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3 hrs ago | WMBF

Areas around Highway 90 set to see growth

Areas along Highway 90 has the potential to become the next big commercial area in the county, according to Horry County planning leaders.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Five things to know about the sales tax holiday

This year's sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday and Grand Strand merchants are expecting a bonus of shoppers because North Carolina has no tax-free weekend this year.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Entertainment

WMBF

Miller-Motte to host a community health fair

The health fair will be held on Tuesday, August 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miller-Motte will be partnering with more than 40 healthcare providers to offer screenings for the fair.

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WMBF

Social media aids in closing 2 missing persons cases in 1 week

HORRY COUNTY, SC Law enforcement sees posts for missing persons being shared and viewed thousands of times.

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Related Topix: Georgetown, SC, Georgetown County, SC

WMBF

Lawsuit: Alabama husband woke up post-circumcision with no penis

A man has filed a lawsuit against Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham and a number of other defendants claiming his penis was amputated without his permission.

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Related Topix: Princeton, SC, Events, Florence, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

WMBF

Local homeowners insurance rates on the rise

Some homeowners in the area are dealing with higher homeowners' insurance rates.

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Related Topix: Marion, SC, Dillon, SC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WPDE

Backgate construction delayed again, now set for Sunday night

Road work will take place this Sunday night into Monday morning at the Backgate construction site in Myrtle Beach after construction work was cancelled Thursday night, according to Kelly Lee Brosky with Horry County.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Gov. Nikki Haley to meet with Atlantic Beach officials about Bike Fest

Nearly two months after saying Atlantic Beach Bike Fest must end following three fatalities during the Memorial Day event, Gov. Nikki Haley will sit down to talk to officials in the beach town.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays, Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Grand Strand homeowners insurance rates near top in state

It should come as no surprise to readers that South Carolina has the 11th highest homeowner insurance rates in the U.S. and that its coastal areas pay the most in the state.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Georgetown County, SC, Charleston, SC, Beaufort County, SC

WMBF

Horry County, Surfside Beach seeing different benefits from tent ban

Horry County is two months into the beach tent ban, and law enforcement say it has been a success, but Surfside Beach does not see themselves adopting the ban, despite its reviews.

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Related Topix: Surfside Beach, SC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WMBF

News First Alert Weather Team to host inaugural hurricane expo

In addition to the presentations and discussions, a Q&A session will follow. Bring your concerns and questions to talk personally with the experts on hand.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Weather

Myrtle Beach Online

Old building gets new life as country store

The original tin ceiling tiles were dented and dinged but they were cleaned and refinished and reused on the ceiling of the 1938 building located at 4111 Meeting St. in Loris that is being restored by Barbara Taylor to house her business, the Blue Trunk, featuring art, antiques, crafts, skeet ball and an ice cream parlor.

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Related Topix: Loris, SC, Entertainment

Myrtle Beach Online

EDC making plans to recruit next president after Loftona s resignation

Horry County economic development officials plan to patch together a system where the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp. will keep its momentum in the absence of a chief executive officer.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC

WMBF

Horry County looks beyond Backgate toward new road projects

The work being done during the intersection closures over night consists of getting the workers under the bridge and removing safety bracings.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Weather, North-Myrtle-Beach, SC, Conway, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Woman charged with DUI, leaving scene after crash into Socastee car lot

A woman was jailed early Thursday after emergency crews were called to Socastee Auto Sales for a crash that involved four cars on the sales lot, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Entertainment

Myrtle Beach Online

Carolina Southern settlement provides path to restore rail service

The Horry County Council will vote Tuesday night on funding to hire a lawyer to force the sale of Carolina Southern Railroad.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Education

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Strand Notebook | Two chances to learn about tobacco coming in Myrtle Beach area

Free opportunities to learn about tobacco and the role it has played in the county are being presented on July 26 and Aug. 2. On July 26 at the Horry County Museum, Coastal Carolina University history Professor Eldred "Wink" Prince will present "A History of Tobacco."

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, Loris, SC

WMBF

Sonic cannons could help economy, hurt marine life

MYRTLE BEACH, SC The Carolina coast is split on the recent approval of sonic cannons to search the ocean floor for natural resources.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Coastal Carolina University

Myrtle Beach Online

Enforcement continues on adult businesses in Horry County, one re-branding at end of July

A gentleman's club owner in Horry County said he is re-branding his business at the end of the month and "getting out of the way" of county officials driven to close adult-oriented businesses.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, North-Myrtle-Beach, SC, Education

WMBF

Bumpy ride on Aynor roads makes drivers concerned

Driving through Horry County, you may hit a bumpy ride. Weather, without a doubt, plays an impact on our road conditions.

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Related Topix: Aynor, SC

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