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Road closures planned for bridge repairs

A bridge at the Horry-Georgetown County line will be closed overnight starting Monday for repairs, the S.C. Department of Transportation said.

The bridge is on U.S. 701 at the Great Pee Dee River over Yauhannah Lake and nighttime closures start on Nov. 5.

The bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekday evenings, including Friday. Additional weekend closures are possible but will be limited.

Traffic will be detoured about 51 miles from the intersection of S.C. 51 (Brown’s Ferry Road) and U.S. 701 (North Fraser Street) to the south near Georgetown at the intersection of U.S. 701 and Lucas Bay Road.

The repairs will stop the bridge’s foundation from settling and will continue through the end of the year, S.C. DOT. Electronic message boards will be placed on U.S. 701 to notify drivers of the closures.


Horry County hosting high school video history contest

The Horry County Board of Architectural Review is sponsoring the first annual High School Video Contest. The objective of the contest is for Horry County high school students to create local history related videos, telling the story of a building or a site within Horry County that is at least 50 years old and increasing their awareness of local history. The contest is open to all Horry County high school students as well as students in a homeschooling program that are residents of Horry County.

For a complete list of the general rules of contest, please go to www.horrycounty.org/planning/BAR/Content/Video_App.pdf. All submittals are due by Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. Any questions on the possible age of a structure or site, on eligibility or the subject matter of your project, please call Adam Emrick in the Horry County Planning Department at 915-7897 or email emricka@horrycounty.org.

MBAFB plans 20-year 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