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🌱 CCU Student Death Being Investigated + HC Council Ponders Pay Raise

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Welcome back, Myrtle Beach! I’m here in your inbox per usual to tell you everything you need to know about what’s going on around town today, Tuesday, November 29, 2022. In this issue, you’ll find news about…

  • SLED is investigating the weekend death of a student at Coastal Carolina University.
  • Horry County Council members may give themselves a salary increase.
  • A new Dunkin’ GO store has opened on Mr. Joe White Avenue.

But first, today’s weather:

Sunny. High: 68 Low: 58.


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Here are the top five stories in Myrtle Beach today:

  1. SLED is investigating the death of a CCU student. An unidentified Coastal Carolina University student was found deceased on Sunday night at Magnolia Hall off University Boulevard. Authorities said there was no evidence of a threat to the campus. The cause of death and the student’s name has not been released. (WBTW) (WMBF) (wpde.com)
  2. Following up on a story from last week, a 19-year-old man has been arrested and jailed on burglary charges after he is alleged to have entered a home in Waterford Plantation in Carolina Forest. When the man and an armed person accompanying him realized a resident was inside the home, they ran away. Evidence suggests that the two were checking homes and vehicles in the neighborhood for unlocked doors. (WBTW)
  3. North Myrtle Beach Police have released a report on the early November shooting that happened near the High Tide Motel. The victim in the case was riding his bicycle home from work when he stopped on Ocean Boulevard to answer his phone. The suspect driving an SUV stopped behind him and began shouting insults. A woman in the SUV told the victim to run. As he turned to run, the suspect took out a gun and fired two shots, but did not hit the victim. NMBPD identified the suspect and arrested him at his workplace on November 18. He was charged with attempted murder and has posted a $15,000 bond. (WMBF)
  4. Myrtle Beach’s Dunkin’ GO franchise is now open at 1937 Mr. Joe White Avenue near Sam’s Club. The new idea from Dunkin’ is a drive-through only restaurant, inspired by the company’s observation of a shift in the way customers behave — preferring online ordering and drive-thru service. This is the second Dunkin’ GO store in our area. The other one is in Conway. (WBTW)(wpde.com)
  5. It won’t take effect for at least two years, but Horry County Council is considering pay raises for council members. The raises, if approved, would not take effect until after the 2024 general election. Currently, council members receive an annual salary of just under $16,000, except for the chairperson who gets $25,751 annually. Each member also is given a budget that allows them to spend money on training, travel, meals and equipment associated with the position. (Myhorrynews)

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Myrtle Beach pic of the day:

Today’s photo is of a decorated boat from the 38th Annual Christmas Regatta taken by reader John Rinaldo. The Regatta fundraiser happened on Saturday evening around the Little River and North Myrtle Beach area of the Grand Strand, on the Intracoastal Waterway. Thanks for the pic, John!

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Christmas Regatta reflection on the water. Photo courtesy of John Rinaldo.
Today in Myrtle Beach:
  • T-Mobile Tuesdays: Get Delighted Every Week (8:30 a.m.)
  • Keep Horry County Beautiful Meeting @ 1301 Second Ave., Conway (11:30 a.m.)
  • One Year Anniversary! @ Cap’n Cork (noon)
  • The Carolina Opry Christmas Special Matinee @ Carolina Opry (1 p.m.)
  • Light of the City Christmas Tree Lighting @ McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach (6 p.m.)
  • The Potatoheads @ Danny Lee’s Place (8:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Jobs, jobs, jobs! Check out the latest Myrtle Beach area job openings, courtesy of Patch and ZipRecruiter. (Myrtle Beach Patch) WFXB FOX-TV has an opening for a full-time Business Manager in Myrtle Beach. Check out all the info in the link here: (Abccolumbia.com). The Myrtle Beach Pelicans is looking for interns to fill out the 2023 seasonal staff roster. A number of different departments are currently interviewing and hiring. (Myrtle Beach Pelicans via Facebook) A building materials manufacturer is expanding operations into Horry County with the possibility of more than 40 new job openings in 2023. (WMBF) (wpde.com)
  • The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: “Little Binx is throwing quite the kitty temper tantrum because he’s disappointed we aren’t even halfway to our $5K goal for Giving Tuesday! 😿😿😿 We need donations. Without donations, we cannot operate!” (The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach via Facebook)
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport: “Travelers aren’t the only ones who benefit from our P.E.T.S therapy dog program… 😉. Thanks to Penny Jane for bringing smiles to our staff! #PETSMYR #PupsEasingTravelStress” (Myrtle Beach International Airport via Facebook)
  • Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: “An upside-down house blew into town, and now we have one of the most fun attractions at The Beach: WonderWorks! This indoor amusement park has 100+ interactive and educational exhibits that will have kids laughing and learning all at the same time.” (Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina via Facebook)
  • Myrtle Beach Police Department: “There are a couple of days left to donate! If you would still like to drop off supplies, you can do so from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the PD located off Joe White Avenue until November 30.” (Myrtle Beach Police Department via Facebook) November 30 is also the last day to donate new socks or gently-worn shoes at both Tanger Outlets locations. (WMBF)
  • Here are some more holiday events coming up in the Grand Strand area: Long Bay Theatre’s Christmas musical may not be for everyone, but it’s happening December 2 through 11 at Dream House Theatre. The show is called The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, and is geared specifically for adult audiences only! (Long Bay Theatre) The Wonders of Christmas Holiday Magic Spectacular: is a brand-new show happening at Wonders Theatre now through December 31. (wpde.com)

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That’s it for today. See you all tomorrow morning for another update!

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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