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  • Mayor and police say third year of traffic loop a success

    Mayor and police say third year of traffic loop a success

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-05-31 00:17:45 GMT
    Myrtle Beach's mayor said the 23-mile traffic loop will continue over future Memorial Day weekends. (Source: WMBF News)Myrtle Beach's mayor said the 23-mile traffic loop will continue over future Memorial Day weekends. (Source: WMBF News)

    Myrtle Beach's mayor and police officials say the third year of the 23-mile traffic loop was a success.

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    Myrtle Beach's mayor and police officials say the third year of the 23-mile traffic loop was a success.

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  • Traffic loop goes into effect during first night of Bikefest

    Traffic loop goes into effect during first night of Bikefest

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:32:01 GMT
    People seemed happier with the traffic on Ocean Boulevard during the first day of Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)People seemed happier with the traffic on Ocean Boulevard during the first day of Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)

    Many bikers, motorists, beachgoers and law enforcement alike agree that the start to the Memorial Day weekend went very smoothly as far as traffic goes.

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    Many bikers, motorists, beachgoers and law enforcement alike agree that the start to the Memorial Day weekend went very smoothly as far as traffic goes.

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  • Bikers have mixed feelings over increased police presence

    Bikers have mixed feelings over increased police presence

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:42:48 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    You've probably already seen a lot of motorcycles out on area roads, and also a bigger police presence. Some bikers said the extra police officers make them feel safe. Others though, say they feel harassed.

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    You've probably already seen a lot of motorcycles out on area roads, and also a bigger police presence. Some bikers said the extra police officers make them feel safe. Others though, say they feel harassed.

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  • NAACP: Traffic loop is '23 miles of shame'

    NAACP: Traffic loop is '23 miles of shame'

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:28:45 GMT
    The NAACP announced Thursday they would keep tabs on any reports of discrimination during Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)The NAACP announced Thursday they would keep tabs on any reports of discrimination during Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)

    As Bikefest arrives in the Grand Strand, the NAACP is again launching operation Bike Week Justice. Members of the organization said its goal is to monitor for any reports of discrimination. 

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    As Bikefest arrives in the Grand Strand, the NAACP is again launching operation Bike Week Justice. Members of the organization said its goal is to monitor for any reports of discrimination. 

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  • Hundreds of law enforcement officers arrive for holiday and Bikefest weekend

    Hundreds of law enforcement officers arrive for holiday and Bikefest weekend

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:32:29 GMT
    Law enforcement agencies from all over the state arrive in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Lisa Gresci)Law enforcement agencies from all over the state arrive in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Lisa Gresci)

    This weekend presents a unique situation for area law enforcement, as two major events come together at the same time.

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    This weekend presents a unique situation for area law enforcement, as two major events come together at the same time.

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  • Grand Strand Medical Center trauma unit notices differences during Bikefest's traffic loop

    Grand Strand Medical Center trauma unit notices differences during Bikefest's traffic loop

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:00:20 GMT
    Grand Strand Medical Center has three trauma resuscitation bays (Source: Amy Lipman)Grand Strand Medical Center has three trauma resuscitation bays (Source: Amy Lipman)

    Grand Strand Medical Center has already staffed up the past three weekends and that will continue through this weekend as Bikefest gets going.

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    Grand Strand Medical Center has already staffed up the past three weekends and that will continue through this weekend as Bikefest gets going.

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  • Bikefest Cultural Festival preparations underway in Atlantic Beach

    Bikefest Cultural Festival preparations underway in Atlantic Beach

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:32:14 GMT
    Crews are working to prepare for the Memorial Day bikefest in Atlantic Beach. (Source: WMBF News)Crews are working to prepare for the Memorial Day bikefest in Atlantic Beach. (Source: WMBF News)

    There is one week until the start of the Atlantic Beach Bikefest and Cultural Festival and crews are busy prepping for the activities scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. 

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    There is one week until the start of the Atlantic Beach Bikefest and Cultural Festival and crews are busy prepping for the activities scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. 

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  • Businesses already responding to Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Loop

    Businesses already responding to Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Loop

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:06:39 GMT

    Crews are getting ready to set up  the traffic loop that takes place for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, and orange and silver barricades can already be seen around town.

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    Crews are getting ready to set up  the traffic loop that takes place for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, and orange and silver barricades can already be seen around town.

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  • Bikefest Task Force meets for final planning session ahead of Bikefest 2017

    Bikefest Task Force meets for final planning session ahead of Bikefest 2017

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-04-12 20:28:03 GMT
    The Bikefest Task Force met Wednesday. (Source: Amy Lipman)The Bikefest Task Force met Wednesday. (Source: Amy Lipman)

    Bikefest 2017 is about a month and a half away and emergency management plans are coming together now for it with only a few small changes this year.

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    Bikefest 2017 is about a month and a half away and emergency management plans are coming together now for it with only a few small changes this year.

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  • Safety officials talk Bikefest, litter crack down, and hurricane preparedness

    Safety officials talk Bikefest, litter crack down, and hurricane preparedness

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-03-14 22:40:55 GMT
    The Memorial Day Bikefest was one of the topics of conversation at Tuesday's Horry County Public Safety Committee meeting. (Source: WMBF News)The Memorial Day Bikefest was one of the topics of conversation at Tuesday's Horry County Public Safety Committee meeting. (Source: WMBF News)

    Horry County officials went over what they’ve learned from the Memorial Day Bikefest and Hurricane Matthew during Tuesday’s public safety committee meeting.

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    Horry County officials went over what they’ve learned from the Memorial Day Bikefest and Hurricane Matthew during Tuesday’s public safety committee meeting.

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  • Bikefest plans to mostly stay same as last year

    Bikefest plans to mostly stay same as last year

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-03-08 23:27:05 GMT
    Plans are expected to remain the same for this year's Bikefest. (Source: Amy LIpman)Plans are expected to remain the same for this year's Bikefest. (Source: Amy LIpman)

    Bikefest 2017 plans are mostly status quo due to the extensive planning following Bikefest 2014, Horry County Emergency Management Director Randy Webster said.

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    Bikefest 2017 plans are mostly status quo due to the extensive planning following Bikefest 2014, Horry County Emergency Management Director Randy Webster said.

