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Belk hosting job fair in Myrtle Beach

Belk is getting a head start on the holiday season by hosting a job fair this weekend.

Microbrewery coming to Myrtle Beach’s arts and innovation district

  S.C. coastal cities see strong employment growth over last year, experts say

  ‘Just keep the integrity of it:’ Some concerned over new strip mall coming to Carolina Forest

  Target offering trick-or-treating, new ‘PAW Patrol’ to kids this Halloween season

  New Turtle Market coming to Surfside Beach

  Former Gander Mountain location set to reopen as Planet Fitness

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Big Air Trampoline set to open location in Myrtle Beach

  Deal Diva: Streaming NFL games without cable

  Deal Diva: Shopping discounts apps you can use

Airlines set to resume scheduled flights at MYR Friday

Tommy Bahama at The Market Common to close its doors for good

  Deal Diva: Making sure your college student is insured

Automotive manufacturer bringing 115 jobs, $2.5 million investment to Horry County

An automotive parts manufacturer announced plans to establish operations in Horry County.

Family-friendly brewery featuring fire pits, hammocks coming to Barefoot Landing

A Delaware-based, pet-friendly brewery will soon open a location at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

  Myrtle Beach eyeing surf park, amphitheater in 2021

The city of Myrtle Beach is one step closer to bringing a surf park to the community.

  Florence County leaders move forward on projects to bring jobs to the area

Florence County council members moved forward on two projects during Thursday’s meeting that are expected to bring hundreds of jobs combined to the area.

Louisiana-based sports bar to open restaurant in Myrtle Beach area

  Francis Marion University creates spaces to help small businesses in Florence County

  Deal Diva: Back-to-school tech deals

  Myrtle Beach Planning Commission discusses new Arts and Innovation District

  First-of-its-kind firearms, tactical store opens in Myrtle Beach

Travelers could soon enjoy Starbucks, new bar at Myrtle Beach airport

  Deal Diva: Murrells Inlet bridal shop offers discounted designer gowns part of national sale event

Grand Strand bridal shop wants to help brides find the perfect dress no matter budget by participating in the National Bridal Sale Event.

  Experts say retailers need to keep up with trends as shopping habits change

Today is Amazon Prime Day, with online shoppers flooding the internet for the next two days scoring deals on hot products.

  Local store owners drive business at Inlet Square Mall through an indoor market

Retailers across the nation have announced more store closures in 2019 than ever before.

‘Miscarriage of justice’: Horry County files new motion in ongoing hospitality tax battle

Horry County filed a new motion Friday in an effort to keep collecting hospitality fees from municipalities.

Reports: Charming Charlie closing all 261 stores after filing bankruptcy

According to Fortune, Charming Charlie plans to close all 261 stores by Aug. 31 after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  This is Carolina: Mother-daughter duo scooping homemade success

A mother-daughter duo who loved to vacation in the Grand Strand decided to give up what they had in Maryland, pack up and move for a dream.

  Lowes Foods store near Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach set to close

A Myrtle Beach-based Lowes Foods store will close early next month.

  New upscale hotel proposed for downtown Georgetown

For several months, Georgetown city leaders have been working with developers to build a 70-room upscale hotel on Front Street.

  Deal Diva: Amazon deals before Amazon Prime Days

There are a few hidden features that will help you save right now and long after Prime Days are gone.

  ’Old-fashioned’ Soccer Locker closing its doors after 25 years in the Grand Strand

As players grow older and times change, one thing remained constant over 25 years in Myrtle Beach; consistent customer service at the Soccer Locker.

  The Market Common facing ‘exponential growth’

The Market Common area in Myrtle Beach has been around for a little over a decade now and many have noticed the growth in the area.

  WMBF Investigates: Customers claim car breaks down between the car lot and their home

The business they bought the car from, Ocean Auto, has numerous court cases detailing similar experiences from past customers.

  ‘We’re growing exponentially:’ S.C. hemp industry booming; local farmer says it’s just the beginning

In just its second year growing hemp, South Carolina is projecting a 1,200 percent increase in acres of what many are hailing as "the next big cash crop."

Get a free ice cream cone at Dairy Queen on Friday, June 21

You can get a regular or dipped cone at no cost along with any purchase on June 21.

  Deal Diva: Goodwill opens a new boutique that offers designer fashion at affordable prices

A new boutique is filled with the name brands you love at a price you can’t beat.

Manufacturing facility to bring over 100 jobs, $12M investment to area north of Marlboro County

An area just north of Marlboro County will be getting a new manufacturing facility that will create over 100 new jobs.

  Deal Diva: ‘Cool’ budget-friendly gifts ideas for Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, and if you need help with gift ideas, Deal Diva Christel Bell goes shopping for deals at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Myrtle Beach to find gifts for dad for under $50.

  Deal Diva: What to buy during the month of June

June is here and there’s some hot deals this month. Expect big savings for new graduates and fathers, but that’s not all.

  Deal Diva: How retailers get you to spend more

How stores and retailers get customers to spend and buy more.

Construction begins on new restaurant coming to former Thee Dollhouse site

Construction has begun on a new restaurant coming to the site of the former Thee Dollhouse location along Restaurant Row.

  New business in Marlboro County looking to put 250 people back to work

A new business in Marlboro County is looking to put hundreds of people back to work.

  Deal Diva: Loan forgiveness programs

As many students prepare to graduate college, they will face the grim reality of student loan debt.

