NC man facing assault charges
Police arrested a North Carolina man Saturday night in connection with the assault of a woman.
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Joshua Kilon Dancy, 30, of Chapel Hill was charged with third-degree assault and battery.
According to a Myrtle Beach police report, officers responded to Ocean Reef Resort at 7100 North Ocean Boulevard at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday for a reported assault.
Officers found both Dancy and the victim, a 37-year-old woman, in the hotel room. The woman’s left eye was swollen and she had bruises on her arms. Dancy had a cut on his left eyebrow and a cut on his arm, police said.
After questioning the woman and Dancy, police determined Dancy was the primary aggressor and arrested him.
The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.
Best Buy reports Apple laptop stolen Saturday
A suspect reportedly stole a display model Apple MacBook from a Myrtle Beach Best Buy on Saturday evening, police said.
According to a Myrtle Beach police report, officers responded to the store located at 1145 Oak Forest Lane at about 9 p.m. Saturday for a reported shoplifting. Officers learned that someone had taken the display model MacBook Air, valued at $1,400.
The security device was disabled and after reviewing other surveillance, police said they were unable to see any suspicious activity.
Pee Dee District holds awards banquet
The Pee Dee District of the Water Environment Association is holding its annual awards banquet and guest night in Darlington on Tuesday.
Members and guests are invited to enjoy food, fellowship and fun. The banquet will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Spot, located at 1032 Pearl St. in Darlington.
For more information, call Scott Fields at 665-6746.
Horry County collecting toys for holidays
Horry County government is taking part in the 2012 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and Operation Rudolph programs.
Drop boxes are located in several areas around the county.
They are: Horry County Emergency Management, 2560 Main St. in Conway; Fleet Services, 4457 Privetts Drive in Conway; South Strand Auditor’s Building, 9630 Scipio Lane in Myrtle Beach; L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road in Conway; Olin Blanton Auditor’s Building, 1201 21st Ave. in Myrtle Beach; and the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Ave. in Conway.
In addition, the county is also accepting donations for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Operation Rudolph program, which collects small items such as hygiene products, stationary, writing utensils, greeting cards and hard candy to make care packages to send to military branches overseas. These items may be placed in any one of the drop boxes until Dec. 14.
Horry County will collect toys until Dec.19.
Loris Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes
The Loris Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, 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, call 716-7161.
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.
Locations in Myrtle Beach include: City Hall, 937 Broadway; City Services Building, 921 N. Oak St.; Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N.; Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 N. Oak St.; and Law Enforcement Center Annex, 3340 Mustang St.
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 Ave. S., Myrtle Beach.
MBAFB plans 20-year closure reunion
MBAFB 20th Year Base Closure Reunion. Any former military or civilian ever assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and their families are invited to the 20-year reunion of the base’s closure.
The reunion is April 6, but RSVPs are required by Dec. 15. For more information, visit www.mbafbreunion.com.
From staff reports