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  • Bikefest arrests, warnings issued by Horry County Police down in 2016

    Bikefest arrests, warnings issued by Horry County Police down in 2016

    Wednesday, June 1 2016 6:33 PM EDT2016-06-01 22:33:16 GMT
    (Source: Horry County PD)(Source: Horry County PD)

    The total number of arrests and warnings made by Horry County Police during Bikefest are down in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to statistics released Wednesday by the county. Between May 23 and May 30, 2016, Horry County Police made 25 arrests and issued 26 warnings. This is compared to 39 arrests and 322 warnings in 2015.

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    The total number of arrests and warnings made by Horry County Police during Bikefest are down in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to statistics released Wednesday by the county. Between May 23 and May 30, 2016, Horry County Police made 25 arrests and issued 26 warnings. This is compared to 39 arrests and 322 warnings in 2015.

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  • Myrtle Beach locals stopped from getting home during traffic loop

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 10:46 PM EDT2016-06-01 02:46:56 GMT
    Some locals were frustrated by the Bikefest traffic loop. (Source: Amy Lipman)Some locals were frustrated by the Bikefest traffic loop. (Source: Amy Lipman)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The traffic loop was part of Bikefest for the second year and people living and working in the area said it made them feel trapped.

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The traffic loop was part of Bikefest for the second year and people living and working in the area said it made them feel trapped.

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  • Atlantic Beach sees smaller Bikefest attendance, wants to make next year bigger

    Atlantic Beach sees smaller Bikefest attendance, wants to make next year bigger

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 7:21 PM EDT2016-05-31 23:21:39 GMT
    Atlantic Beach town officials said Bikefest turnout was down this year. (Source: WMBF News)Atlantic Beach town officials said Bikefest turnout was down this year. (Source: WMBF News)

    Atlantic Beach town officials said weekend storms may have been responsible for the lower Bikefest turnout on certain days of the weekend, but they are ready to start planning for 2017.

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    Atlantic Beach town officials said weekend storms may have been responsible for the lower Bikefest turnout on certain days of the weekend, but they are ready to start planning for 2017.

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  • Breaking

    Arrests increase in North Myrtle Beach during Harley Week and Bikefest, compared to 2015

    Arrests increase in North Myrtle Beach during Harley Week and Bikefest, compared to 2015

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 11:56 AM EDT2016-05-31 15:56:13 GMT
    Graphs showing the number of arrests, tickets, warnings, and accidents from 2006 to 2016 for both Harley Week and Bikefet. (Source: NMB)Graphs showing the number of arrests, tickets, warnings, and accidents from 2006 to 2016 for both Harley Week and Bikefet. (Source: NMB)

    The total number of arrests in North Myrtle Beach increased over last year during both Harley Bike Week and Memorial Day Bikefest this year, and more people were arrested during the Harley event than Bikefest weekend, the city reports.

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    The total number of arrests in North Myrtle Beach increased over last year during both Harley Bike Week and Memorial Day Bikefest this year, and more people were arrested during the Harley event than Bikefest weekend, the city reports.

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  • Barricade worker reports being shot at Saturday night

    Barricade worker reports being shot at Saturday night

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 11:10 AM EDT2016-05-31 15:10:34 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Bikefest event worker was reportedly shot at while controlling traffic at the barricades near 17th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive Saturday night.

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    A Bikefest event worker was reportedly shot at while controlling traffic at the barricades near 17th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive Saturday night.

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  • City considers Traffic Loop a success, but areas still need improvement

    City considers Traffic Loop a success, but areas still need improvement

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 10:24 AM EDT2016-05-31 14:24:02 GMT
    The traffic loop is still considered a success. (Source: WMBF News)The traffic loop is still considered a success. (Source: WMBF News)

    A big takeaway from the Memorial Day weekend for public safety officials is there are still areas in need of improvement.  Extra officers poured in to help and the weather lessened some crowds on Ocean Boulevard, but police and festival-goers alike met a few challenges

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    A big takeaway from the Memorial Day weekend for public safety officials is there are still areas in need of improvement.  Extra officers poured in to help and the weather lessened some crowds on Ocean Boulevard, but police and festival-goers alike met a few challenges

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  • Horry Co. reports zero motorcycle-related fatalities over Bikefest weekend

    Horry Co. reports zero motorcycle-related fatalities over Bikefest weekend

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 9:30 AM EDT2016-05-31 13:30:07 GMT
    On Monday, people still filled the streets in Altantic Beach, and many were reflecting on the weekend and agreeing that the roads felt safer. (Source: WMBF News)On Monday, people still filled the streets in Altantic Beach, and many were reflecting on the weekend and agreeing that the roads felt safer. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Horry County Joint Information Center reports zero motorcycle-related fatalities took place over the Bikefest weekend. Knowing just how dangerous riding on two wheels can be, the main goal for every biker here this holiday weekend is to make it home alive.

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    The Horry County Joint Information Center reports zero motorcycle-related fatalities took place over the Bikefest weekend. Knowing just how dangerous riding on two wheels can be, the main goal for every biker here this holiday weekend is to make it home alive.

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  • Some business owners in the Grand Strand take overall loss as Memorial Day Weekend wraps

    Some business owners in the Grand Strand take overall loss as Memorial Day Weekend wraps

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 9:23 AM EDT2016-05-31 13:23:40 GMT
    Businesses frustrated that bikers being stuck in the loop prevented them from spending money. Source: Ruby DurhamBusinesses frustrated that bikers being stuck in the loop prevented them from spending money. Source: Ruby Durham

    Bike week usually means big money for businesses across the Grand Strand but this year things were different. 

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    Bike week usually means big money for businesses across the Grand Strand but this year things were different. 

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  • Businesses cite weather for decrease in sales for Bikefest 2016

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 9:12 AM EDT2016-05-31 13:12:22 GMT
    Rain limiting business on Ocean Boulevard for Bikefest (Source: Amy Lipman)Rain limiting business on Ocean Boulevard for Bikefest (Source: Amy Lipman)

    The tropical weather is not only changing plans for people who are visiting the area for Bikefest, but also for some of those hoping the bikers would be their customers.

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    The tropical weather is not only changing plans for people who are visiting the area for Bikefest, but also for some of those hoping the bikers would be their customers.

