‘Take what you need’: Community fridge project adds new location in Conway for those in need

Mayor, councilmembers proclaim Surfside Beach as ‘autism friendly vacation destination’

  Exciting things are happening with Faith Outreach Ministries

  Learning all about the great things the South Strand Lions Club does in the community

  House of Hope Tiny Home Village in Pee Dee taking shape; more work to be done

  Veterans excited about new, state-of-the-art VA clinic opening next week in Myrtle Beach

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  This is Carolina: After-school ‘field trip’ garden helps keep thousands fed

VA seeking foster home caregivers for veterans in the Grand Strand

‘Cycle for 374’: Cycling group holding event in honor of fallen Myrtle Beach officer

  FIRST ALERT: Colorado State issues 2021 hurricane season forecast

  Portion of Florence County road could soon be named after fallen police officer

  North Myrtle Beach race designated as remembrance for runner Corey Morrison

  Golf’s Most Popular Amateur Event Expected to Attract 3,000 Players

The 38th annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will begin accepting entries April 7.

  Summer concert series returning to North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is preparing for a return of its free Music on Main and Sounds of Summer concert series.

  ‘Tremendous support’: Horry County Animal Care Center to be renamed after fallen officer

Horry County Council voted in favor Tuesday night of a resolution to rename the Horry County Animal Care Center after Melton ‘Fox’ Gore.

Grand Strand teenager battling leukemia receives ‘Make-A-Wish’ acceptance letter

It has been a tough few months for a Grand Strand teenager, but one national organization hopes to bring some joy to her life.

  Explorin’ With Loren: Conway a mixture of rich history, modern shops

  Ribbon cutting held for new mural along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

  CCU’s ‘Teal Turf’ to be installed in ‘Teal Alley’ in Conway; ribbon cutting set for May

  Horry County leaders to consider naming animal shelter after fallen police officer

Environmental organization gathering volunteers to help Keep Florence Beautiful

  Myrtle Beach Sports Center now officially renamed for former mayor John Rhodes

  Church expanding beyond the four walls for Easter services

Many churches are planning for how they’re celebrating Easter this weekend.

  This is Carolina: Restaurant gives new life to wood from old Surfside Beach Pier

Wood from the Surfside Beach Pier is finding a new purpose at one local restaurant.

  Murrells Inlet Food Bank expands service area because of food abundance

The Murrells Inlet Food Bank has had to expand due to an abundance of food.

  Family, community say final goodbyes to former Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes

Family and friends gathered to say their final goodbyes to the former mayor of Myrtle Beach.

  Downtown renovation efforts unveil pieces of buried Myrtle Beach history

A construction crew started power washing the façade at some downtown businesses and uncovered part of downtown’s past.

  Explorin’ With Loren: Murrells Inlet known as SC’s ‘seafood capital’

Murrells Inlet is an area known to be the seafood capital of South Carolina and has an interesting motto that some folks believe no longer fits the bill.

  Longs pastor teams up with health center to vaccinate those in underserved communities

A team effort by a local church and a community health center is helping to get more people vaccinated in underserved communities.

Horry Electric assists baby owl that fell from its nest

Linemen with Horry Electric Cooperative responded to a unique call on Sunday morning.

  ‘Let your kid smile’: Murrells Inlet business providing thousands of free Easter baskets to families

For the second straight year, a Murrells Inlet business is helping to make Easter a bit brighter for thousands of families in Horry and Georgetown counties, by providing them with free Easter baskets.

Lowe’s giving away garden-to-go kits on Thursdays starting April 8

The month-long celebration will feature free, curbside family project kits and project inspiration.

  This is Carolina: Grand Strand surgeon raises money, shaves head for cancer research

He's raised over $15,000 and counting for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

  Organizers announce new name and new logo for the 2021 SC Pecan Festival

The South Carolina Pecan Festival is set to return in November, but with some changes.

  Explorin’ With Loren: Surfside Beach offers family-friendly, autism-friendly opportunities

We explored Surfside Beach, a town known for being family-friendly and the first autism-friendly travel destination in the world.

  Donations being accepted to aid Horry County officer injured in vehicle crash

Donations are being accepted to help a Horry County police officer who was seriously injured in an on-duty crash earlier this month.

  City of Florence breaks ground on $16 million multipurpose sports complex

Leaders marked the beginning of a new era on Monday for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department.

LIST: Easter activities happening across Grand Strand, Pee Dee

A number of Easter activities are taking place over the next two weekends.

  Surfside Beach church collecting truckloads of donations for Help 4 Kids

For many people, Lent is a time to give something up. But for Surfside United Methodist Church, they’re using this season as a time to give.

New picnic shelters ready for use at Myrtle Beach’s Warbird Park

Three new picnic shelters are ready for use at Warbird Park in Myrtle Beach.

  Tidelands Health physician among top of St. Baldrick’s fundraisers, shaves head for cancer research

According to the foundation, more children in the U.S. die from cancer every year than any other disease.

  Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce announces partnership to provide mentorship to small business owners

The chamber and Grand Strand SCORE made their partnership official with a ribbon-cutting on Friday.

  Revamp of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel reaches halfway point

Staff at SkyWheel Myrtle Beach said they have reached the halfway point of their 10th anniversary project.

  Run to the Sun car show returns after 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19

Day one was cut short due to the threat for severe weather.

‘Navy was a pioneer canine’: HCFR announces death of retired arson dog

Horry County Fire Rescue has lost a beloved member of its firefighting family.

