RIDE III commission to finalize recommendations for road projects
The Horry County RIDE III Tax Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Horry County Council Conference Room to finalize a recommended prioritized list of road projects it plans to present to the Horry County Council before it heads to voters in the the November election.
The proposed one-cent sales tax has been used twice before in Horry County to build such roads as S.C. 31, S.C. 22, the U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 intersection, and more. The list includes 20 projects and is estimated to cost $592 million.
Projects include the widening of U.S. 501, widening of Carolina Forest Boulevard, extending Palmetto Pointe Boulevard to S.C. 544, and widening S.C. 9 east of Loris.
Myrtle Beach City Council to host annual budget retreat
Myrtle Beach City Council and city staff will be discussing the proposed budget for the next fiscal year at the annual budget retreat Wednesday through Friday. The retreat is being held at Santee Cooper’s Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis, near Moncks Corner. The retreat will begin with a working session Wednesday night and continue all day Thursday and again Friday morning.
Horry County crime awareness fair starts Tuesday
The S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services – Office of Victim Services will host a community fair April 12 in Conway during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16.
These events are designed to inform crime victims and the public about available resources, as well as encouraging collaboration among victim service providers.
The fair begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Horry County Government and Justice Complex, 1301 2nd Avenue.
At the fairs, those interested will be able to meet and talk with various victim services providers in their area, including the Governor’s Office, State Office of Victim Assistance; PPP; local sexual assault centers; and local law enforcement Victim Service Providers.
In‘hog’ural BaconFest set for Saturday
WLFF-FM “Nash” 106.5’s “BaconFest” will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach.
Tru Sol will perform from noon-2 p.m. Admission is free , and sampling tickets are $1 each. For more information, call 843-357-8664.
Artists works’ shine in gallery this weekend
The 13th annual Spring Art Show and Sale, opening Friday, including an awards reception from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, goes on through April 25, at Seacoast Artists Gallery, 3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. It is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 843-232-7009 or visit www.seacoastartistsguild.com.
Deadline to file taxes is next Monday
Monday, April 18, is the last day a person who owes the federal government money from income taxes in 2015 can file taxes or file for an extension without getting penalized.
Those who will receive money back from income taxes in 2015 have three years to claim those taxes.
The traditional deadline is April 15, but that was extended to April 18 for this year. Due to the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday being observed on April 15 instead of April 16 this year, Tax Day is on the following Monday.