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  • Breaking

    Fire at Atlantic Beach club spreads to nearby apartments

    Fire at Atlantic Beach club spreads to nearby apartments

    Sunday, May 29 2016 9:43 PM EDT2016-05-30 01:43:22 GMT
    View of the fire from the 19th floor of a nearby hotel. (Source: Anonymous Facebook user)View of the fire from the 19th floor of a nearby hotel. (Source: Anonymous Facebook user)

    Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at a club in Atlantic Beach Sunday afternoon at the center of Bikefest; the fire spread to apartments next door, and a firefighter was transported for heat exhaustion, officials said.

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    Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at a club in Atlantic Beach Sunday afternoon at the center of Bikefest; the fire spread to apartments next door, and a firefighter was transported for heat exhaustion, officials said.

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  • Bad weather won't keep all Bikefest goers away

    Bad weather won't keep all Bikefest goers away

    Sunday, May 29 2016 9:30 AM EDT2016-05-29 13:30:02 GMT

    “We gotta get ready. Keep it going. Rain don’t stop the show.” said biker, Styron Drakeford. Bikers and families travel from all over the country to visit during this holiday weekend. 

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    “We gotta get ready. Keep it going. Rain don’t stop the show.” said biker, Styron Drakeford. Bikers and families travel from all over the country to visit during this holiday weekend. 

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  • Traffic Loop and police presence change visitors' perspective

    Traffic Loop and police presence change visitors' perspective

    Saturday, May 28 2016 10:03 AM EDT2016-05-28 14:03:01 GMT

    Bikefest is in full throttle and with the thousands of bikers here from all over the country, it means more traffic and safety precautions.

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    Bikefest is in full throttle and with the thousands of bikers here from all over the country, it means more traffic and safety precautions.

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  • Bikers react to Bikefest traffic loop

    Bikers react to Bikefest traffic loop

    Friday, May 27 2016 11:48 PM EDT2016-05-28 03:48:37 GMT
    The traffic loop was in effect at 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Josh Roberson)The traffic loop was in effect at 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Josh Roberson)

    Over the past few years of the Memorial Day weekend Bikfest, extra measures have been taken to control where the bikes can ride.

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    Over the past few years of the Memorial Day weekend Bikfest, extra measures have been taken to control where the bikes can ride.

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  • Rain could change bikers' plans for Bikefest 2016

    Rain could change bikers' plans for Bikefest 2016

    Friday, May 27 2016 7:16 PM EDT2016-05-27 23:16:42 GMT
    Biker said he plans to ride in the rain during Bikefest 2016 (Source: Amy Lipman)Biker said he plans to ride in the rain during Bikefest 2016 (Source: Amy Lipman)

    Wet weather is not exactly what most bikers planned to experience this Bikefest; however, some said they’ll keep riding anyway.

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    Wet weather is not exactly what most bikers planned to experience this Bikefest; however, some said they’ll keep riding anyway.

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  • Horry County Emergency Operations Center issues first Memorial Day weekend update

    Horry County Emergency Operations Center issues first Memorial Day weekend update

    Friday, May 27 2016 6:06 PM EDT2016-05-27 22:06:36 GMT
    A number of bikes are parked outside RedLine Powersports on U.S. 501. (Drew Hansen)A number of bikes are parked outside RedLine Powersports on U.S. 501. (Drew Hansen)

    The Horry County Emergency Operations Center has released its first update for the Memorial Day weekend.

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    The Horry County Emergency Operations Center has released its first update for the Memorial Day weekend.

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  • Bikefest 2016 Live Blog

    Bikefest 2016 Live Blog

    Friday, May 27 2016 4:05 PM EDT2016-05-27 20:05:51 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    WMBF News is again providing a live blog throughout Memorial Day weekend to keep our viewers informed about any major accidents, incidents, and updates regarding Bikefest. Stay tuned to this page for updates throughout the weekend, links to WMBF News reports, and important information on Bikefest. 

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    WMBF News is again providing a live blog throughout Memorial Day weekend to keep our viewers informed about any major accidents, incidents, and updates regarding Bikefest. Stay tuned to this page for updates throughout the weekend, links to WMBF News reports, and important information on Bikefest. 

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  • Bikefest 2016 Slideshow

    Bikefest 2016 Slideshow

    Friday, May 27 2016 3:51 PM EDT2016-05-27 19:51:51 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    View a slideshow of images from Bikefest 2016 and Memorial Day Weekend activity in the slideshow here.

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    View a slideshow of images from Bikefest 2016 and Memorial Day Weekend activity in the slideshow here.

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  • What you need to know about the Traffic Loop and Memorial Day weekend

    What you need to know about the Traffic Loop and Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 27 2016 1:03 PM EDT2016-05-27 17:03:49 GMT
    A map of the 23-mile traffic loop. (Source: City of Myrtle Beach)A map of the 23-mile traffic loop. (Source: City of Myrtle Beach)

    The 23-mile Traffic Management Loop will be in effect beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. The one-way loop will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to control Bikefest traffic moving through the area. Click here to view an interactive map of the traffic loop, which runs southbound along Ocean Boulevard, and northbound along Highway 31.

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    The 23-mile Traffic Management Loop will be in effect beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. The one-way loop will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to control Bikefest traffic moving through the area. Click here to view an interactive map of the traffic loop, which runs southbound along Ocean Boulevard, and northbound along Highway 31.

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  • Over 600 officers from across SC to assist with Memorial Day Weekend

    Over 600 officers from across SC to assist with Memorial Day Weekend

    Friday, May 27 2016 7:47 AM EDT2016-05-27 11:47:30 GMT

    Law Enforcement Agencies from across the state will be patrolling the streets of Myrtle Beach for the next few days. The officers met for a briefing Thursday to go over the cities plans to have a safe Memorial Day Bikefest.  

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    Law Enforcement Agencies from across the state will be patrolling the streets of Myrtle Beach for the next few days. The officers met for a briefing Thursday to go over the cities plans to have a safe Memorial Day Bikefest.  

