happy Sundaythe people of myrtle beach! Let’s keep up to date with what’s happening locally to start today on an informed note. Before I start, I wanted to give a congratulations to all my readers! Your comments are so encouraging! Thank you!
A look at Sunday’s summer weather:
Warmer with periods of sunshine. High: 75 Low: 62.
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Here are today’s top five stories in Myrtle Beach:
- For some people Myrtle Beach Marathon Runners it was their first marathon since the start of the pandemic. For others, it was the last race they needed to qualify for the boston marathon. But above all they ran for good causes and to raise awareness on important issues. the the weather was perfect to run, and about 4,000 athletes participated. (WMBF)
- the The Myrtle Beach Police Department welcomed seven new officers to the department on Friday during a swearing-in ceremony at the Collins Law Enforcement Center. Officers are excited to get to work serve and protect the community. The group comes from 754th Class of South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. (wpde.com)
- The Grand Strand showed a 13% increase in hotel footfall this week, regardless of rising gas prices. Local business owners depend on tourists, especially those who travel by car to come here. A business owner estimates that 80% of its customers come here by car, or rent a car upon arrival. Right now, tourists don’t seem discouraged by the price of gasoline. Myrtle Beach International The airport also expects to break records again in 2022. (WMBF)
- Construction site on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk remodeling started this weekbusiness-oriented between Myrtle Beach Pavilion and Plyler Park. Later, the project will focus on Make Ocean Boulevard safer for pedestrians by adding new safety rails. the when the boardwalk was last repaired that was about ten years ago. (myhorrynews)
- myrtle beach radio station Energy 92.1 has launched a new temporary branding in support of Ukraine This weekend. The train station renamed itself Ukraine 92.1. All weekend the station has been spotlighting Ukrainians who live on the Grand Strandand providing information about fundraising and relief efforts. (wpde.com)
Myrtle Beach photo of the day:
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- News13’s weekend pet is Slug! It’s a long haired all gray kitty which is about three months. Slug arrived at Grand Strand Humane Society as a stray dog just a few days ago, and he is available for adoption. GSHS says he is very calm and would make a great addition to any family. (WBTW)
- The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: We currently have 24 cats and kittens in our care at this time and only one of them has a sponsor! We need your help! What does a sponsor do? It’s simple! You sponsor a cat for $50which helps to cover the cost of food, bedding, vaccines and preventive care while the cat is in our care. (Facebook)
- The city dubbed the sophomore year of Myrtle Beach High School, Mandy Vipperman, “Gatorade Girl” like her distributed cups of drink and words of encouragement on Farrow Parkway during the Myrtle Beach Marathon on Saturday. (WMBF)
- Sports tourism is essential to Myrtle Beach’s economy, say city leaders. Starting with the marathon, the trials attract athletes and their families to the Grand Strand increases tourism in the region. Spring training for basketball and softball very busy weeks are coming soon, and golf is also a big part spring sports tourism. (WBTW)
- The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a nonprofit council. The advice aims to promote the sustainability and growth of chamber not-for-profit organizationsand strengthen their role in the Grand Strand community. Upcoming networking events and seminars, and will be open to all not-for-profit investors in the chamber. A list of board members for a two-year term is included in the link. (Press Release Office)
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About me: The best decision I ever made was moving to the Myrtle Beach area from New England a few years ago, along with my three dogs and three cats. I love dogs, cats, road trips, photography, writing, vegetarian food, live music, cycling and especially my daily walks on the beaches in and around Grand Strand.