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You can hear the rare sound of silence in Myrtle Beach. With the “work or home” limitation and all events on hold, COVID-19 quieted what should be a bustling spring season. The lack of noise is noticeable, yet Myrtle Beach still offers that first-in-service experience. A crisis like COVID-19 changes your perspective. Many systems and …

Newcomers to Myrtle Beach may wonder why Farrow Parkway is so named or who Mr. Joe White was. The city has a vast collection of roads, buildings and parks named in honor of those who contributed to our city’s remarkable growth and progression. Here are just a few examples to satisfy your curiosity.  Nance Plaza at the …

Myrtle Beach’s new Quality of Life Court is expected to hear its first cases in mid-March. The goal of establishing such a court is to quickly address issues that negatively affect the quality of life here for our residents, businesses and visitors. Charleston and other cities nationwide use a similar court process to help create …

Myrtle Beach is a young town, but the city works hard to preserve the short history that we have.  The city was incorporated in 1938, barely eighty years ago, but those have been active decades.  Much has changed, and the city has seen tremendous growth. The history of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base …

The City of Myrtle Beach is blessed to have a wealth of volunteers who help the city meet and accomplish its goals each year.  Nearly two hundred people serve in some capacity on one of the city’s boards, commissions, or committees.  Volunteer positions usually are appointed by city council, although some of the groups are ad …

Need a refresher about when to bring your trash receptacle inside and what’s recyclable?  Here are helpful tips regarding the City of Myrtle Beach’s curbside solid waste services for residential customers. City Code and Curbside Containers It’s a violation under city code to leave your trash receptacle or recycling containers at curbside after your collection …

Myrtle Beach’s unique musical history is part of the story being told through the restoration and re-use of Charlie’s Place on Carver Street.  Charlie Fitzgerald and his wife, Sarah, owned the Myrtle Beach nightspot from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.  The Shag and “beach music” all have their origins here.  Famous African-Americans entertained …

by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30.  Should a hurricane threaten the Grand Strand this year, our citizens, business owners and visitors must be ready to act.  The time to prepare is NOW, before the storm even exists.  Here are a number of tips to help …

Work is underway to create a new Arts and Innovation District in the heart of Myrtle Beach.  The area includes Main Street, Broadway Street, Oak Street and Ninth Avenue North.  Buildings along Ninth Avenue North may be the first to redevelop, with plans already underway for a co-working and events space. In March, the Myrtle …

Myrtle Beach’s paid parking season is underway and continues through October 31.  Generally, no one feels enthusiasm for parking meters, but they are helpful in managing infrastructure.  First, they identify which spaces are available and legal for parking.  Second, they encourage turnover so that more people can enjoy a handy parking spot.  Third, revenue from …