  Community for people with autism, learning disabilities opens first home in Conway

Five men are the first to move into the newly built Oak Tree Farm transition house. It’s a part of the overall housing development for people with autism and other learning disabilities to live on their own.

  ‘Celebrate and connect’: Excitement builds as ArtFields 2021 returns to Lake City

ArtFields is making a comeback in 2021 after last year’s event was held virtually due to the pandemic.

  Explorin’ With Loren: Little River famous for golf courses, fresh seafood, distillery

We visited Little River this week, an area known for fishing, beautiful golf courses and seafood.

Community skate park reopens in Florence following major renovation

Skaters are back to enjoying their park in Florence after it received some major upgrades.

Blood drive to be held in honor of former Myrtle Beach mayor John Rhodes

The family of former Myrtle Beach major John Rhodes is hosting a blood drive in his honor.

  Run to the Sun car show returns to Myrtle Beach this week

The Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show returns to Myrtle Beach this week after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Conway Free Fridge gets to stay, city says

The appliance holds donated items for those in need in a “take what you need, leave what you can” fashion.

Myrtle Beach celebrates its 83rd birthday

The city of Myrtle Beach is celebrating its 83rd birthday on Friday.

  Marlboro County High School boys basketball celebrates state championship with victory parade

The Bulldogs celebrated in the streets of Bennettsville following last week’s AAA state championship victory.

  NFL star Darius Leonard starts foundation to give back to his home town of Lake View

Indianapolis Colts linebacker and Lake View native Darius Leonard officially announced the start of the Maniac Foundation.

  Explorin’ With Loren: Up-and-coming Florence known for friendly, creative people

We explored Florence this week, an up-and-coming city that’s centrally located and known for friendly people who are very creative.

  Myrtle Beach ministry group shows off new housing for disaster relief volunteers

Disaster relief volunteers who come to help out people in Horry County will have a place to stay.

  Construction underway on six buildings on 9th Ave. N in Arts and Innovation District

Construction crews are working to bring six buildings in downtown Myrtle Beach back to life.

Parade to be held for Marlboro County boys basketball team after state title win

The Bulldogs defeated Seneca for the Class 3A title last Thursday.

Conway police gather to remember retired officer one year after his death

Family, friends and co-workers got together and released balloons in memory of retired Lt. James Odell Cochran.

  Community members reflect on past year, life during the COVID-19 pandemic

Families shared their stories about overcoming so many unknowns surrounding COVID-19 both at work and at home.

Mullins Police Department asking for public’s help to name new puppy

The department shared photos of a new bloodhound puppy on Facebook.

  Work begins on new quarter pipe at Myrtle Beach skate park

Matt Hughes Skate Park in Myrtle Beach is getting a makeover.

  This is Carolina: Good Samaritans turn tragedy around after dog survives hit-and-run

A couple took a detour home from dinner at Gulf Stream Café on a beautiful night to enjoy the breeze, and that changed everything.

94-year-old woman still works as crossing guard at Upstate high school

Estella Williams celebrated her 94th birthday over the weekend.

  Explorin’ With Loren: Pawleys Island known for being ‘arrogantly shabby’

Leave your troubles behind when visiting Pawleys Island, known for having South Carolina’s most beautiful beaches, marshes, and rivers.

  United Way of Horry County seeks donations to fill 1,000 bags for senior bag program

A Horry County nonprofit wants to make sure that homebound seniors are not forgotten.

  ‘We’re looking for closure’: Family trying to locate Bible to right father’s birth history

For some families, Bibles were one of the only methods they had to document information about their family’s birth and death.

Officials, volunteers gather to help pick up trash in Robeson County

Several organizations and county agencies pitched in.

Myrtle Beach 3-year-old befriends solid waste workers in neighborhood

According to his mom, little Austin Davis greets solid waste workers in his neighborhood every Monday.

  Lowcountry Food Bank to benefit from ‘Feeding America’ fundraiser

All proceeds raised during Saturday’s live Grand Ole Opry broadcast will go to support Feeding America.

  This is Carolina: Friends, former students rally behind retired Myrtle Beach teacher after botched knee surgery

Longtime friends and students proved that love prevails as they stepped in to help their beloved teacher.

Lawmakers launch ‘Guitars for Vets’ chapter in SC

Governor Henry McMaster and Secretary Will Grimsley of the SC Department of Veterans’ Affairs introduced Quinton Gibson who is the guitarist for Darius Rucker. And he’s the Guitars for Vets ambassador for our state.

  Seeds of Distrust: Black voters and the history of national backlash

There’s no greater civic duty than exercising your right to vote. It’s an obligation that became even more clear amid the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing voters to find new ways to cast their ballots.

  Community fridge project gets pushback from City of Conway

The City of Conway has some child safety concerns for The Conway Free Fridge project.

CCU students continue work on ‘Teal Alley’ art project in Conway

Progress is being made on a project helmed by Coastal Carolina University and Downtown Conway Alive.

  Black History Spotlight: Pee Dee native is star on and off the field

A star on both the gridiron and hardwood for the Silver Foxes, Levon Kirkland made his way to the Upstate and saw similar success at Clemson.

  Explorin’ With Loren: Georgetown is the city where ‘local is everything’

We explored Georgetown this week, a city that proudly shows off its history, charming shops, and top-notch food.

  Black History Spotlight: Lowcountry icon says to keep the art of storytelling alive

For this Black History Spotlight, get to know a star from the hit show “Gullah Gullah Island.”

  Explorin’ With Loren: Georgetown offers history, charm, top-notch food

Folks can spend the day in downtown historic Georgetown, where each local shop and restaurant has a story to tell.