Conway moves forward with plans to rebuild riverfront playground

The city of Conway is moving forward with plans to rebuild their riverfront playground that was destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Florence.

  This is Carolina: Retired teacher opens city’s first and only coffee shop

  ‘It was just surreal’: 9/11 first responders living in Grand Strand share their stories

  Savannah, city leaders celebrate Phase Two of Savannah’s Playground

  VIDEO: Myrtle Beach pier manager rescues shark caught in fishing net

  Student Spotlight: High school sophomore quarterback, honors student

  HILARIOUS: S.C. kids spoof ‘Jeep Watch 2019’ while waiting out Dorian

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Waffle House Index: Myrtle Beach store defies Dorian, keeps its doors open

Grand Strand apparel business donating over 2,500 items of clothing to Dorian victims in the Bahamas

  Famous inhabitants of Murrells Inlet’s ‘Goat Island’ evacuated before Dorian

  Student Spotlight: High school student hopes to inspire others through artwork

Surfside Beach K9 Biko retires from force following surgery

  Restaurant Scorecard: Scooping up rusted cans of food and an accumulation of milk splash

  Forever Family: Brothers separated in foster care hope to live under one roof

Two energetic brothers, separated in South Carolina’s foster care system, are looking for a chance to live under the same roof with their forever family.

  Community writes notes of gratitude inside Grand Strand veteran’s new home

People helping to build and donate a new mortgage-free home for a Marine injured in Afghanistan wrote “notes of love” for him.

  Deal Diva: Making sure your college student is insured

Here’s a few things you should know about vehicle and property insurance for college students.

  Myrtle Beach’s Arts and Innovation District closer to adding first new business

The Arts and Innovation District in Myrtle Beach is a step closer to having its first new business.

  Pee Dee group adds furry friend to help child abuse victims

Student Spotlight: Fifth grader has a love for coding, math

Applicant withdraws annexation request for a proposed housing development at Possum Trot Golf Course

‘We are moving closer:’ Work continues on inclusive playground in Conway

Motocross community coming together to honor fallen rider and friend Jonathan Mayzak

All female surfing competition hosted in Wrightsville Beach

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors find foods stored uncovered, a lot of grease build-up

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with New China Buffet doing business as Lucky Cho at 1700 Highway 17 North in Surfside Beach.

  Community members, councilman discuss influx of development in Horry County

This week, two meetings were held to discuss bringing more than 1,000 homes to Horry County and those in attendance were in opposition of this happening.

  Grand Strand veteran’s Purple Heart taken during eviction; community rallies around him

There’s been a huge outpouring of support for the retired U.S. Marine, not only from fellow veterans but complete strangers.

  Meals on Wheels of Horry County in desperate need of funding, donations

The nonprofit organization only has enough funding to continue serving meals through mid-September.

MBFD recognize businesses for helping water rescue crews

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department showed their gratitude to two Grand Strand businesses for helping their water rescue crews.

  VIDEO: Shark spotted close to shore near Garden City Pier

Breaking news: there are sharks in the ocean!

  Student Spotlight: Observations on the first day of school

Monday was the first day of school for students across Horry County, and there was a lot on their minds.

  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.

  Conway city leaders consider a 600-acre mixed-used community

Stop me if you’ve heard this before - community leaders deciding whether or not to approve another mixed-use development along the Grand Strand.

Portion of Lake City highway officially re-named in honor of fallen FCSO Investigator Farrah Turner

Family and friends gathered Saturday for a ceremony honoring the legacy of an Florence County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty.

STUDY: Parents are paying children to get off their phones

23% of parents polled said they have paid children to get off their screens.

Historic radio station in danger of being pulled from the airwaves

WVOE is the first black owned and operated radio station east of the Mississippi River. The business in Chadbourn has seen its airwaves go to locals for 57 years, but that might soon end.

Murrells Inlet bar, restaurant closing its doors

A popular bar and restaurant in Murrells Inlet will be closing its doors after last call on Friday.

  Restaurant Scorecard: No hand washing after handling raw meat at one eatery, flies in kitchen at another

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with Loco Gecko at 805 S. Ocean Blvd., in Myrtle Beach.

  VIDEO: Baby sea turtles prepare for a swim at S.C. beach

A group of baby sea turtles prepared to take some laps in the sea this week.

  Affordable housing community for adults with autism, learning disabilities coming to Conway

A new housing development unlike any other in Horry County is expected to open in Conway later this year.

  It’s not fall yet: Brown leaves caused by vegetation management

Driving along some of the Grand Strand’s highways and roadways, it may look like the change of the season, at least partially.

Construction on inclusive playground for Conway park to begin Monday

Construction on the inclusive playground at a Conway park is set to begin on Monday.

  Grand Strand foster parents, DSS meet to discuss issues within system

Foster parents from around the Grand Strand met Tuesday night with the Department of Social Services to discuss issues and open lines of communication.

Horry County Fire Rescue crew goes above and beyond to help man with 3 flat tires

Crews with the Horry County Fire Rescue went above and beyond to help a man who was having a not-so-good day.

  One Grand Stand community could be ‘closing’ for Halloween this year

After a child was nearly hit while trick-or-treating in Greenfield Estates in Aynor, some community members are trying to figure out how to avoid more close calls in the future.

Florence mayor honors police officer gunned down during October ambush

One of the law enforcement officers that was gunned down during an ambush at the Vintage Place neighborhood was honored on Monday.

Grumpy Monk plans to open third Grand Strand location in September

The Grumpy Monk is planning to open its third Grand Strand location in North Myrtle Beach, owner Chris Evans confirmed to My Horry News.

