In 2019, the Myrtle Beach Police Department will present the first session of “Guardian Academy,” a new program for parents, guardians and various other caregivers to provide assistance and access to education and resources. The program’s purpose is to promote, reinforce and strengthen relationships within families, benefiting the young people in our Myrtle Beach community.
For more than 100 years, beach lovers have flocked to the Grand Strand to enjoy the beautiful coastline and warm temperatures. Tourism is, without a doubt, Myrtle Beach’s top industry. However, in recent decades, a specific category of tourism has emerged: sports tourism.
Ever wonder what the namesake is for a Myrtle Beach road, building or park? The city’s collection of namesakes tells the story of our people, growth and progression.
Myrtle Beach residents recently have noticed coyotes roaming in their neighborhoods, with reports of pets being injured or killed. The City of Myrtle Beach is aware of these heartbreaking incidents. With an increase in coyote sightings, the city has scheduled a public meeting on January 30 to provide more information and seek additional help.
With help from hundreds of property owners, business owners and folks who just love Myrtle Beach, the city’s vision for the downtown area is coming together. The city asks you, “What is your vision for downtown Myrtle Beach?”
Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently reviewed the outstanding Series 2016 Air Force Base Refunding TIF Bonds and the currently proposed Series 2018 AFB TIF Bonds. Both agencies issued ratings in the “A” category, with stable outlook, for the 2016 bonds. And, both assigned a similar rating to the proposed new issue of up to $15 million.
Since 1999, Myrtle Beach has addressed stormwater management and maintenance with a monthly utility fee, charged to residential and commercial properties alike based on the amount of runoff that each site generates. Much progress has been made in the nearly 20 years since the fee began, as evidenced by our lack of flooding and property damage inside the city from recent storms.
Moped riders must comply with new state safety and registration requirements beginning November 19, and illegal golf cart driving now carries a state penalty. The changes are thanks to the South Carolina General Assembly, which approved the new laws.
Domestic violence is a state and national problem affecting more than 10 million Americans annually. The Myrtle Beach Police Department usually averages five to six domestic violence calls per week, and Officer Michele Paitsel with the Police Department’s Family Services Unit is dedicated to handling these cases.
The use and abuse of drugs containing opioids has been termed a national epidemic by academicians and government officials alike. Not only does this plague take a tremendous toll on those suffering from the disease and their families, but the societal cost in terms of crime (to feed the habit) and the consumption of public resources (to investigate the crimes committed and save the lives of those who overdose) is immense, as well.