Hey, friends. It’s me, Kathy Mandell, your host of the Myrtle Beach Daily — here to explain everything that’s fit to print about what’s happening in our community today, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Let’s dive in.
Let’s begin with a checkup on Thursday’s weather:
A t-storm around in the p.m.. High: 87 Low: 73.
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Here are the top five stories today in Myrtle Beach:
- Three people were taken to the hospital, and two homes were destroyed in a North Myrtle Beach fire on Wednesday. The blaze happened near 28th Avenue North and Duffy Street in the Cherry Grove section of the city. The extent of the injuries, and the cause of the fire is unknown at the time of this posting. Crews from NMB Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, Calabash (NC) Fire Department and Myrtle Beach FD were all on-scene. (WMBF)(WBTW) (wpde.com)
- The North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission has delayed a decision on a proposed 800-unit housing development expected to be built at the intersection of Highways 31 and 22. The development, named The Preserve, would cover over 110 acres on the southeast corner of that intersection, with multi-family housing units and over 10,000 square feet of retail space. The Planning Commissioner described the project’s design as looking “like barracks,” and said it is unattractive and does not seem up to par for the area. (WBTW)
- The Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach received a $50,000 grant from the Waccamaw Community Foundation to fund a feasibility study focusing on whether or not the museum could move from its current South Ocean Boulevard location to the Arts and Innovation District downtown. An anonymous donor provided the remaining $25,000 for the study, which will cost nearly $75,000 to complete. (Myhorrynews)
- Here’s everything voters may need to know for the June 28 primary runoff elections in South Carolina. Early voting is available through Friday, June 24 until 5 p.m. Polls will be open on June 28 for in-person voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the state. In Horry County, the runoff elections are for State House District 106, County Council Chair, County Council District 8 and Board of Education Chair — all are Republican seats. (WMBF)
- Surprisingly, Myrtle Beach RV sales have not been impacted by high gas prices, according to area RV dealerships. The RVing lifestyle is attractive for a multitude of reasons, and RV enthusiasts might be slowing down a little because of fuel prices, but they aren’t going to stop doing what they love. Many RVers stay in one place for certain time periods, meaning they are not driving all the time, and they feel the price is better than paying for a hotel room. Camping World and Carolina RV on the Grand Strand are two dealers that report fuel prices are not impacting sales, and prices for some RVs have even come down a little. (WBTW)
Myrtle Beach pic of the day:
Here’s a unique walk on the beach — bring your cat! Melinda Nicholson sent in this photo of her granddaughter Jessenya, and Luna the cat, having a sunrise stroll. Thanks for the cute pic, Melinda!
Today in Myrtle Beach:
- Storybook Experience: Once upon a Dream @ Wonderworks Theatre (11 a.m.)
- Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ Gov’t & Justice Ctr (4:30 p.m.)
- Father’s Day Beer Dinner @ Tidal Creek Brewhouse (6 p.m.)
- Chilean Wine Tasting with Pairing @ Cap’n Cork, Murrells Inlet (6 p.m.)
- Open Mic @ Fresh Brewed Coffee House (6:30 p.m.)
- Music on Main Concert Series @ The Horseshoe, North Myrtle Beach (7 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- This may be my favorite story of the whole year! A dog that was at Horry County Animal Care Center was reunited with her family after being at the shelter for more than 100 days! The family saw the dog’s photo on social media, and recognized Loretta — their missing dog. They contacted the shelter right away, and after confirming a few details, Loretta and her family were reunited! This is a good time to mention that having your pets microchipped is a great way to be sure they’ll be reunited with you quickly if they ever go missing. (Live5News)
- North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue needs to fill at least six FF/EMT positions. Apply before July 14 https://www.governmentjobs.com… (North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue via Facebook)
- A couple of updates from the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: These pretty keychains made by Oakland Dupree are available at the shelter for $5 each. (HSNMB via Facebook). For the rest of this month, celebrate National Foster a Pet month and share your #MyFosterBreakup Letter to help HSNMB win a $10,000 grant and a fun party for our pets from Petco Love. (The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach via Facebook)
- Carolina Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has reported that the juvenile swan that was found covered in oil at Ocean Lakes Campground is recovering slowly, and they are hopeful there won’t be any permanent damage to the bird. She is currently unable to regulate her body temperature on her own, and has one injured wing. The bird is making small improvements each day. (wpde.com)
- House hunting online is fun, but seeing the property in person is better. The folks at Redfin got together with Patch to compile this week’s list of open houses in the Grand Strand area. (Myrtle Beach Patch)
- The annual Salute From the Shore military flyover will be happening on the 4th of July starting in North Myrtle Beach at 1 p.m., and traveling down the coast to Bluffton. The F-16 and C-17 aircraft fly out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base and Joint Base Charleston. It’s an incredible sight to see! (wpde.com)
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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Thursday off right. See you all Friday to kick off another Grand Strand summer weekend!
— Kathy Mandell
About me: The best decision I ever made was relocating to the Myrtle Beach area from New England a few years ago, with my three dogs and three cats. I enjoy dogs, cats, road trips, photography, writing, vegetarian food, live music, bicycling and above all my daily walks on the beaches in and around the Grand Strand.
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