Grand Strand News

  Community fridge project gets pushback from City of Conway

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

‘We need some help:’ Flooding in Bucksport community forces residents out of their homes

  People frustrated over Grand Strand Medical Center not scheduling second doses

  Horry County Government looking to build new county complex in Carolina Forest

FEMA, state officials take tour of Tidelands Health vaccination sites

Horry County Emergency Management moves to OPCON 2 due to flooding

  VIDEO: Recent rain brings flooding once again to Rosewood neighborhood in Socastee

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  ‘Stay out of floodwaters’: Horry police conducting water patrols as flooding continues

  ‘Watch out for the kids’: Horry police looking for speeders in school zones

  Myrtle Beach leaders declare March 1 ‘COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day’

Group behind Conway Free Fridge program given warning by city

  ‘I want to get out of here’: Flooding continues for neighborhood along Waccamaw River

  All appointments booked for McLeod Health vaccine event at Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Georgetown Co. residents anticipating flooding after dam spilling operations

Santee Cooper officials say heavy precipitation throughout the area in addition to the watershed feeding the Santee Cooper Lakes has increased inflows to the Santee Cooper Lakes system.

Chief: Crime in Myrtle Beach sees double-digit decrease for third straight year

Crime in Myrtle Beach continued its downward trend in 2020.

Legends in Concert reopening at Broadway at the Beach

A popular Grand Strand entertainment venue will reopen their doors to the public next month.

  Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar to open North Myrtle Beach location

The Crazy Mason MilkShake Bar will open its second Grand Strand location this spring, according to a Facebook post.

  ‘SSS-TAY SAFE’: Horry County police warn of snakes, other wildlife in floodwaters

One injured in crash on U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach

  New brewery opens in Myrtle Beach’s Arts and Innovation District

Myrtle Beach parking meter season begins next week

Road closure on Ocean Boulevard Tuesday

  HCS hopes to have plexiglass barriers installed inside all middle schools by Friday

  DHEC posts dates, registration details for mass vaccination event at Myrtle Beach Convention Center

People can start booking their appointments for the mass vaccination event being held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

  ‘We are ready, willing and able’: HCS partners with CMC to help vaccinate teachers

Horry County School leaders gave new details Monday night on its vaccination plan once teachers and staff are given the go-ahead to roll up their sleeves.

Horry County School Board approves process to fill late vice-chairman’s seat

The Horry County Board of Education is moving forward with a plan to fill the late vice-chairman’s seat.

  Proposed Carolina Forest townhome development causes uproar in nearby neighborhoods

The proposal is for two strips of townhouses just off the rights-of-way on Gardner Lacy Road.

City of North Myrtle Beach warns against residents creating own St. Patrick’s Day parade

The city of North Myrtle Beach issued a warning for residents who may be planning to create their own St. Patrick’s Day parade.

One injured after car gets trapped in water in Longs area

One person was taken to the hospital following a weekend water rescue in Horry County.

Multi-vehicle crash snarls traffic at 29th Ave. North, Grissom Pkwy.

Crews have responded to a multi-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Myrtle Beach.

  Lawsuit: Myrtle Beach officer took non-consensual photos of woman while responding to a call

The lawsuit was filed of Feb. 5.

  Grand Strand businesses gear up for spring season, some expanding hours and hiring

Spring is right around the corner, and it’s typically one of the busiest times of the year along the Grand Strand. While it won’t be like pre-pandemic crowds, businesses are still gearing up for visitors.

Two displaced after structure fire in Galivants Ferry

No injuries were reported following a structure fire early Monday morning in Galivants Ferry.

  Conway man considers possible buyout as Waccamaw River reaches major flood stage again

The Waccamaw River near Conway is forecasted to crest at 14.5 feet by Wednesday.

Structure fire under control in Loris, crews investigating

The Loris Fire Department also assisted Horry County crews at the scene.

2 injured after accident involving entrapment in Loris

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

  Coastal Carolina baseball kicks off 2021 campaign, athletic director excited for full season

Coastal Carolina kicked off the 2021 season Saturday with a game against Duke at Spring Brooks Stadium.

Neighbors worried about plans for major concert venue in rural Horry County

Despite the proposed venue’s name, the project doesn’t fall inside the Myrtle Beach city limits or those of any other municipality.

  Rosewood residents ‘sick and tired’ of preparing for floods in their neighborhood

Some residents describe life in the Rosewood community right now as 'a gut-wrenching story that never ends.'

  Myrtle Beach turns back the clock while looking for a way to revitalize the ‘Back Streets’

Just in time for tourism season, the City of Myrtle Beach may see some construction of new hotels.

DNR urges boaters to use caution along Intracoastal Waterway, Waccamaw River due to flooding

Officials also said some water levels in the region are expected to approach levels seen last summer.

  Horry County reveals new flood zone map, more of the county at risk than previously known

One official says what comes next is a snag-and-drag effort along the Waccamaw River.

1 injured after vehicle crashes into tree in Horry County

Officials said one person in the car was entrapped after it collided with a tree.

Over 2,300 individuals ‘affiliated with Horry County Government’ have been vaccinated, county says

As of the county’s latest budget, it employs 2,567 people.

  New DHEC dashboard shows COVID-19 variants; Grand Strand, Pee Dee have the most

The new dashboard was revealed Friday before a telebriefing with state health officials.

