Grand Strand News

  Sen. Graham comes to NMB to ‘rally the troops;’ talks offshore drilling, gun control

A sea of red is how many described the event where nearly 400 people gathered to hear South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham speak and “rally the troops.”

  Restaurant Scorecard: Improper temperatures for sushi items at one eatery; a perfect score at another

  Woman sues S.C. nail salon after she set her hands on fire while smoking

  Grand Strand golf courses looking forward to the upcoming fall golf season

Police searching for 15-year-old runaway last seen in Aynor

  Flooding concerns grow as nearly 2,000 proposed homes are closer to becoming a reality

  Horry County leaders hope to widen part of Highway 701 near Loris

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  Proposed Lake Busbee Bypass could alleviate traffic from U.S. 501

Temporary swimming advisory issued for portion of beach in North Myrtle Beach

  South Carolina’s REAL ID deadline is approaching

Eric Church to headline 2020 CCMF

  Bills banning offshore drilling in the Atlantic move on to the Senate

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

  Myrtle Beach Fire Department receives new helmet cams

Firefighters are now using new helmet cameras just put in service last week.

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

The city of Myrtle Beach held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to celebrate Phase Two of Savannah’s Playground.

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

The manager of Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach came to the rescue of a shark after it became tangled up in a fisherman’s cast net.

  Grand Strand pauses to commemorate 9/11

The Grand Strand community took time on Wednesday to remember the lives lost 18 years ago in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Truck crashes into tire shop in Georgetown

Conway police searching for 16-year-old runaway

  Report: Average Horry County worker makes $652 a week; second lowest in nation

  Myrtle Beach city leaders give initial approval for Arts and Innovation District

Broadway at the Beach hotel evacuated after reports of carbon monoxide leak

  Construction industry continues to face worker shortage

  Residents express disapproval of a nearly 2,000 home development

A quiet two-lane road on the outskirts of Conway could soon be packed with homes and traffic.

  Pawleys Island leaders move forward with beach renourishment project

Pawleys are moving forward with a much-needed beach renourishment project.

  Horry County Schools announces make-up days following Hurricane Dorian

Students and staff members in Horry County are returning back to the classroom following Hurricane Dorian.

  Myrtle Beach businesses see minor impacts to bottom lines from Dorian

As Dorian approached, concern grew for businesses relying on one last push as the doors on another summer season come to a close.

  Waccamaw Riverkeeper says not to worry about coal ash pond breach

Santee Cooper announced over the weekend that one of its coal ash ponds had been breached by the Waccamaw River after Hurricane Dorian.

  71-year-old driver in good spirits after fiery crash at Myrtle Beach Speedway

A thrilling race came to a heart stopping end at the Myrtle Beach Speedway over the weekend, but thankfully the driver injured in the fiery crash is in good spirits.

  Student Spotlight: High school sophomore quarterback, honors student

From the football field, to the court, to the classroom, one Conway High School sophomore is a star.

  Horry County police find parents of lost little boy

Horry County police are reaching out to the community, asking for help in finding the parents of a lost little boy.

Broadway at the Beach sports bar closes its doors

One Myrtle Beach sports bar sat empty just as a new football season kicked off.

Grand Strand businesses provide aid to Dorian victims

Several Grand Strand businesses are providing aid to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Public asked to avoid part of Highway 22 after crash sends one to hospital with serious injuries

Officials are asking the public to avoid a part of Highway 22 following a single-vehicle crash Monday morning.

Crews respond to SUV fire on Ocean Highway

Crews are on scene of an SUV fire Monday morning on Ocean Highway, according to a tweet from Midway Fire Rescue.

  Pawleys Island on the road to recovery after Hurricane Dorian

A beach renourishment project is set to begin on the beaches along Pawleys Island on Oct 1. Now, town leaders say due to the impacts they’re seeing from Hurricane Dorian, the project will probably start sooner than later.

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado touched down in NMB-Little River area Thursday morning

The National Weather Service in Wilmington is in Horry County Saturday confirming what some had previously suspected; a tornado touch down in NMB caused by Hurricane Dorian.

  JEEP WATCH 2019: Man behind the wheel of infamous SUV ‘definitely paying for it now’

The man who said he was driving the Jeep that got stuck in the sand of Myrtle Beach Thursday during Hurricane Dorian is speaking out.

Coast RTA to go back to normal operations Saturday after Dorian

Coast RTA announced it will go back to normal operations for its fixed and paratransit routes starting Saturday morning.

  McMaster: No deaths in S.C. from Dorian’s impact

Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the South Carolina coastline did not result in any deaths or serious injuries.

Surfside Beach police cite 34 people for violating Dorian curfew

The Surfside Beach police chief announced on Friday the results of its curfew that was put into place during Hurricane Dorian.

  Pawleys Island begins clean up after damages from Hurricane Dorian

Dorian’s wind, rain and storm surge caused damage to the South Strand, including Pawleys Island.

Some USPS locations in Horry County reopen, others remain closed

After closing branches ahead of Hurricane Dorian, some United States Postal Service locations along the Grand Strand have reopened, while others remain closed until further notice.

LIST: Schools, businesses reopening after Dorian

Schools and businesses are starting to open their doors back up after Hurricane Dorian made its presence known across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee.

Conway, Surfside Beach lift curfews following Dorian

The town of Surfside Beach has repealed a state of emergency following Hurricane Dorian.

Horry, Georgetown County schools to reopen to students, staff on Monday

Horry County Schools will reopen their doors to students and staff on Monday, Sept. 9, according to district officials.

