Grand Strand News

Topgolf Myrtle Beach sets reopening date

Topgolf Myrtle Beach is set to reopen on Monday after being closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on Highway 17

  Grand Strand community activists, church leaders urge open conversations after protests end

  Proposed plans for new amusement park in Myrtle Beach move forward

Three local JCPenney locations closing as part of restructuring plan

  Horry County election officials expect to set record for mailed absentee ballots

  City of Myrtle Beach faces nearly $10 million budget cut due to coronavirus

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Three-car crash blocks Conway-bound traffic at U.S. 501, East Cox Ferry Road

  Tidelands Health, SCDHEC to offer thousands of free COVID-19 tests

Two injured in jet ski crash in Little River

Report: Horry County officer struck pedestrian with patrol vehicle while on beach in Garden City

Georgetown County sheriff, city police chief lead citizens’ march

4 hurt after head-on crash along Highway 31, fire crews say

HCFR: 3 hurt in 5 car crash along Highway 544 near Conway

Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the five-car crash just after 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of Highway 544, near Coastal Carolina University.

City of Conway limits overnight parking after receiving several complaints

During the Conway City Council meeting this week, leaders voted to limit overnight parking from Second Avenue and Kingston Street to the Waccamaw River.

Local law enforcement agencies awarded more than $3 million to hire more officers

Three local law enforcement agencies were awarded more than $3 million to hire additional officers.

Playground at Conway Riverfront Park closed due to flooding

The playground at Conway’s Riverfront Park has closed due to flooding.

  Activists, local leaders call for protests to remain peaceful along Grand Strand

  Myrtle Beach homeowner, appliance technician share eye-opening discussion about racism

Longtime Loris assistant fire chief passes away following health struggles

  'We stand as one’: Dozens march peacefully through North Myrtle Beach

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk postpones 4th of July fireworks show

Man shot at Derriere’s Gentlemen’s Club on New Year’s Day sues owner

  'I am just so over it’: Rosewood residents dealing with flooding yet again

People who live in the Rosewood neighborhood in Socastee are seeing a familiar sight this week: flooding.

  8-year-old starts coffee stand to raise money, say ‘thank you’ to CMC medical staff

She donated 11 gift cards on Tuesday to Conway Medical Center staff.

Horry County Schools student meal pick-up, delivery ends Thursday

Horry County Schools announced on Tuesday that the student meal pick-up and delivery services will end on Thursday.

One dies following crash involving cement truck in Conway area

One person has died following a crash involving a cement truck Tuesday morning in the Conway area, according to the coroner’s office.

  Tidelands Health revises schedule, venues for COVID-19 testing clinics across Grand Strand

Tidelands Health and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday that several upcoming COVID-19 testing clinics will be moved to larger venues to accommodate expected crowds.

Rising water levels lead to closure of 14 Horry County boat landings

Over a dozen boat landings have been closed across Horry County due to high water levels along area waterways, county officials announced Tuesday.

Parade to be held for Myrtle Beach High School graduates

Myrtle Beach High School’s Class of 2020 will be honored with a post-graduation parade Tuesday.

  'It feels so nice to be out and about’: Families excited to be back out at Myrtle Beach playgrounds

Myrtle Beach playgrounds are back open, and as happy as the kids were about that, no one was happier than their parents.

  High school student, Georgetown County sheriff lead peaceful march in Pawleys Island

Nearly 100 people took part in a peaceful march Monday night in the Pawleys Island community that was planned by a 10th grade student at Waccamaw High School.

  Decision 2020: Three Democratic candidates vie for Rep. Tom Rice’s U.S. House seat

There are three Democratic candidates for South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District on the ballot for the June 9th Primary: Robert Williams, Melissa Watson and William ‘Cowboy’ Williams.

  'They were heard’: Mayor pleased with how peaceful protests were in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune was happy with how Sunday’s protest over the death of George Floyd turned out when compared to other cities.

  Huntington Beach State Park finishes nature center after 2016 fire, looks to late summer opening

On July 20, 2016, Huntington Beach State Park’s nature center was engulfed in flames in the early-morning hours after being struck by lightning.

Myrtle Beach police make 26 arrests during protests, 5 from out of state

Online records show at least 23 people were arrested by Myrtle Beach police Sunday as demonstrators took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd.

Firefighters warn about dangers of digging holes on the beach

Don’t dig that hole on the beach!

‘Our nation is hurting’: CCU president unveils diversity inclusion plans in wake of George Floyd’s death

Coastal Carolina University’s president addressed the growing outrage and pain as the death of a black man in police custody has sparked violent protests across the nation.

Myrtle Beach leaders preparing for possible protest next Sunday

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune said city leaders are preparing for a possible protest within the city on June 7.

City leaders officially rescind Myrtle Beach curfew

The overnight curfew in Myrtle Beach has been lifted.

  Myrtle Beach, Florence hosting COVID-19 mobile testing sites Monday

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, in conjunction with local providers, will have COVID-19 mobile testing sites in the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee on Monday.

Conway police conducting public safety checkpoints this month

The Conway Police Department will conduct public safety checkpoints throughout the month of June.

ALERT: Portuguese Man O’ War swarms possible along Grand Strand beaches

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard statement Monday about Portuguese Man O’ War jellyfish along the Grand Strand.

Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Loris area

A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle Monday morning in the Loris area.

  Hurricane Season has officially arrived

Monday marks the official start of the 2020 Hurricane Season.

