served. Waccamaw Neck Branch library is located at 24 Commerce Lane in Pawleys Island. For information, call 545-3623.


Rolling Thunder to honor women in military

The local chapter of the Rolling Thunder will honor women in the military in April. The group is holding a ceremony at the Grand Strand Senior Center in Myrtle Beach on April 6 at 1 p.m. called “Salute to Women of the Military, Past and Present.”

It’s the second year the event has been held and is meant to recognize women who have served in the military.

Registration by March 15 is required by calling 910-579-3668.


Coastal Animal Rescue hosts “fur”-niture sale

Stop by the fourth annual “Fur”-niture Sale on Jan. 26, for a fundraising event to raise money for Coastal Animal Rescue. The money raised will go toward the nonprofit continue to find forever homes for rescued cats and dogs.

The event, held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Originial SBB, and features the sale of gently used furniture, lamps, pictures and paintings. Original SBB is located at 3393 U.S. Business 17 in Murrells Inlet.

Additionally, those who would like to donate their belongings can drop them off at the Original BSS on Saturday, or Jan. 19, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information on dropping off items, call 808-0276.

Free furniture pick-up is available for donors located from Pawleys Island to U.S. Route 501 in Myrtle Beach. To arrange a pickup, contact Marianne at 357-8205.


Dispose of your live Christmas tree

Beginning in January, the city of Myrtle Beach will pick up Christmas trees from the curb and take them to be recycled. In February all of the collected trees will be ground into mulch, which will be available to the public for free.

Residents are asked to place trees at the curb – making sure to remove all decorations and tree stands and not to cover any utility boxes or meters.

Those who don’t want to wait for curbside pickup can drop off trees on Mr. Joe White Avenue at 21 Avenue North Extension, behind Myrtle Waves Water Park.


Get city parking decals

The city will soon offer the two-year parking decals for 2013 and 2014. Letters will be sent to the owners of vehicles that are registered in city limits.

The decals allow residents to park their vehicles for free at the city’s parking meters, in the Pavilion Parking Garage and at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Eligibility for decals is tied to where the vehicle “lives” – it is eligible if it is registered inside city limits and city property taxes have been paid on it.The parking meter season begins March 1 and runs through Sept. 30.

Additionally, all vehicles with valid handicapped plates or hand-tags and vehicles with valid Purple Heart, Disabled American Veteran or Medal of Honor license plates already are able to park free.




From staff reports

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