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  • Atlantic Beach police chief clarifies comments on biker masks

    Atlantic Beach police chief clarifies comments on biker masks

    Thursday, May 26 2016 9:55 PM EDT2016-05-27 01:55:48 GMT
    Law enforcement working this weekend's Bikefest will enforce a state statute that forbids the wearing of biker masks while walking around.(Source: WMBF News)Law enforcement working this weekend's Bikefest will enforce a state statute that forbids the wearing of biker masks while walking around.(Source: WMBF News)

    Law enforcement working this weekend's Bikefest will enforce a state statute that forbids the wearing of biker masks while walking around.

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    Law enforcement working this weekend's Bikefest will enforce a state statute that forbids the wearing of biker masks while walking around.

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  • Mounted license plate readers kick off Memorial Day weekend

    Mounted license plate readers kick off Memorial Day weekend

    Thursday, May 26 2016 4:59 PM EDT2016-05-26 20:59:26 GMT

    Bikefest officially starts Friday, and police are turning to technology to step up security and battle crime. Forty-two license plate readers will be put in place to cover 42 lanes of traffic at eight major gateways, something officials say will help them monitor certain hot spots.

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    Bikefest officially starts Friday, and police are turning to technology to step up security and battle crime. Forty-two license plate readers will be put in place to cover 42 lanes of traffic at eight major gateways, something officials say will help them monitor certain hot spots.

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  • NMB Police implement body cams, 'welcoming team' in time for Bikefest

    NMB Police implement body cams, 'welcoming team' in time for Bikefest

    Thursday, May 26 2016 12:48 PM EDT2016-05-26 16:48:19 GMT
    North Myrtle Beach police are on a 'welcoming team' that mingles with Bikefest visitors, gets to know them a little, hands out welcome brochures, and lets the visitors know police are there if they need them. (Source: WMBF News)North Myrtle Beach police are on a 'welcoming team' that mingles with Bikefest visitors, gets to know them a little, hands out welcome brochures, and lets the visitors know police are there if they need them. (Source: WMBF News)

    This weekend isn't just another Bikefest for North Myrtle Beach police; it's the first year ever where they'll have body-worn cameras. But new police initiatives don’t end there - community policing has become an important part of patrol for North Myrtle Beach, especially during Memorial Day weekend.  The statistics show it really works there.

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    This weekend isn't just another Bikefest for North Myrtle Beach police; it's the first year ever where they'll have body-worn cameras. But new police initiatives don’t end there - community policing has become an important part of patrol for North Myrtle Beach, especially during Memorial Day weekend.  The statistics show it really works there.

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  • NAACP leaders announce a Thursday press conference before Bikefest

    NAACP leaders announce a Thursday press conference before Bikefest

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 8:06 PM EDT2016-05-26 00:06:21 GMT
    The NAACP will hold a press conference Thursday ahead of Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)The NAACP will hold a press conference Thursday ahead of Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)

    NAACP leaders announced they will be holding a press conference on Thursday ahead of the upcoming Bikefest that begins this weekend.

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    NAACP leaders announced they will be holding a press conference on Thursday ahead of the upcoming Bikefest that begins this weekend.

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  • Helpful Bikefest Links

    Helpful Bikefest Links

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 10:31 AM EDT2016-05-25 14:31:44 GMT
    Image of The City of Myrtle Beach's interactive Traffic Loop mapImage of The City of Myrtle Beach's interactive Traffic Loop map

    Below are some helpful links for Bikefest.  Stay tuned for Meredith Helline's live report on WMBF News at 5 and 6 this morning for all your weekend communication between you and law enforcement, if you need it.

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    Below are some helpful links for Bikefest.  Stay tuned for Meredith Helline's live report on WMBF News at 5 and 6 this morning for all your weekend communication between you and law enforcement, if you need it.

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  • Local bikers say Bikefest has changed over the years

    Local bikers say Bikefest has changed over the years

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 8:53 AM EDT2016-05-25 12:53:39 GMT
    Owens and Stephen Sekelsky are locals, friends, and motorcycle enthusiasts who live the biker lifestyle. They took a ride down to Ocean Boulevard, something they don’t plan to do over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WMBF News)Owens and Stephen Sekelsky are locals, friends, and motorcycle enthusiasts who live the biker lifestyle. They took a ride down to Ocean Boulevard, something they don’t plan to do over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WMBF News)

    As the city of Myrtle Beach and the police department, along with other local agencies, prepare for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, local bikers hope visitors will show more respect for the city. “I talk to a lot of bikers for Memorial week, and they’re even mad at the way their week has become,” said Curtis Owens.

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    As the city of Myrtle Beach and the police department, along with other local agencies, prepare for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, local bikers hope visitors will show more respect for the city. “I talk to a lot of bikers for Memorial week, and they’re even mad at the way their week has become,” said Curtis Owens.

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  • Businesses have mixed feelings about Bikefest traffic loop, barricades

    Businesses have mixed feelings about Bikefest traffic loop, barricades

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 3:20 PM EDT2016-05-24 19:20:46 GMT
    One of the managers from Peaches Corner said people consistently came in and out of his restaurant last year.  (Source: WMBF News)One of the managers from Peaches Corner said people consistently came in and out of his restaurant last year.  (Source: WMBF News)

    Some businesses in Myrtle Beach have their routine down for the busy Memorial Day weekend. However, others think the traffic loop will take away from the restaurants' regular foot traffic and repeat customers, and said the loop will make or break business for the weekend. There are a lot of businesses along Ocean Boulevard who think the barricades are a problem, while some say they're not an issue.

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    Some businesses in Myrtle Beach have their routine down for the busy Memorial Day weekend. However, others think the traffic loop will take away from the restaurants' regular foot traffic and repeat customers, and said the loop will make or break business for the weekend. There are a lot of businesses along Ocean Boulevard who think the barricades are a problem, while some say they're not an issue.

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  • Out-of-state agencies, community ambassadors to assist police during Bikefest

    Out-of-state agencies, community ambassadors to assist police during Bikefest

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 11:32 AM EDT2016-05-24 15:32:15 GMT
    It takes a team effort to pull off the operational plan the police department has been working on for months. It includes public works crews setting out all the barricades, which started last week. (Source: WMBF News)It takes a team effort to pull off the operational plan the police department has been working on for months. It includes public works crews setting out all the barricades, which started last week. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department says it is all hands on deck for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest. Nearly every city employee, police officer, and emergency responder is staffed to work through the Memorial Day weekend. It takes a team effort to pull off the operational plan the police department has been working on for months.