  Myrtle Beach police make arrests after protesters remain out past 6 p.m. curfew

Protests over the death of George Floyd took place Sunday in Myrtle Beach.

Businesses ‘strongly encouraged to close’ during Myrtle Beach curfew

The City of Myrtle Beach will declare a curfew Sunday night out of an abundance of caution due to credible threats, according to city officials.

‘Peaceful diplomacy works’: Demonstration cancelled after Julian Betton meets with Myrtle Beach leaders, attorney says

A demonstration set for Sunday afternoon with the man at the center of lawsuit that was recently settled for millions of dollars has been cancelled after a meeting with city leaders.

  Tidelands Health and DHEC host free coronavirus testing event at Pelicans Ballpark

Over 100 tests were given each hour Saturday until they hit 1,000 tests performed in the early afternoon.

HCFR: Bystanders save young swimmer’s life in Myrtle Beach

First responders are still asking residents to learn CPR to help save more lives.

Myrtle Beach Police Chief responds to death of George Floyd

Chief Amy Prock released a statement on the story grabbing national attention from Minneapolis.

Several days after Bertha, SC marks hurricane prep week

Gov. Henry McMaster signed a proclamation declaring Sunday through next Saturday as South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week.

More Myrtle Beach parks, facilities reopen June 1

The city announced several other facilities will also begin reopening later in the month.

Georgetown County authorities continue warning residents of scams

Authorities are asking residents to be alert for more phone scams in the county.

Horry County authorities warn of fake rental scams

One of these involved a Craigslist listing near the area of Loris and Green Sea.

Spirit Airlines resuming service at MYR in June

The expansion of service comes nearly two months after the airline cancelled service to and from Myrtle Beach.

Santee Cooper restores power to over 2,500 in North Myrtle Beach

Santee Cooper says it's working to restore power to those customers.

Roads closed, blocked in Conway due to flooding

Drivers are asked to avoid these areas, and to not drive through standing water.

  Sea turtle nesting season off to good start in S.C.; volunteers adjust to new COVID-19 rules

Sea turtle nesting season officially began May 1, and so far there have been 732 nests reported, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

  Shorebirds soar after Huntington Beach State Park’s protection efforts

Keeping dogs off the northside of the beach at Huntington Beach State Park has been a strong rule for a while and it’s paying off.

‘I will not sit back and remain silent’: Georgetown Co. sheriff issues statement on death of George Floyd

Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver released a statement Friday on the death of George Floyd.

Coroner names woman fatally struck by vehicle in Myrtle Beach

Officials have named the woman who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Myrtle Beach.

Crews respond after vehicle hits pole off S.C. Highway 544

A vehicle struck a utility pole Friday morning in the Myrtle Beach area.

  LOOK OUT! Portuguese Man o’ War, blue buttons wash ashore on Grand Strand beaches

Watch where you step while walking the beach!

Car slams into building in Myrtle Beach; no one injured

A driver slammed into a Myrtle Beach shopping center on Thursday night.

Lightning strike postpones reopening of Springmaid Pier

People hoping to take a walk down on Myrtle Beach’s iconic Springmaid Pier will have to wait a little longer.

All lanes reopen after head-on crash along Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach

Officers were called Thursday afternoon to the wreck in the 1900 block of Highway 17 South, near the Azalea Sands Golf Club.

S.C. unemployment claims near 550K, weekly numbers down again

Despite another decrease, Horry County ranked in the top five in counties with the most unemployment claims this week.

Frontier Airlines announces seasonal service to Newark, Philadelphia from MYR

Frontier Airlines announced Thursday new seasonal routes to and from the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Myrtle Beach

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach, officials said.

  Dental hygiene students in S.C. face license delays due to virus outbreak

Dental hygiene students are worrying about their future with temporary holds on receiving their license to practice.

CVS opening drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in S.C.

The pharmacy chain is opening drive-thru sites across the state, including two in Myrtle Beach.

Power line down in Conway after semi-truck hits utility pole

Conway police are on the scene of crash involving a semi-truck Thursday morning.

  Grand Strand facilities offering COVID-19 antibody testing

Facilities across the Grand Strand are offering antibody testing for those who think they may have previously had COVID-19.

  ‘Don’t fall for these lines’: Sheriff’s Office releases audio recordings in arrest warrant scam

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office released audio recordings of a scam where thieves impersonate officers and falsely claim a warrant is issued for them.

  Bertha brings heavy rain, winds to Grand Strand; flooding seen in parts of the Pee Dee

The Grand Strand and the Pee Dee got an early start to the 2020 hurricane season thanks to Tropical Storm Bertha.

  Massive tree branch crushes two vehicles in Socastee area

First responders were dispatched after a tree came down on some vehicles Wednesday afternoon in the Socastee area.

  Decision 2020: Crawford, Epps vying for District 68 seat in S.C. House

Two candidates are vying for the District 68 seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives in the June 9 primary.

  Double red flag warning issued across beaches in Myrtle Beach

A double red flag warning has been issued across Myrtle Beach city beaches due to Tropical Storm Bertha.

Power restored after Tropical Storm Bertha causes outages in NMB area

Over 1,000 Santee Cooper customers are without power Wednesday morning after Tropical Storm Bertha formed off the South Carolina Coast.

  Class of 2020: Conway surprises its seniors with signs on Main Street

The city of Conway is honoring the Class of 2020 in a special way.