  Horry County police chief credits federal partnerships with drop in violent crime

Accused members and associates of the ‘G-Shine’ gang were arrested in November and December of last year after a years-long, multi-agency investigation.

  Leaders taking steps to bring splash park to Georgetown County

People in Georgetown County could soon have a splash park to cool off in.

Restaurant Scorecard: Build up, mold, handling meat with bare hands lead to very low score

Build-up, mold, handling meat with bare hands. It’s the lowest score I’ve reported to date.

Construction company eyes property in Myrtle Beach’s arts and innovation district

Myrtle Beach may soon be welcoming the first new business to the city’s arts and innovation district.

  City of Hartsville pays tribute to 11-year-old who inspired all-inclusive playground

One Pee Dee community is honoring a young man whose impact is evident in the smiling faces of children of all needs.

  Marine injured in Afghanistan receives new mortgage-free home in Myrtle Beach

A United States Marine and Grand Strand resident who was injured in the line of duty was surprised with quite a gift Wednesday.

  Conway leaders, residents meet to discuss city’s future

Conway city leaders heard from residents Wednesday night on what they want the city to look like over the next 10, 15, 20 years.

Huge wave causes woman to lose prosthetic ‘beach leg’ during Myrtle Beach vacation

A woman vacationing in Myrtle Beach has an interesting request for fellow beachgoers: If you see a fake leg give her a call.

  Conway area community deals with flooding following recent rain

The rain that has fallen recently in Horry County has one neighborhood concerned about flooding.

Myrtle Beach renames field after longtime resident, sports tourism pioneer

A field at the Ned Donkle Complex now bears the name of a man who was a mentor and helped shape the sports tourism industry in Myrtle Beach.

Loris officer recognized for his life-saving efforts after man found with severe wound

A Loris police officer is being recognized for his efforts to save the life of a man who was found bleeding profusely from a wrist laceration.

  VIDEO: Sharks spotted feeding along stretch of beach in S.C.

A Richmond, Va., woman vacationing along the Grand Strand caught quite the marine life spectacle while on the beach Monday morning.

  Florence mayor talks more downtown housing, funding road repairs in State of City address

Florence city leaders are working to bring more downtown housing to the area.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Food with past due dates, dirt and debris found near equipment

Food held past the discard date and residential bug spray inside the restaurant were just a couple of violations inspectors said they found Horry County restaurants.

  Myrtle Beach police help junior officers prepare for upcoming school year

Students involved in the Junior Police Academy had the chance to “Shop with a Cop” on Friday.

Potholes and pink lemonade: kids get creative to raise money to fix potholes on their street

There’s a pothole problem at the corner of Highgrove Place and Mallard Crossing Drive in Wilmington.

  HCS teachers, staff receive awards for their efforts in raising environmental awareness

Horry County teachers and staff were recognized on Thursday for the steps they’re taking to make the world a better and cleaner place.

‘He was always on point:’ Musicians pay tribute to staple of the Grand Strand music scene

A musician’s musician is being remembered for his contributions to the Grand Strand music scene.

  She Thrives: Horry County woman places service as top priority to better community

When April Garner was at her lowest in life, she found strength to get back up, and she found the will to give back.

  North Myrtle Beach dedicates, names basketball court after beloved coach

A basketball court now bears the name of a North Myrtle Beach coach who has touched the lives of many players.

  Trinity United Methodist Church still rebuilding after Hurricane Florence

More than 10 months since Hurricane Florence devastated parts of Conway, one church overcome by the floodwaters still hasn’t been able to open its doors.

  Study: Horry County, Pee Dee among the most dangerous areas for pedestrians in the U.S.

A recent study by the National Complete Streets Coalition ranks Horry County and the Pee Dee the 12th most dangerous area in the United States for pedestrians.

  ‘God is great’: Myrtle Beach vacationer reunited with rings dedicated to late wife

One man can breathe a sigh of relief after he was reunited with a special memento that he lost during his vacation in Myrtle Beach.

  This is Carolina: Pint-sized lifeguard keeping campground beach safe for ‘seven years’

It’s a tough life for “Cooper the Lifeguard” at Ocean Lakes Family Campground.

Benefit raises $5,000 for abused German shepherd puppy’s treatment

The community came together to help raise money for a German shepherd puppy who was rescued from one of the worst animal abuse cases the Grand Strand Humane Society has ever seen.

Man loses special necklace honoring late wife during Myrtle Beach vacation

A man is asking for the public’s help to find a special necklace that honors his late wife.

  Child ID cards being made at North Myrtle Beach Aquatic Center

New York Life Insurance is giving North Myrtle Beach parents the opportunity to make ID and digital fingerprinting cards for their children.

North Myrtle Beach reveals name of new K9 officer

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety picked a name for their new K9 after receiving hundreds of nominations.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Bathroom cleaner stored with food at one eatery; new breakfast place comes to town

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with La Ceiba Restaurant in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Historic District one step closer to national designation

A major step forward was made for Myrtle Beach’s downtown master plan.

  Petition seeking to move Halloween to last Saturday in October gaining momentum

A petition that is over a year old is picking up steam.

  This is Carolina: Woman engineers, builds newest drive-in movie theater ‘like a soup bowl’

A new business has opened a new opportunity for people around the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee.

Grand Strand chef to battle for title of America’s Best Seafood Chef

A Murrells Inlet chef will face off against 15 others across the nation to see who can make the best seafood dish.

Community helps bring missing dog home

Traci Bean says her whippet named “Bonez” has been by her side through many difficult phases of life including her husband’s deployments, divorce and the death of her brother.

VIDEO: Later gator! Pair caught strolling in Murrells Inlet park

Grand Strand photographer extraordinaire Austin Bond adds another to the collection Saturday.