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    The Myrtle Beach Police Department says it is all hands on deck for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest. Nearly every city employee, police officer, and emergency responder is staffed to work through the Memorial Day weekend. It takes a team effort to pull off the operational plan the police department has been working on for months.

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  • Carolina biker club wants to unify bike weeks

    Carolina biker club wants to unify bike weeks

    Monday, May 23 2016 7:11 PM EDT2016-05-23 23:11:22 GMT
    Businesses are seeing increased traffic through the first weekend of the spring bike rally. (Source: WMBF News)Businesses are seeing increased traffic through the first weekend of the spring bike rally. (Source: WMBF News)

    One of the oldest biker groups in the area is trying something new for this coming up Bike Week. The Carolina Knight Riders started the Memorial Day Bikefest 35 years ago and say they are now looking to rebrand the event by promoting unity.

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    One of the oldest biker groups in the area is trying something new for this coming up Bike Week. The Carolina Knight Riders started the Memorial Day Bikefest 35 years ago and say they are now looking to rebrand the event by promoting unity.

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  • Hospital prepares for uptick in motorcycle-related injuries

    Hospital prepares for uptick in motorcycle-related injuries

    Monday, May 23 2016 11:39 AM EDT2016-05-23 15:39:28 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    There is an increase in motorcycle-related injuries every May along the Grand Strand. Grand Strand Medical Center is preparing for that increase by coordinating with local agencies and hospital and increasing its staffing levels. 

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    There is an increase in motorcycle-related injuries every May along the Grand Strand. Grand Strand Medical Center is preparing for that increase by coordinating with local agencies and hospital and increasing its staffing levels. 

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  • Ocean Blvd. businesses miss spring rally profit; carry guns for Bikefest

    Ocean Blvd. businesses miss spring rally profit; carry guns for Bikefest

    Monday, May 23 2016 11:24 AM EDT2016-05-23 15:24:49 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Some Grand Strand businesses feel like they're missing out on a big money-making event each year, the Spring Rally.  Businesses along Ocean Blvd. said the helmet law and now the new golf cart ordinance are hurting profit. 

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    Some Grand Strand businesses feel like they're missing out on a big money-making event each year, the Spring Rally.  Businesses along Ocean Blvd. said the helmet law and now the new golf cart ordinance are hurting profit. 

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  • As Harley week wraps up, businesses look ahead to Bikefest

    As Harley week wraps up, businesses look ahead to Bikefest

    Monday, May 23 2016 8:13 AM EDT2016-05-23 12:13:09 GMT

    The weather wasn’t enough to keep bikers away for the annual Spring Bike Rally, or to keep businesses from capitalizing on the crowds. Business owners in Murrells Inlet said they knew Harley week was going to be success, now, they hope Bikefest matches that expectation.

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    The weather wasn’t enough to keep bikers away for the annual Spring Bike Rally, or to keep businesses from capitalizing on the crowds. Business owners in Murrells Inlet said they knew Harley week was going to be success, now, they hope Bikefest matches that expectation.

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  • More Bikefest visitors make Cherry Grove their new destination spot

    More Bikefest visitors make Cherry Grove their new destination spot

    Friday, May 20 2016 7:37 PM EDT2016-05-20 23:37:36 GMT
    Cherry Grove businesses are gearing up for the next bike rally. (Source: WMBF News)Cherry Grove businesses are gearing up for the next bike rally. (Source: WMBF News)

    As one bike rally begins to wind down, businesses in Cherry Grove are starting to focus on another one.

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    As one bike rally begins to wind down, businesses in Cherry Grove are starting to focus on another one.

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  • Local promoter turning Bikefest traffic loop to his advantage

    Local promoter turning Bikefest traffic loop to his advantage

    Thursday, May 19 2016 10:37 PM EDT2016-05-20 02:37:57 GMT
    One Bikefest event promoter is planning to use the traffic loop to his advantage. (Source: WMBF News)One Bikefest event promoter is planning to use the traffic loop to his advantage. (Source: WMBF News)

    A Bikefest event promoter said the traffic loop put a huge dent in his pockets, but he believed this year will be different. 

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    A Bikefest event promoter said the traffic loop put a huge dent in his pockets, but he believed this year will be different. 

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  • 'Bikefest Information' videos target attendees, with message to 'Follow the Law'

    'Bikefest Information' videos target attendees, with message to 'Follow the Law'

    Monday, May 9 2016 3:03 PM EDT2016-05-09 19:03:40 GMT
    Monday, May 9 2016 9:56 PM EDT2016-05-10 01:56:10 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Councilman Mike Chestnut appears in one of the videos. (Source: YouTube)Myrtle Beach Councilman Mike Chestnut appears in one of the videos. (Source: YouTube)

    A series of videos produced by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce targeted at attendees of this year’s Bikefest have a unique message: follow the law. 

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    A series of videos produced by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce targeted at attendees of this year’s Bikefest have a unique message: follow the law. 

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  • Horry County hosts Bikefest meetings one month before event

    Horry County hosts Bikefest meetings one month before event

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 5:28 PM EDT2016-04-26 21:28:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 8:02 PM EDT2016-04-27 00:02:36 GMT
    Emergency responders finalized plans before the Memorial Day weekend Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)Emergency responders finalized plans before the Memorial Day weekend Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Bikefest taskforce met for the last time on Tuesday before the Memorial Day Weekend event.

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    The Bikefest taskforce met for the last time on Tuesday before the Memorial Day Weekend event.

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  • Public safety committee discusses violence, bar closing times, Bikefest

    Public safety committee discusses violence, bar closing times, Bikefest

    Monday, April 11 2016 6:34 PM EDT2016-04-11 22:34:24 GMT
    Monday, April 11 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-04-12 00:52:33 GMT
    Horry County's public safety committee looked at violence in the area at a recent meeting. (Source: WMBF News)Horry County's public safety committee looked at violence in the area at a recent meeting. (Source: WMBF News)

    A new group tasked with addressing crime in Horry County gave details on its purpose and its members during a Monday presentation. 

