THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Celebrate Independence Day
The Fourth of July is just days away and the Grand Strand has a plethora of options for fun and fireworks. We’ve rounded up the entire list for you, and it’s online at MyrtleBeachOnline.com/kicks. Also, read a story on Page 5A about a cupcake eating contest at Croissants Bistro and Bakery that takes place on Thursday.
Hitting the big screen
The wait is over: “The Lone Ranger” starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp hits big screens Wednesday. It’s directed by Gore Verbinski and is rated PG-13. Also releasing Wednesday is “Despicable Me 2,” the sequel featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig and those lovable Minions. It’s rated PG and has a running time of 98 minutes.
Closings of government offices
Government office closings in Horry County for the July Fourth holiday are as follows: Horry County – closed; Myrtle Beach – closed, regular trash collection; North Myrtle Beach – closed; Conway – closed, no trash collection; Surfside – closed, regular recycle collection.
Government office closings in Georgetown County on Thursday are as follows: Georgetown County – closed; Georgetown – closed.
Myrtle Beach history
Chat with long-time Myrtle Beach residents about the history of music and radio in town.
As part of Myrtle Beach’s 75th birthday, Chapin Memorial Library is hosting a series of discussions on Myrtle Beach history, including a talk Saturday July 6 about music and radio.
Speakers include Deacon Dawson, known as “The Freakin’ Deacon,” and Bill Hennessy. Both are long-time local disc jockeys who will discus music and radio history on the Grand Strand.