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Filing for Horry County political seats closes

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

An open seat on the Horry County Council has attracted four candidates, all Republicans.


Eagle Scout project Scout plans new landscaping for Socastee church

Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:50 a.m.

As a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Garden City, Chris Mermon wanted his Eagle Scout project to involve a church.


Murrells Inlet Community Center construction is winding down; opening May 1

Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:12 a.m.

With less than a month to go before its 5:30 p.m. May 1 grand reopening, the Murrells Inlet Community Center is a hub of activity inside and out.


Proposal would again look at tolls on I-73 UPDATED

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — It appears the state Transportation Commission will again study whether to use tolls to pay for building Interstate 73 through northeastern South Carolina.


Boys have a weird sense of humor

Thursday, April 3, 2014 1:53 p.m.

I do not understand boys and their deep love of being aggravating. How is it fun to make your sister scream? I have two brothers, one older and one younger, they are quite perfect and have never aggravated my sister or me. But, I am very sure that Eric’s sister Krissie will happily tell you that Eric aggravated her on a regular bases. I don’t …


Murrells Inlet Community Center construction to open May 1Parks and Rec director says this is one of the smoothest projects ever in county UPDATED

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:21 a.m.

With less than a month to go before its 5:30 p.m. May 1 grand reopening, the Murrells Inlet Community Center is a hub of activity inside and out. …



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Horry County Atax funds one step closer to reaching groups and projects

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:11 a.m.

Garden City Beach got a bit closer March 26 to receiving reimbursement for money it spends to maintain and mow the median between Surfside Beach and Georgetown County, and for street lighting in Horry County, but the unincorporated community may not receive all the money it requested from Horry County.


Spring Tide cleanup event is this Sunday

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:34 a.m.

The creek is open Sunday for the 23rd annual Spring Tide, Murrells Inlet 2020’s yearly fight against litter, old fishing line and whatever else might have fallen into the creek during the winter or remains on Inlet streets.


Fishing Report for Murrells Inlet and Garden City areas

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:16 a.m.

We have an additional story out this week concerning the Redfish population in Winyah Bay that a lot of you may find interesting.


B is for butterflies (and Brookgreen) UPDATED

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:38 a.m.

Brookgreen Gardens “Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience” opened for the season on Tuesday. A host of children and adults visited the gardens for a …

Man leads authorities on two-state chase in deputy's vehicle

Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:57 a.m.

A man who jumped into a Georgetown County deputy's patrol car Sunday morning led authorities on a chase into North Carolina  before being apprehended. …


The Anti-Common Core Bill That Isn’t

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:21 a.m.

On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee advanced a bill touted by its senatorial supporters as an “anti-Common Core bill.” That fact that it was light on “anti” and heavy on “Common Core” should surprise no one.


Cindy McLaughlin: Hearts that Care UPDATED

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In 1997, when the late country music legend Johnny Cash revealed to the world that he had Parkinson's disease, Joal Ryan, a celebrated author and …


Bee love in action UPDATED

Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:34 p.m.

Although bees are among the most industrious animals on earth, their significance is underestimated. It is underestimated until bees begin to …


Sen. Cleary responds to Republican group’s criticism about Obamacare legislation UPDATED

Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:56 p.m.

A small group of Republicans has issued a news release to take state Sen. Ray Cleary, R-Murrells Inlet, and state Rep. Nelson Hardwick, R-Surfside Beach, to task for recent comments the two made during a recent South Strand Republicans legislative breakfast.


Sen. Cleary and Rep. Hardwick speak to South Strand Republican Club

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:26 a.m.

It’s not every day that state lawmakers can tout their accomplishments in front of a friendly audience, but state Sen. Ray Cleary and Rep. Nelson …


South Strand Ecumenical Lenten Services at Three Burgess Community Churches UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:38 p.m.

Three Burgess Community churches are hosting three of five South Strand Ecumenical Lenten Services at noon on Thursdays.


Race for the Inlet registration still open

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:47 p.m.

Registration for the ninth annual Race for the Inlet is still being accepted from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday at the Murrells Inlet 2020 office, 4124 Highway 17 Business.Sign up will also be accepted from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, the day of the race, near the Morse Creek Landing starting point. Entry fee for the …


Garden City Beach group and MI2020 hoping to receive A-tax funding

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:20 p.m.

With an anticipated $20,000 promised by Georgetown County for street lighting and U.S. 17 median maintenance — mowing and trash pickup — the Garden City Beach Community Association is seeking reimbursement funds for Horry County for the lighting and Highway 17 mowing and maintenance.


Fishing Report for Murrells Inlet and Garden City areas

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:40 p.m.

Still not hearing a whole lot in the way of any consistent trends or activity yet.


Seven inductees named to SC Bikers Hall of Fame UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:18 p.m.

Two Murrells Inlet men joined five others Saturday as inaugural members of the South Carolina Bikers Hall of Fame. The seven were inducted during a …


Garden City Parking lot to start charging April 1

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:43 p.m.

The free parking season at the lot behind Sam’s Corner in Garden City Beach is coming to an end. Beginning April 1 and extending through Oct. 31, people will have to pay to park at the lot at 115 S. Waccamaw Drive. Fees at the pay station, which accepts only credit or debit cards, are $1.25 an hour or $6 for the entire day. Free parking is still …


Horry County looking to tighten regulations for food trucks UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:41 p.m.

Horry County is taking a long, hard look at regulations for food trucks, those restaurants on wheels that have been making inroads in other parts of …


Dead Dog Saloon offers gourmet breakfast

Monday, March 24, 2014 1:45 p.m.

The Grand Strand is known for its breakfasts. Pancake houses sit on nearly every block.


Diggin’ It UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 11:08 a.m.

Hundreds of amateur landscapers descended on Brookgreen Gardens on Saturday for “Diggin’ It,” Brookgreen’s annual spring festival. Some of the …


Grand Jury indictment claims couple kidnapped, killed Heather Elvis UPDATED

Friday, March 21, 2014 1:52 p.m.

CONWAY, S.C. - An Horry County Grand Jury formally indicted Tammy and Sidney Moorer in the murder of missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis.


Murrells Inlet Elks pack boxes for soldiers overseas

Friday, March 21, 2014 12:46 a.m.

Murrells Inlet is sending its best overseas.


HCPD contacts FL authorities about Elvis case after skeletal remains found UPDATED

Friday, March 21, 2014 9:41 p.m.

CONWAY, SC - The Horry County Police Department is in contact with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida after skeletal remains were …


Murrells Inlet hosts SC’s Pitmasters at “BBQ Battle at The Beach”

Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The South Carolina BBQ Association is proud to announce the inaugural BBQ Battle at The Beach, April 4 - 5. The event, in which South Carolina’s best BBQ pitmasters go head to head, will be held at The Beaver Bar on Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet and will benefit The Outreach Farm.

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