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    A new group tasked with addressing crime in Horry County gave details on its purpose and its members during a Monday presentation. 

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  • NAACP calls traffic loop discriminatory at Bikefest Task Force meeting

    NAACP calls traffic loop discriminatory at Bikefest Task Force meeting

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 12:19 PM EDT2016-03-16 16:19:05 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 9:30 PM EDT2016-03-17 01:30:07 GMT
    Map of the 23-mile traffic loop in operation on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night of Bikefest. (Source: Horry County Government)Map of the 23-mile traffic loop in operation on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night of Bikefest. (Source: Horry County Government)

    Several new topics were discussed at the latest Bikefest Task Force meeting in Myrtle Beach Wednesday, while one group in attendance cried foul over the traffic loop by suggesting that it is discriminatory.

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    Several new topics were discussed at the latest Bikefest Task Force meeting in Myrtle Beach Wednesday, while one group in attendance cried foul over the traffic loop by suggesting that it is discriminatory.

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  • Atlantic Beach police propose changes for Bikefest 2016

    Atlantic Beach police propose changes for Bikefest 2016

    Thursday, March 10 2016 6:08 PM EST2016-03-10 23:08:44 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 6:41 PM EST2016-03-10 23:41:30 GMT
    Local law enforcement are getting set for the 2016 Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)Local law enforcement are getting set for the 2016 Bikefest. (Source: WMBF News)

    Bikefest is only a couple months away and Atlantic Beach officials are getting ready. 

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    Bikefest is only a couple months away and Atlantic Beach officials are getting ready.

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  • MBPD finalizing operations plan for Memorial Day weekend

    MBPD finalizing operations plan for Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, February 26 2016 12:52 PM EST2016-02-26 17:52:14 GMT
    Friday, February 26 2016 3:10 PM EST2016-02-26 20:10:15 GMT
    Myrtle Beach police finalizing Memorial Day weekend plans. (Source: WMBF News)Myrtle Beach police finalizing Memorial Day weekend plans. (Source: WMBF News)

    As Memorial Day weekend creeps closer, the City of Myrtle beach is finalizing its operations plan to handle the crowds and keep out violence.

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    As Memorial Day weekend creeps closer, the City of Myrtle beach is finalizing its operations plan to handle the crowds and keep out violence.

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  • Human trafficking a problem during Bikefest, study suggests

    Human trafficking a problem during Bikefest, study suggests

    Monday, February 22 2016 9:08 AM EST2016-02-22 14:08:08 GMT
    Monday, February 22 2016 9:08 AM EST2016-02-22 14:08:08 GMT
    The study reports during Bikefest 2013, 150 ads offering sexual services were posted in the Myrtle Beach area.  During the same time of year in 2014, 107 ads were posted, and in 2015: 105 ads. (Source: WMBF News)The study reports during Bikefest 2013, 150 ads offering sexual services were posted in the Myrtle Beach area.  During the same time of year in 2014, 107 ads were posted, and in 2015: 105 ads. (Source: WMBF News)
    Would you be able to identify human trafficking if you saw it?  Apparently human trafficking is happening here and a new study claims Myrtle Beach is a hot spot for the crime during Bikefest.  Carnegie Melon University’s Auton Lab published the study Wednesday.  Researchers examined patterns in 32 million different ads since 2011 that specifically offered female escorts and related services. More >>

    Would you be able to identify human trafficking if you saw it?  Apparently human trafficking is happening here and a new study claims Myrtle Beach is a hot spot for the crime during Bikefest.  Carnegie Melon University’s Auton Lab published the study Wednesday.  Researchers examined patterns in 32 million different ads since 2011 that specifically offered female escorts and related services.

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  • City of MB releases 23-mile traffic loop Bikefest map

    City of MB releases 23-mile traffic loop Bikefest map

    Saturday, February 20 2016 3:10 PM EST2016-02-20 20:10:17 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 4:38 PM EST2016-02-20 21:38:59 GMT
    (Source: City of Myrtle Beach)(Source: City of Myrtle Beach)

    The City of Myrtle Beach released a new map showing the 23-mile traffic loop for the Memorial Day weekend, along with information about pedestrian and vehicular safety measures.   Seewww.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/bikefest.html for the map and other details.  This year’s plans are largely the same as last year’s, with one-way traffic on Ocean Boulevard and other precautions for visitor safety. 

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    The City of Myrtle Beach released a new map showing the 23-mile traffic loop for the Memorial Day weekend, along with information about pedestrian and vehicular safety measures.   Seewww.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/bikefest.html for the map and other details.  This year’s plans are largely the same as last year’s, with one-way traffic on Ocean Boulevard and other precautions for visitor safety. 

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  • MBPD meets with businesses to explain Bikefest plans

    Friday, February 5 2016 4:47 PM EST2016-02-05 21:47:39 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 7:41 PM EST2016-02-06 00:41:26 GMT

    Bikefest is still three months away, but the Myrtle Beach Police Department is meeting with business owners this month to ensure everyone starts planning for Bikefest as early as possible. 

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    Bikefest is still three months away, but the Myrtle Beach Police Department is meeting with business owners this month to ensure everyone starts planning for Bikefest as early as possible. 

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  • Breaking

    Suspect in Bikefest 2014 shooting extradited to Myrtle Beach

    Suspect in Bikefest 2014 shooting extradited to Myrtle Beach

    Friday, January 22 2016 10:47 AM EST2016-01-22 15:47:11 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 10:47 AM EST2016-01-22 15:47:11 GMT
    Cornelius Ray Woods. Source: JRLDCCornelius Ray Woods. Source: JRLDC
    A man wanted for a shooting at a Myrtle Beach motel during Bikefest in 2014 was extradited to Myrtle Beach from North Carolina on Thursday and served warrants for attempted murder on Friday, Myrtle Beach Police confirm. Cornelius Ray Woods, 41, of High Point, NC, was identified in 2014 as the shooter in the Fountainbleau shooting that happened over Memorial Day weekend, and warrants were issued. More >>

    A man wanted for a shooting at a Myrtle Beach motel during Bikefest in 2014 was extradited to Myrtle Beach from North Carolina on Thursday and served warrants for attempted murder on Friday, Myrtle Beach Police confirm. Cornelius Ray Woods, 41, of High Point, NC, was identified in 2014 as the shooter in the Fountainbleau shooting that happened over Memorial Day weekend, and warrants were issued.

