To mark Myrtle's Market Customer Appreciation Day, Billy Roberts talks about his time in Myrtle Beach and shows off the old photographs at the farmers market on the corner of Oak Street and Mr. Joe White Avenue on Wednesday. Roberts has photographs he's taken showing before, during and after Hurricane Hazel; the different city halls; the first Chamber of Commerce office; numerous photographs of his time as a Myrtle Beach Police officer; and one photograph of a whiskey still he and other officers found. Roberts also has artifacts he's discovered in the area such as a mastodon tooth and a whale vertebrae.
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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.
Conway Mayor Alys Lawson and Conway Fire Chief Le Hendrick dedicate the new Engine 52, a Ferrara Fire apparatus fire engine, in a "wet down and push-in" ceremony. The Engine has 2,000 gallons-per-minute pumping capacity and will be one of 7 fire trucks operated in the city. Engine 52 replaces a 2000 model fire truck.
Peter Sfetter Wilczynski, owner of the Polish Deli (Pulaski deli) in Myrtle Beach, took drone footage of the Springmaid Pier, Surfside Pier, Garden City and the 2nd Ave. Pier after Hurricane Matthew hit the Grand Strand in October 2016.
The Myrtle Beach Fire Department hosted a Christmas tree burning demonstration, burning two separate Christmas trees (one watered and one dry) to demonstrate the effects of Christmas tree-related fires.