  JEEP WATCH ENDS: Infamous vehicle removed from the beach after Dorian

Jeep Watch 2019 has officially come to an end.

Horry County lowers operation condition to OPCON 2 following Dorian

Horry County has lowered its operational condition following the impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Airlines set to resume scheduled flights at MYR Friday

All airlines at Myrtle Beach International Airport will resume scheduled service on Friday, one day after Hurricane Dorian impacted the Grand Strand.

Fire at former Freestyle Music Park under investigation

The cause of fire at the former Freestyle Music Park Friday morning is under investigation, according to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey.

Storm debris to be cleared from Myrtle Beach roadways starting at daybreak

The city of Myrtle Beach is asking residents to be on the lookout for tree limbs and other storm debris on roadways following Hurricane Dorian.

Entire city of Georgetown loses power during Dorian

The city of Georgetown is completely without power, according to Georgetown Emergency Management Department.

  JEEP WATCH: Owner explains why Jeep was left on beach during Hurricane Dorian

A red Jeep captured the attention of the nation Thursday while Hurricane Dorian’s heavy rains and gusty winds battered the Grand Strand coastline.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Ruptured sewer line shuts down part of Highway 544

A ruptured sewer line has part of Highway 544 shut down.

Horry County, cities of Conway, Loris impose curfews for Thursday night

Curfews are being implemented in Horry County and cities as Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc along the Grand Strand coastline.

  S.C. National Guard highwater vehicle set for deployment in Horry County

A highwater vehicle from the South Carolina National Guard is set to assist Horry County Fire Rescue with operations as Hurricane Dorian impacts the Grand Strand.

LIST: School, business closings for Friday

Hurricane Dorian has brought extreme amounts of rain, winds and damage to the South Carolina coastline, forcing closings for Friday.

Georgetown County emergency crews respond to fire despite wind speed danger

Georgetown County Fire/EMS are responding to a fire despite the wind speed danger brought on by Hurricane Dorian.

  Emergency service suspended for all of Georgetown County

Georgetown County emergency rescue service has been suspended for a portion of the county as Hurricane Dorian continues to impact the coastline.

Myrtle Beach mayor signs declaration of civil emergency due to Dorian

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune signed a declaration of civil emergency Thursday afternoon as Hurricane Dorian approached.

Horry firefighters battle fire that engulfs home in Nichols area

Horry County firefighters were called to a fire outside of Nichols that engulfed a home.

  Turtle spotted on beach in North Myrtle Beach as Dorian impacts Grand Strand

A lot of people across the Grand Strand are trying to weather Hurricane Dorian.

Conway missing teen who ran off early Thursday morning found safe

The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.

  North Strand shoppers stock up on last-minute supplies before Dorian’s arrival

As Hurricane Dorian inches closer and closer to the Grand Strand, people in North Myrtle Beach stocked up on last-minute supplies Wednesday.

Murrells Inlet-Garden City closes one fire station as Dorian gets closer

The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District announced that Fire Station #2 has closed ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Police: 5 people decide to stay on Pawleys Island to ride out storm

The causeways onto Pawleys Island are officially closed ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

  Waffle House Index: How waffles and hash browns help indicate hurricane damage

If you’ve ever been somewhere during a hurricane, it’s likely the Waffle House stayed open. It’s been a part of the the company’s history since Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston in 1989 and they’ve been working to remain open everyday since.

  Garden City residents, business owners prepping for Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian makes its way toward the South Carolina coastline, residents in Garden City said their main concern is the potential storm surge.

  ‘I’m wondering where I’m gonna end up:’ Dorian evacuee awaits ride to shelter

A man spent Wednesday on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach waiting for an emergency evacuation bus to take him to a shelter after being told to leave his hotel ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Brookgreen Gardens butterflies, animals brought to safety ahead of Dorian

The butterflies and animals at Brookgreen Garden are safe and sound as the Grand Strand community prepares for Hurricane Dorian.

Grand Strand Medical Center will remain open throughout Hurricane Dorian

Grand Strand Health is implementing safety precautions for patients, visitors and staff as Hurricane Dorian approaches our coastline.

Coast RTA to cease evacuation services Wednesday night

Coast RTA announced on Monday its changes to the fixed and paratransit routes and also the roll out of evacuation servies.

  Conway police help residents bag during Dorian preparations

Conway police officers lent a helping hand to residents as they prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

  Surfside Beach imposes a curfew ahead of Dorian

The town of Surfside Beach is imposing a curfew beginning Wednesday night ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

DNR officers conduct river sweeps before Hurricane Dorian

Officers with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources were busy conducting river sweeps in Horry and Georgetown counties ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

LIST: S.C. Emergency Management Division posts emergency shelter information

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has posted information on emergency shelters in our area.

  Pawleys Island police to get head count of who stays, who goes before Dorian arrives

Storm surge along the Grand Strand will be the main threat as Hurricane Dorian churns closer and closer to the South Carolina coast.

Myrtle Beach area campgrounds close as Hurricane Dorian approaches

Ocean Lakes Family Campground and Lakewood Camping Resort in the Myrtle Beach area are officially closed as they prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

Myrtle Beach firefighters respond to house fire on Canal Street

Myrtle Beach firefighters are responding to a house fire.

  CCU grad students use drones to understand how storms impact coastline

Coastal Carolina University graduate students will use Hurricane Dorian as a way to prepare for future storms.

  Garden City residents prepare for impacts from Dorian

While many have decided to leave, some are preparing to weather the storm.