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  • Bikefest Task Force meets for first time to talk Bikefest 2016

    Thursday, January 14 2016 5:45 PM EST2016-01-14 22:45:37 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 8:44 PM EST2016-01-15 01:44:44 GMT

    Preparations are starting for Bikefest 2016, but the Bikefest Task Force doesn’t have as much to do in the coming months due to the major changes that were made last year. 

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    Preparations are starting for Bikefest 2016, but the Bikefest Task Force doesn’t have as much to do in the coming months due to the major changes that were made last year. 

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  • Consider This: Bikefest has improved, but your feedback is still valuable

    Consider This: Bikefest has improved, but your feedback is still valuable

    Thursday, January 7 2016 4:34 PM EST2016-01-07 21:34:12 GMT
    Thursday, January 7 2016 4:34 PM EST2016-01-07 21:34:12 GMT
    The Bikefest Task force released its report on the 2015 event focusing on how the new safety and security measures worked. The plan included a 23 mile traffic loop that was controversial at the time it was announced.  However, it seemed to work.  Violent crime was down and law enforcement had much better control of the crowds.  More >>

    The Bikefest Task force released its report on the 2015 event focusing on how the new safety and security measures worked. The plan included a 23 mile traffic loop that was controversial at the time it was announced.  However, it seemed to work.  Violent crime was down and law enforcement had much better control of the crowds. 

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  • 23-mile traffic loop set to return to Bikefest 2016

    23-mile traffic loop set to return to Bikefest 2016

    Thursday, December 17 2015 9:50 AM EST2015-12-17 14:50:54 GMT
    Thursday, December 17 2015 9:50 AM EST2015-12-17 14:50:54 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The 23-mile traffic loop enforced during Memorial Day weekend will be back up and running next year. According to Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police Department, the main goal of the task force was to create a safer environment for the attendees, the citizens of Horry County, and also the public service personnel that come in to assist with Bikefest. “That’s going to be our goals again for this year,” said Crosby. “We felt t...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The 23-mile traffic loop enforced during Memorial Day weekend will be back up and running next year. According to Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police Department, the main goal of the task force was to create a safer environment for the attendees, the citizens of Horry County, and also the public service personnel that come in to assist with Bikefest. “That’s going to be our goals again for this year,” said Crosby. “We felt t...More >>
  • Man says video of woman's racist rant saved him from arrest

    Man says video of woman's racist rant saved him from arrest

    Thursday, June 4 2015 3:03 AM EDT2015-06-04 07:03:33 GMT
    Thursday, June 4 2015 11:30 AM EDT2015-06-04 15:30:26 GMT
    Screenshot of the video posted by DantzlerScreenshot of the video posted by Dantzler
    For the first time, two weeks after Bikefest, a Wisconsin man is sharing why he decided to share an alarming video, showing a woman yelling, ranting, and using racial slurs, particularly the “n-word,” before she spits in his face and then allegedly attacks him.More >>
    For the first time, two weeks after Bikefest, a Wisconsin man is sharing why he decided to share an alarming video, showing a woman yelling, ranting, and using racial slurs, particularly the “n-word,” before she spits in his face and then allegedly attacks him.More >>
  • Virginia man dies days after motorcycle crash in North Myrtle Beach

    Virginia man dies days after motorcycle crash in North Myrtle Beach

    Friday, May 22 2015 9:46 AM EDT2015-05-22 13:46:57 GMT
    Wednesday, June 3 2015 10:49 AM EDT2015-06-03 14:49:35 GMT
     A Virginia man died days after a motorcycle crash on May 21.More >>
     A Virginia man died days after a motorcycle crash on May 21.More >>
  • Coroner identifies 2nd motorcyclist involved in 4-vehicle collision during Bikefest

    Coroner identifies 2nd motorcyclist involved in 4-vehicle collision during Bikefest

    Monday, June 1 2015 8:58 AM EDT2015-06-01 12:58:47 GMT
    Monday, June 1 2015 9:32 AM EDT2015-06-01 13:32:47 GMT
    Photo from the scene of the accident. (Source: Dustin Ivy.)Photo from the scene of the accident. (Source: Dustin Ivy.)
    A second person has died from injuries sustained in a collision involving three motorcycles and an SUV on Friday, May 22, during the Memorial Day Bikefest.The motorcyclist died at Grand Strand Medical Center on Sunday, May 31, over a week after the accident occurred at about 8:53 p.m. on Highway 17 at Kings Road, near the Myrtle Beach Mall, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Hannah Wimberly.More >>
    A second person has died from injuries sustained in a collision involving three motorcycles and an SUV on Friday, May 22, during the Memorial Day Bikefest.The motorcyclist died at Grand Strand Medical Center on Sunday, May 31, over a week after the accident occurred at about 8:53 p.m. on Highway 17 at Kings Road, near the Myrtle Beach Mall, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Hannah Wimberly.More >>
  • Atlantic Beach Police Chief talks about success of Bikefest

    Atlantic Beach Police Chief talks about success of Bikefest

    Friday, May 29 2015 12:06 AM EDT2015-05-29 04:06:01 GMT
    Friday, May 29 2015 7:23 AM EDT2015-05-29 11:23:45 GMT
    The Atlantic Beach Police Chief is this year's Bikefest a success. Chief Tim Taylor said all of the plans he set in place to make Bikefest safer were successful this year. He said the officers wereMore >>
    The Atlantic Beach Police Chief said this year's Bikefest was a success. Chief Tim Taylor said all of the plans he set in place to make Bikefest safer were successful this year. He said the officers were able to manage the larger crowd, the police presence was strong, and everyone there was respectful, from the visitors to the officers. In all, for his first year as chief, Taylor said he was pleased with the event. 
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  • NAACP representatives talk Bikefest 2015

    NAACP representatives talk Bikefest 2015

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 5:47 PM EDT2015-05-27 21:47:31 GMT
    Wednesday, May 27 2015 6:07 PM EDT2015-05-27 22:07:17 GMT
    The barriers from this past memorial day weekend may be ready to be put away, but the discussion about their purpose is far from over. More >>
    The barriers from this past memorial day weekend may be ready to be put away, but the discussion about their purpose is far from over. More >>
  • Police report statistics for bike rally events past, present

