March 1 | Nonstop flight between Myrtle Beach and Chicago starts on Spirit Airlines
March 11 | Myrtle Beach Job Expo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
March 14 | Reopening of the Pine Lakes International Country Club after a multimillion-dollar renovation
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April 3 | One-year anniversary of The Market Common on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
April 15 | Deadline for filing 2008 tax returns
Memorial Day weekend | Reopening of Hard Rock Park
May 8-17 | Harley-Davidson rally
May 21-25 | Atlantic Beach Bikefest
June 12 | TV viewers must switch from analogue signal to digital
Fantasy Harbour bridge opens, giving a much-needed crossing over the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach
Wal-Mart off U.S. 501 plans to open
Carroll Campbell Marine Complex, a tournament fishing and boat launch facility in Georgetown County, set to open
Main Street Connector, which will connect Main Street with S.C. 31 and S.C. 90, opens in North Myrtle Beach .
Aug. 7-9 | Sales tax holiday in South Carolina and North Carolina; buyers don't pay sales tax on clothes and many other items
Aug. 31-Sept. 4 | 26th annual PGA Tour Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship
Sept. 10-22 | 20th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo
Sept. 7-17 | 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd
Sept. 30-Oct. 4 | The Pilgrimage fall motorcycle rally
Oct. 1-31 | Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday in South Carolina. Shoppers don't pay sales tax on certain energy-efficient appliances that cost $2,500 or less. The state can cancel this sales tax holiday if state revenues don't reach certain levels.
Nov. 6-8 | Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday in North Carolina.
Nov. 27-28 | Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday in South Carolina. Shoppers don't pay sales tax on handguns, rifles and shotguns.
WonderWorks, a hands-on science attraction, is slated to open in Myrtle Beach in spring 2010
Construction to begin on the expansion of Myrtle Beach International Airport, with the addition opening in 2012
Construction to begin on $100 million improvements to the intersection of U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 during the summer. Work will take about three years.
Opening of the 536-bed, four-story tower that is currently under construction at J. Reuben Long Detention Center is scheduled for mid-2010. It costs $33 million.
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