  Deal Diva: Are luggage shipping companies worth it?

Rising baggage fees makes traveling the friendly skies anything but; the cost of multiple bags can add up to hundreds of dollars.

  ‘The primary purpose is to protect:’ Myrtle Beach International Airport looks to purchase former Midway Par 3 golf course

Officials with the Myrtle Beach International Airport have been working to purchase extra land near its runways. One of those properties is the Midway Par 3 golf course, which has sat vacant since 2017.

  Deal Diva: Costs are virtually non-existent for spring cleaning your mattress

Thousands of unwanted guests could be lurking in your mattress, so it doesn’t hurt to spring clean it.

British energy company to operate facility in Robeson County, bring 50 jobs

A United Kingdom-based forestry management company will bring a facility and jobs to Robeson County.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

SNAP recipients could order groceries online from Walmart, Amazon

Shoppers who are on food stamps might be able to order their groceries online.

  Deal Diva: Study says Monday is best day to buy gas

Gas prices are expected to rise through Memorial Day, but knowing the best day of the week to fill up could help ease the pain at the pump.

Duck Donuts set to open Myrtle Beach location this summer

Duck Donuts, a chain specializing in made-to-order doughnuts, is set to open a location in Myrtle Beach.

  Total Wine location officially opens in Myrtle Beach

They call themselves “America's Wine Superstore” and now there's one open in Myrtle Beach.

  Deal Diva: Conway woman offers classes to help families save on grocery bills

With grocery prices steadily going up, every penny counts and any idea to save helps.

Surfside Beach, Georgetown Walmart stores scheduled for remodel in 2019

Walmart is expected to spend an estimated $45 million on store improvements and innovations for South Carolina locations in 2019.

  Perdue Farms completes expansion; will create 100 new jobs in Pee Dee

The economic growth in Dillon County is flourishing, this time with an expansion of a major company.

  New student-led organization at CCU hopes to open doors to the emerging cannabis industry

A group of Coastal Carolina University students introduced a new organization on campus helping graduates find jobs in the booming legal cannabis industry.

  Deal Diva: Great deals for ‘A’ students

Report cards are coming out soon and there are plenty of opportunities for parents to reward students who have worked really hard.

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Doors close for good for another Coastal Grand Mall store

According to a March 18 Facebook post, Jungle Fun arcade is no longer in business after many years at Coastal Grand.

  New restaurants coming this summer to Broadway at the Beach; ‘The Simpsons in 4D’ opens

A number of new restaurants and attractions are opening at Broadway at the Beach for 2019.

  Property owner considering new hotel near Cherry Grove Pier

The owner of one property in North Myrtle Beach is looking to bring a brand-name hotel to the oceanfront.

Denny’s location near Surfside Beach closes its doors

The Denny's restaurant in the Surfside Beach area has closed its doors.

  Deal Diva: What to know about prom dress alterations

It’s an exciting time of year for many high school girls as they shop for the perfect prom dress.

  Construction underway on million dollar Florence farmers market, commercial kitchen

People in Florence will soon have more access to fresh, locally grown food.

Victoria’s Secret store closes for good at Myrtle Beach Mall

Another Victoria’s Secret location along the Grand Strand has closed its doors.

  Dozens attend diversity, inclusion summit in Florence

Developing a diverse and inclusive workplace and helping women succeed were among the topics discussed during the summit.

  Wicked Tuna to open second restaurant in heart of Myrtle Beach

The owners of Wicked Tuna, a popular seafood restaurant along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, will be opening a second location in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

  LuLu’s in North Myrtle Beach opens new ropes course, arcade

Those heading to Lucy Buffet’s LuLu’s in North Myrtle Beach can now work up an appetite before sitting down for a meal.

  Nearly 300 jobs could be coming to Dillon County

Economic development in Dillon County continues to skyrocket since the opening of the Dillon Inland Port last April.

  Florence board to consider new seafood restaurant, rooftop bar for downtown

At its meeting on Wednesday, the city of Florence's design review board is expected to consider the approval of a new seafood restaurant along North Dargan Street.

  Surfside Beach’s BBQ Festival makes big impact on economy, community

The annual BBQ Festival in Surfside Beach goes far beyond delicious food and full bellies.

  Food containing CBD oil is illegal, says FDA, SC Dept. of Agriculture

Several CBD and vape shops along the Grand Strand and throughout the state may have to take some products off their shelves.

SWEET TREATS: Alcohol-infused ice cream, donuts coming to IT’SUGAR on Broadway at the Beach

Myrtle Beach residents and visitors are in for sweet treat.

Myrtle Beach ranked top 10 places to buy secondary home

Looking for a home away from home? The Myrtle Beach area may be the best place for you to look.

  Deal Diva: Simple steps to maintain car key fob technology to make it last longer

Millions of drivers use a key fob to lock and unlock your car. It’s a great feature to have, but keyless entry is only a convenience if you maintain the technology.

Frontier Communications expanding, hiring 70 new workers in Myrtle Beach

Frontier Communications, a telecommunications company, announced it is expanding its operations in Myrtle Beach.

Dozens of Food Lions in Grand Strand, Pee Dee to be remodeled

Your Food Lion could be getting a makeover soon.

  City of Conway drafting comprehensive plan for 2035

The city is drafting its Comprehensive Plan that will guide future growth and development

Horry County manufacturer plans to expand, hire more employees

A premier designer and manufacturer announced Wednesday it will expand its operations in Horry County.