    Police report statistics for bike rally events past, present

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 11:38 PM EDT2015-05-27 03:38:45 GMT
    Wednesday, May 27 2015 9:58 AM EDT2015-05-27 13:58:59 GMT
    Police reports compiled across the county outline the constant calls emergency responders answered to over the Memorial Day Weekend and the Harley Davidson Rally.More >>
    Police reports compiled across the county outline the constant calls emergency responders answered to over the Memorial Day Weekend and the Harley Davidson Rally.More >>
  • City leaders respond to public feedback after Bikefest

    City leaders respond to public feedback after Bikefest

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 2:30 AM EDT2015-05-27 06:30:13 GMT
    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:19 AM EDT2015-05-27 11:19:59 GMT
    Dozens stood before the city council Tuesday afternoon to speak about this year's Bikefest.  Mayor John Rhodes admits he didn't know what the city council was in for Tuesday afternoon. All they knew was that people were going to speak about Bikefest, and some speakers used the chance to apologize for what they said last year.More >>
    Dozens stood before the city council Tuesday afternoon to speak about this year's Bikefest.  Mayor John Rhodes admits he didn't know what the city council was in for Tuesday afternoon. All they knew was that people were going to speak about Bikefest, and some speakers used the chance to apologize for what they said last year.
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  • Horry County sees slightly fewer 911 calls during Bikefest 2015

    Horry County sees slightly fewer 911 calls during Bikefest 2015

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-05-26 20:41:35 GMT
    Tuesday, May 26 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-05-26 20:41:35 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News
    The total number of 911 calls made to Horry County emergency services during Memorial Day Bikefest dipped slightly in 2015, but the number of warnings given out by police rose significantly.More >>
    The total number of 911 calls made to Horry County emergency services during Memorial Day Bikefest dipped slightly in 2015, but the number of warnings given out by police rose significantly.More >>
  • Bikefest arrests, accidents drop in 2015 in North Myrtle Beach

    Bikefest arrests, accidents drop in 2015 in North Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 11:53 AM EDT2015-05-26 15:53:43 GMT
    Tuesday, May 26 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-05-26 16:00:35 GMT
    Photo taken from the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in North Myrtle Beach.Photo taken from the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in North Myrtle Beach.
    Arrests, tickets, warnings, and accidents were significantly down over Memorial Day Weekend in North Myrtle Beach this year, compared to the same period in 2014.Preliminary statistics show that there were only 47 arrests in North Myrtle Beach over Memorial Day Weekend 2015, which ran from May 21 to 25, compared to 105 arrests in 2014.More >>
    Arrests, tickets, warnings, and accidents were significantly down over Memorial Day Weekend in North Myrtle Beach this year, compared to the same period in 2014.Preliminary statistics show that there were only 47 arrests in North Myrtle Beach over Memorial Day Weekend 2015, which ran from May 21 to 25, compared to 105 arrests in 2014.More >>
  • Crews clean up as officials set up for upcoming events in Grand Strand

    Crews clean up as officials set up for upcoming events in Grand Strand

    Monday, May 25 2015 9:46 PM EDT2015-05-26 01:46:32 GMT
    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:32 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:32:09 GMT

    As city crews are taking down barricades and disassembling the traffic loop, Myrtle Beach officials will be planning, and setting up for upcoming events like the Carolina Country Music Festival.

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    As city crews are taking down barricades and disassembling the traffic loop, Myrtle Beach officials will be planning, and setting up for upcoming events like the Carolina Country Music Festival.

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  • Some on the boulevard believe safety measures hurt Bikefest business

    Some on the boulevard believe safety measures hurt Bikefest business

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 2:25 AM EDT2015-05-26 06:25:31 GMT
    Tuesday, May 26 2015 7:55 AM EDT2015-05-26 11:55:10 GMT
     As the holiday weekend winds down, local businesses check out their numbers. For some, this weekend lined right up with numbers from last year, and others took a huge blow.More >>
     As the holiday weekend winds down, local businesses check out their numbers. For some, this weekend lined right up with numbers from last year, and others took a huge blow.More >>
  • Cherry Grove businesses say sales were up thanks to Bikefest

    Cherry Grove businesses say sales were up thanks to Bikefest

    Monday, May 25 2015 11:47 PM EDT2015-05-26 03:47:32 GMT
    Tuesday, May 26 2015 7:23 AM EDT2015-05-26 11:23:08 GMT
    Lots of Bikefest bikers were camping out in Cherry Grove this Memorial Day Weekend. Residents and even the businesses in the area say bikers are more than welcome to come back after they experienced a weekend of good sales and no problems. More >>
    Lots of Bikefest bikers were camping out in Cherry Grove this Memorial Day Weekend. Residents and even the businesses in the area say bikers are more than welcome to come back after they experienced a weekend of good sales and no problems. More >>
  • MBPD: Bikefest operational plan contributes to decreased violence

    MBPD: Bikefest operational plan contributes to decreased violence

    Monday, May 25 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-05-25 21:54:49 GMT
    Monday, May 25 2015 7:35 PM EDT2015-05-25 23:35:53 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is calling the traffic loop, pedestrian barricades and Bikefest overall a success this year due to the direct decrease in violent crime.More >>
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is calling the traffic loop, pedestrian barricades and Bikefest overall a success this year due to the direct decrease in violent crime.More >>
  • Kind gesture warms hearts of Horry County deputies

    Kind gesture warms hearts of Horry County deputies

    Friday, May 22 2015 8:11 PM EDT2015-05-23 00:11:15 GMT
    Friday, May 22 2015 8:14 PM EDT2015-05-23 00:14:01 GMT
    Horry County Sheriff's OfficeHorry County Sheriff's Office
    Many first responders have prepared to be extra busy this Memorial Day weekend. One anonymous gesture warmed the hearts of the Horry County Sheriff's Office Friday when someone bought lunch for the deputies.More >>
    Many first responders have prepared to be extra busy this Memorial Day weekend. One anonymous gesture warmed the hearts of the Horry County Sheriff's Office Friday when someone bought lunch for the deputies.More >>
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