Email back up for ‘about half’ of Georgetown County staff following ransomware attack

Officials said emails addressed most likely to be utilized by the public should be working again.

Myrtle Beach Ben & Jerry’s locations center of federal child labor, wage investigation

Some Ben & Jerry’s locations in Myrtle Beach were the center of a recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, according to officials.

One injured in rollover crash near Coventry Boulevard

Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident Friday.

Two-vehicle crash on Highway 378, Pee Dee Highway blocks traffic

A two-vehicle crash has blocked traffic Friday morning in the Conway area.

McLeod Health Seacoast to host vaccination event Friday in Little River

McLeod Health Seacoast will hold a vaccine clinic Friday, Feb. 19, in Little River.

Tidelands Health administering record number of COVID-19 vaccines this week

Officials say Tidelands Health will vaccinate about 5,200 people this week - a record number for a single week at the health system since vaccinations began in December.

  School performance can be improved with a good night’s sleep

Sleep is a contributing factor to overall student health, and a lack of sleep is likely to cause behavior and attention problems that can affect how children learn in school.

  ‘I would be ecstatic’: Local bars hopeful McMaster will lift ‘Last Call’ order in March

It’s been eight months since bars and restaurants in South Carolina were allowed to serve alcoholic beverages after 11 p.m.

Grand Strand U-Haul location offering free storage to victims of Brunswick County tornado

The company announced earlier this week that it is offering 30 days of free storage at its facility in Little River.

Gunmaker plans to open shooting range, retail store in former Sun News building

Palmetto State Armory plans to open location later this year or in early 2022

  Grand Strand Medical forced to cancel COVID-19 clinic, other hospitals also seeing delays

It’s the second time the hospital has had to cancel a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

  Myrtle Beach Pelicans release 2021 schedule

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans released their 2021 schedule on Thursday.

  ‘I don’t know that I deserve all this’: Murrells Inlet veteran honored with parade on 101st birthday

The Murrells Inlet community celebrated a very special birthday Thursday.

Horry County Schools to begin phasing middle schools back to five days of in-person learning next week

This comes as plexiglass barriers are being installed at HCS middle school campuses.

  This Is Carolina: Old Surfside Beach Pier wood finding new purpose in the community

The Surfside Beach Pier has been a landmark for the community for years.

Myrtle Beach to offer non-resident employee parking decals

The city of Myrtle Beach said non-resident employee parking decals will be issued beginning next week.

  Horry County back in red zone for virus spread, parents continue to debate safety of face-to-face instruction

One Horry County parent says school leaders need to take another look at their plans to allow face-to-face learning at all schools.

  Grand Strand Brewing Company set to pour its first glass Tuesday

The City of Myrtle Beach has its next big business on tap.

  Grand Strand area doctors warn against Spring Break travel in order to keep COVID-19 cases down

New COVID-19 cases are on a downward trend throughout the nation and South Carolina.

106-year-old Pawleys Island woman receives COVID-19 vaccine

Mary Shumpert, of Pawleys Island, received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.

  Recent rain causes flooding in neighborhood along Waccamaw River

People who live in the Lee’s Landing area near Conway are experiencing flooding yet again.

  Vaccine clinic at Grand Strand Medical Center postponed after doses not received

A planned COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Grand Strand Medical Center will not take place after a shipment of doses was not received.

‘We wish you many more!’: Life-long Myrtle Beach resident honored on her 90th birthday

A life-long Myrtle Beach resident was recognized on a very special birthday.

Georgetown Co. School District moving to 5-days, in person classes in March

All schools for the Georgetown County School District will be moving to full time, in person classes in March.

Myrtle Beach leader urges lawmakers to consider hospitality workers for Phase 1b

The head of Myrtle Beach’s business community made a plea to lawmakers on Tuesday to include hospitality workers in Phase 1b.

  McLeod Health, Myrtle Beach partnering for 5,000-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic

McLeod Health and the city of Myrtle Beach are partnering for a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

  Myrtle Beach mayor expresses concerns after all Horry County employees offered COVID-19 vaccine

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune is expressing concerns after WMBF News revealed all Horry County employees were offered coronavirus vaccine.

Three-vehicle crash in Conway area injures three

A multi-vehicle crash late Tuesday morning resulted in injuries.

More than 60 companies, agencies to take part in virtual hiring event

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, American Job Center and SC Works Veterans Services are coming together to host a statewide, virtual hiring event.

Autopsy identifies body found in Georgetown County marsh as missing woman

An autopsy has identified a body found in a marsh earlier this month in Georgetown County.

  Mother, daughter balance three businesses during pandemic, share messages of hope

During these uncertain times, some families are doing all they can to survive.

  Game on: Myrtle Beach in the early stages of planning eSports tournament

Grand Strand gamers may soon have the chance to take their game to the next “level.”

  Horry County Government responds to DHEC inquiry on vaccinating employees outside of Phase 1a

DHEC asked the county if they had indeed scheduled and vaccinated any county employees or others not included in the current phase.

  Conway awarded $6 million grant to help mitigate flooding

A flooding mitigation project is in the works in Conway after the city was awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the Economic Development Administration, officials announced Monday.

  This is Carolina: Two friends bring community fridges to Conway, Green Sea

Two friends have sparked a friendship over the mutual love for their hometown.

  Myrtle Beach business leader expects pandemic recovery for tourism to take two years

2020 was a difficult year on businesses in the Grand Strand.