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Happy Wednesday, Myrtle Beach! Let’s get this day started off right. Here’s everything you need to know around town today. In today’s top stories, you’ll hear about new ordinances protecting animals, a well-known Myrtle Beach businessman dies in a car wreck, a hotel fire displaced 30 residents, the city’s historic district is getting some attention, and the school board met to discuss masks and other COVID-19 precautions ahead of next week’s first day of school.
Let’s check out today’s weather: Mostly sunny with a stray shower possible. High: 86 Low: 75.
Here are the top stories today in Myrtle Beach:
- Horry County leaders are implementing changes aimed at protecting dogs, cats and other animals. The Public Safety Committee approved a new ordinance that will require animal owners to provide sufficient food, water, shelter and veterinary care. The plan also gives new rules for sheltering, breeding operations, waterproofing and wind proofing of outdoor dog enclosures, and education about the care of feral cats. (WBTW)
- 74-year-old Rik Dickinson, a well-known Myrtle Beach entrepreneur, was killed Sunday afternoon in an automobile crash. Dickinson was the founder of Encore Video, a video production studio he created here in 1980. His longtime friend and colleague, Doug Kelly, who owns Carolina Film Group, said Dickinson had recently retired. MBPD is investigating the crash. (MyHorryNews.com)
- A fire at the Shady Rest Motel on Monday required 30 residents to evacuate. Power was cut to the building, and all residents were displaced, even though the fire was contained to one unit. The American Red Cross responded and is working to assist the affected families. (wpde.com)
- The City of Myrtle Beach is meeting with businesses located in the historic district about plans to lease four buildings on 9th Avenue North. The aim is to update infrastructure in the immediate downtown historic area. Business owners or investors who might renovate the buildings would receive historic tax credits as long as the properties remain held by the same owners/investors for at least five years. The goal is to activate the area to make it more amenable to residents and visitors alike. (MyHorryNews.com)
- The Horry County School Board met this week to talk about plans for the new school year. School is set to begin next week, and while the district will not have a mask mandate or requirement, it is encouraging mask wearing for all students and staff. The school cannot legally require masks because of South Carolina law prohibiting public schools from having mask mandates. The district removed all plexiglass barriers this summer and had the materials recycled. A coronavirus case dashboard will be in use, and some athletic game schedules have been revised. (WMBF)
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Today in Myrtle Beach
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee – Myrtle Beach City Hall (8:30 AM)
- Crafter’s Cove for Kids @ Surfside Beach (9:00 AM)
- Mommy & Me Art Play Session @ Studio 4319 (10:00 AM)
- Ukulele Class @ Socastee Library (2:30 PM)
- Ryan Newman @ Filet’s Restaurant (6:00 PM)
- Spellbound @ Deckerz (6:30 PM)
- Shelley Sasser @ Broadway at the Beach (7:00 PM)
Myrtle Beach Patch Notebook
- Briarcliffe Acres neighbors, and others, notice a rise in coyote sightings. (WMBF)
- Organizers of North Myrtle Beach’s Music On Main concert series are moving the events up an hour earlier to 6:00 PM for the two upcoming shows, August 12 and August 19, to accommodate golf cart drivers who need to be in compliance with SC laws prohibiting driving after dark. No announcement has been made about September and October concerts.(WPDE)
- SHARK! A surfer at our very own Cherry Grove Beach got quite a surprise when he watched footage of himself surfing… with a shark! (MyrtleBeachSC.com)
- Are you in search of a new furry family member? Check out these Myrtle Beach Area adoptable pets! (Patch)
- Horry Georgetown Technical College: Culinary Students Compete At ACF National Convention (Press Release Desk)
- Waves of Praise Gospel Music Festival is expected to attract 10,000 and is scheduled for September 3rd and 4th, despite an increase in COVID cases. (WPDE)
- Step-mother of the woman stabbed 15 times at a Myrtle Beach Dunkin’ Donuts was ‘terrified’. The DD employee is recovering in the hospital, and the attacker has been arrested. (WBTW)
- A necropsy is planned to determine the cause of death of a beached whale that washed ashore in Myrtle Beach on Monday.(wpde.com)
- A Grand Strand Vietnam veteran returned to the sky in the left seat of a helicopter, with a little help from his friends, as he fights two illnesses. (WMBF)
- One person was injured in a Myrtle Beach shooting that occurred mid-morning on Monday. Police are investigating. (wpde.com)
- Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: It’s a lovely day here in sunny Myrtle Beach, S.C.!! Getting our daily dose of vitamin D with hardly a cloud in the sky. (Facebook)
- North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety: Help us wish K9 Jolene a Happy 4th Birthday!! (Facebook)
- The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: Today’s featured Pet Of The Day is Baxter! His adoption fee is being sponsored today by Atlantic Heating & Cooling. (Facebook)
- Myrtle Beach Pelicans: The Pelicans are thrilled to partner with Young Talkers- Adult & Pediatric Therapy Clinic to bring the third annual Deaf Awareness Night to Pelican Stadium on Saturday, August 14. (Facebook)
- Myrtle Beach International Airport: Our latest installation from Brookgreen Gardens features beautiful blown glass artwork by Ed and Barbara Streeter, titled ‘Water, Toad, Woods‘. (Facebook)
- Palmetto Animal Hospital: Bicolor kitties that have black and white markings are commonly called tuxedo or piebald cats, but some people wrongly assume that tuxedo cats are a specific breed. (Facebook)
- The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: We’re hiring! Full and part-time available. Must love animals and people! Apply here: https://humanesocietynmb.org/employment-application. (Facebook)
Thanks for following along and staying informed! I’ll see you Thursday for more news, weather and events.
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— 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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