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South Carolina’s Only Casino Boat is in Little River by Melissa LaScaleia The Big “M” Casino first arrived in South Carolina in 2008.  They have two luxury yachts that sail daily from Little River’s harbor.  Aboard the boat, patrons enjoy dining, beautiful views, entertainment, camaraderie, and of course, gambling.  Land-based casinos are illegal in South …

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Creating Beautiful Smiles by Melissa LaScaleia “I grew up in Fayetteville, NC,” says Dr. Daniel W. Miller, Jr., in an interview with the Insider. “My grandfather was a dentist, and growing up, I used to spend a lot of time with him during the summer months; so began my love affair with dentistry.”  Dr. Miller …

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Our Grass is Always Greener by Melissa LaScaleia Matt Freedman, the owner of Beach Landscaping in Myrtle Beach, is originally from the Washington, D.C. area.  After relocating to Myrtle Beach, Matt and his father, Bob, started a commercial cleaning business.  After nurturing it successfully over the years, Matt was looking for a new challenge.  In …

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​Through ART, We Inspire People to Have FUN and Create Lasting MEMORIES by Melissa LaScaleia Mike Heatherman and his wife, Chris, were living in Ohio.  After their two daughters were grown and in college, they were looking for a way to move to a warmer climate.     “In 2016, our daughters were home from …

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This Year’s Spectacular Lineup by Melissa LaScaleia This month, the annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF), returns once more to the Market Common with film crews flying in from Europe, China, Russia, and everywhere in between.  “The variety of films this year is just phenomenal,” says Jerry Dalton, founder of the film festival and …

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Your Eyes and Ears When You’re Not Here by Melissa LaScaleia Coastal Carolina Home Watch performs house-check and keyholder services for homeowners who maintain a home at the Beach but do not live here year-round.  “My late wife and I purchased a condo in Surfside Beach back in the mid-90s,” Jack Luber, the owner, tells …

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Bringing the Healing Power of Plants to the Grand Strand and Beyond by Melissa LaScaleia Last year, Myrtle Beach native David Spang opened Coastal Green Wellness in the Market Common, South Carolina’s first CBD dispensary.  Together with his girlfriend, Crystal Walter, David conducts the primary aims of his business besides distributing high quality products to …

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Being a Light for People All Over the Country by Melissa Lascaleia The 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival is coming to Myrtle Beach for the first time this month.  Attendees will gather together at Grand Park in the Market Common to enjoy music and food, and collectively send off their hopes, dreams, and prayers across …

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A Must-Stop For Craft Beer in the Market Common by Melissa LaScaleia The Brass Tap opened on January 6, 2016, in the Market Common.  The craft beer bar and upscale pub-food-eatery is part of a corporate chain with about fifty franchise locations.  Last October, the Market Common venue changed ownership and had a grand reopening.  …

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EdVenture Myrtle Beach has taken flight here at The Market Common as of Feb. 15, and on the morning of Presidents’ Days, my 3-year old son and I prepared for takeoff to explore every one of the 3,500-plus square feet! The reincarnated children’s museum is a smaller version of its former life off 21st Avenue …

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