Fifty years in business is quite an accomplishment! During its meeting on Tuesday, September 14, the Myrtle Beach City Council recognized George Southerland for his success and service. At age 93, Southerland has sold The Parts Store after owning and operating it for more than 50 years in the same spot.
Myrtle Beach will recognize the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony at Warbird Park, the new home to the 9/11 Unity Memorial, at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11. The public is invited to attend.
The City of Myrtle Beach welcomes new Assistant City Manager Brian Tucker to our “first in service” staff. Tucker brings extensive management experience to the city. He earned a Financial Management Degree from Clemson University.
In alphabetical order, here are the names, addresses and contact information for the five mayoral candidates and five City Council candidates who filed for the upcoming Myrtle Beach city election by today’s noon deadline. City voters will choose a mayor and three Council members in voting on Tuesday, November 2.
Myrtle Beach’s population grew by nearly 32 percent during the last 10 years! According to the US Census, 8,573 more people called Myrtle Beach “home” in the past decade.
Overhead utility lines aren’t very pretty, and they don’t always fare well in a hurricane. For those two reasons, the City of Myrtle Beach pioneered the underground utility fund more than 20 years ago, to pay for retrofitting the overhead utilities.
Two golds! Now that the Olympics are over, athletes who previously competed in Myrtle Beach won two Gold Medals in Japan… In all, nine track-and-field athletes at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games had competed at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium earlier in their careers.
Just a reminder that it’s illegal for individuals to shoot fireworks in the City of Myrtle Beach. City code prohibits the sale, possession or use of fireworks inside the city, with the exception of approved, professional fireworks shows. A violation is a misdemeanor, subject to a fine and/or jail time.
The City of Myrtle Beach will celebrate Juneteenth with history and music beginning at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, at Charlie’s Place on Carver Street. Everyone’s invited! City Council issued a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth and the history it represents.
If you’ve ever wondered how a new street name is chosen, here’s some background on the process, provided by the Myrtle Beach Planning Department. Under state law, the Planning Commission is the public body which decides and approves names for roads and streets in a jurisdiction. In order to name a street, we have to have a street to name. And only two circumstances provide such an opportunity.