Community

Community

Final Black History Month movie slated for Finklea

Everything that happens at the old Finklea Community Center brings it one step closer to being the viable part of the community that it once was. Built in the 50s as a separate but equal school prior to integration, it served for years as an all-black high school. Once schools were totally integrated, there were no more classes there and the school began serving as other things, including the Finklea Career Center, where young people learned many trades.

Community

Annual Parrot Head Fest set

Vicki Weigle, owner of La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, can’t remember the exact year she started the Parrot Head Festival, but it’s been at least since 2002. A Parrot Head is someone who favors Jimmy Buffett’s music. This singer-songwriter combines several styles and calls it Caribbean rock. He wears island clothing for his performances, and his fans do likewise with many donning Parrot Head hats.

Community

Myrtle Beach-area organizations need your help

Volunteers: Long Bay Threshold Singers is in need of volunteers to sing in small groups at bedside or chair-side to comfort people who are dying or in pain, recovering from illness or treatment, shut in, or grieving. Our calm presence, soft voices, and simple, spiritual songs can soothe and reassure recipients, family and caregivers. No experience necessary. No audition. Visit ThresholdChoir.org or email LongBay@ThresholdChoir.org or call 843-254-7407

Videos

The unofficial first weekend of summer kicked off with sun and salt in Myrtle Beach

The Sun Fun Festival and the Native Son's Salt Games combined to kick off the unofficial first weekend of summer in Myrtle Beach. Saturday's events included contests of strength, endurance and skill, a parade, live music and a parachute jump by the Army's Golden Knights. Both events continue on Sunday along at Plyler Park, the Boardwalk and the old Pavilion site.
James Lee
The unofficial first weekend of summer kicked off with sun and salt in Myrtle Beach 1:23

The unofficial first weekend of summer kicked off with sun and salt in Myrtle Beach

Billy Roberts talks old times at Myrtle's Market 1:59

Billy Roberts talks old times at Myrtle's Market

Conway wets down brand-new fire engine in ceremony and pushes truck into new home 1:27

Conway wets down brand-new fire engine in ceremony and pushes truck into new home

SC National Guard unit leaves for overseas deployment 1:03

SC National Guard unit leaves for overseas deployment