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Curfews lifted for some, still in effect for others on the Grand Strand on Saturday

A North Myrtle Beach police officer walks toward the beach in Cherry Grove as a curfew begins at 7 p.m. Thursday.
A North Myrtle Beach police officer walks toward the beach in Cherry Grove as a curfew begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. jlee@thesunnews.com

If you live in Myrtle Beach or Surfside Beach, you are free to roam.

The City of Myrtle Beach will not enact a curfew Saturday night after three consecutive nights with one, and Surfside Beach has rescinded its curfew that was enacted Thursday night. Both had been in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Horry County and the municipalities of North Myrtle Beach and Conway still have curfews in effect because of Florence, which was reclassified from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Friday.

The curfews in Conway, North Myrtle Beach and Horry County, which includes all unincorporated areas of the county, are in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. They began Thursday and are continuing until further notice. Myrtle Beach was the first municipality to enact a curfew on Wednesday and others followed Thursday.

Surfside Beach will keep a ban on entering the ocean in effect until 8 a.m. Monday.

North Myrtle Beach stated its curfew is meant to protect residents, minimize the potential for looting and other crimes, and keep roadways clear for emergency personnel, and it includes patronizing restaurants after 7 p.m.

Violators of curfews risk misdemeanor charges and arrests.

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