Marissa Tansino joined the WMBF News Team in June of 2017 as a Reporter/Multimedia Journalist. Born and raised right outside of Boston, Marissa has aspired to be a broadcast journalist ever since she can remember. At the tender age of five, her aspirations began when her parents started taking home videos of her at her kitchen table pretending to be a news anchor. After graduating high school, Marissa packed up and moved to the Ocean State and took her passion for storytelling with her to the University of Rhode Island. She began her career as a journalist writing for the school newspaper, The Good 5 Cent Cigar. During her junior year of college she interned at WJAR in Providence where she learned the skills that helped her begin producing a weekly newscast as a spinoff to the newspaper called 5 Cent Cigar News. Looking back on her yearlong internship at WJAR and experience producing, anchoring and reporting for 5 Cent Cigar News, she deems it one of the most valuable experiences she had during her time at URI. Although she is a Boston girl at heart, she is excited to begin her new chapter down South, exploring the city of Myrtle Beach and getting to know the community.
The City of Myrtle Beach is looking into establishing historic districts in the downtown area for business and neighborhoods, and could also come with the potential for discounts on development and redevelopment.
Construction for the new Boys and Girls Club is moving along on the corner of Carver Street, Mr. Joe White Avenue and Dunbar Street. The club’s CEO is hoping it will be complete and ready to go by next school year.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there’s no set location or time for when seismic testing will take place for the five companies approved, but city leaders hope its nowhere near the coast of Myrtle Beach.
A parole board has denied Sidney Moorer’s request for release from incarceration, more than a year after he was convicted of impeding the investigation into the December 2013 disappearance of Heather Elvis.
Nearly 3,000 single family homes are proposed for the area off SC 905 and SC 90 and are in the process of being reviewed by Horry County Planning Commission, according to Deputy Planning Director David Schwerd.
The Myrtle Beach Mall, located right next to S.C. 22, Highway 17 and the Intracoastal Waterway is a prime location for redevelopment, which could soon become a reality, according to CEO of KingOne Properties Michael King.
Homeowners in the Clear Pond community off Gardner Lacy Road are worried that plans for multi-family units will cause more traffic problems, but county officials said the plans have been approved since 2003.