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Heroin overdoses continue to rise. Police fight threat with new weapon to save lives

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:54:44 EDT

More than 1,000 people knocked on death’s door from heroin and opioid overdoses last year in Horry County. They were pulled back by medics armed with Narcan — a potentially … Click to Continue »


Brittanee Drexel’s mom hopeful, but anxious as new search enters second day

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:04:47 EDT

A new search that began Friday related to Brittanee Drexel’s case in Georgetown County continued through Saturday evening. “I think that we need a lot of prayer right now in … Click to Continue »


If you live in a subdivision, you'll have to put the gun down

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:29:46 EDT

County officials say they are simplifying proposed rules as to where weapons can be legally fired in Horry County and will give the public an opportunity to have their say … Click to Continue »


Arrested the same day Drexel search began, they’re accused of forcing kids into sex

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:41:37 EDT

Four Columbia men, facing federal sex trafficking charges, were arrested in Georgetown County on Friday – the day the latest search in the Brittanee Drexel case began in a wooded … Click to Continue »


Major transformation planned at Barefoot Landing with new restaurant district

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:32:34 EDT

Burroughs & Chapin is planning a major transformation of Barefoot Landing over the next few years, beginning with the development of a new restaurant district anchored with Lulu’s by Lucy … Click to Continue »


Highway road rage leads to gunfire with two kids in the back seat

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:10:51 EDT

A man told police he was forced off the road and shot at by the driver on S.C. Highway 22 in the Conway area Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old man said … Click to Continue »


Two injured in Myrtle Beach condo fire

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:02:02 EDT

A fire at a Myrtle Beach condo sent two people to the hospital early Monday morning, according to local news stations. WPDE reported that one victim had suffered slight burns. … Click to Continue »


Fire destroys condo. Sends two victims to the hospital.

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:57:02 EDT

A fire destroyed a Myrtle Beach home and sent two people to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries early Monday morning. The Myrtle Beach Fire Department was called to the … Click to Continue »


See who spent time in jail, March 27

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:36:40 EDT

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the photo for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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Myrtle Beach weather forecast for Monday and throughout the week

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:41:32 EDT

Your daily and extended forecast from Grand Strand News Alliance partner WPDE. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s throughout the day. Download the WPDE weather app here. Follow Ed … Click to Continue »


Health, helping others and more events in the Myrtle Beach area | Save the Date

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:30:36 EDT

UPCOMING “COFFEE WITH FRIENDS” local author, Nancy Engle to have a book signing, 843-915-5281 or www.horry.lib.sc.us. 10 a.m. April 6, meeting room, the North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 First Ave. … Click to Continue »


Myrtle Beach-area birth announcements

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:27:18 EDT

Tidelands Waccamaw Hospital Joshua and Lauren Momper of Myrtle Beach, a son, John Franco Momper, Feb. 19 Andrew and Michelle Innocenti of Murrells Inlet, a son, Lincoln Rhett Innocenti, March … Click to Continue »


Myrtle Beach weather forecast for 3.27

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:50:19 EDT

Your most accurate and dependable daily and extended Myrtle Beach weather forecast from our friends at WPDE. … Click to Continue »


Investigators wrap up Drexel search in Georgetown. FBI says it’s getting closer

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:15:36 EDT

Investigative activity related to the Brittanee Drexel case resumed Sunday morning in the woods off of Foxfire Court in Georgetown. Operations were completed by 2 p.m., but investigators were mum … Click to Continue »


He had been high on meth for two days. Now he was paranoid and police were closing in.

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:36:04 EDT

The man admitted to police that he had been high on meth for two days. He was now paranoid and said he wanted help. The 37-year-old man, with a smooth … Click to Continue »


FBI wraps up latest Drexel-related investigation

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:32:50 EDT

Police and FBI agents continued to search a wooded area off of Foxfire Court in Georgetown Sunday, March 26, 2017, for clues related to the case of Brittanee Drexel, who went missing from a spring break trip in Myrtle Beach in 2009.

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She was using the bathroom when her ex stormed in with a gun

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:31:18 EDT

A woman told police she was spending the day at a friend’s home on Cedar Street after a hard breakup when her ex-boyfriend stormed into the house with a gun … Click to Continue »


See who spent time behind bars, March 26

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:34:25 EDT

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the photo for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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Myrtle Beach weather forecast for March 26

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:04:40 EDT

Your daily and extended forecast from Grand Strand News Alliance partner WPDE. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s throughout the day. Download the WPDE weather app here. Follow Ed … Click to Continue »


Drexel: three day FBI search concludes

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:52:51 EDT

Federal Bureau of Investigation Supervisory Agent Don Woods would not say what the FBI discovered in the last three days investigating the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel in the Georgetown area, but he did say that the “investigation was advanced." … Click to Continue »


Entries due Friday for free rebuilds of storm-damaged decks, docks

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:00:00 EDT

Was your dock or deck ravaged by Hurricane Matthew? Local homeowners have a few days left to apply for one of four opportunities to have them rebuilt for free. AZEK … Click to Continue »


Agents and local authorities engage in search related to Brittanee Drexel

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:32:57 EDT

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as local authorities use earth-moving equipment in the search related to Brittanee Drexel’s case off Foxfire Ct. in Georgetown on Saturday.

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Contestants compete in Myrtle Beach Highland Games

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:45:47 EDT

The Myrtle Beach Highland Games is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the Celtic Heritage through music, athletics and customs of the Scottish Heritage and the continuance of the Gaelic culture.

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Rare March subtropical storm could develop over the Atlantic early next week

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:05:52 EDT

A rare March subtropical storm could develop over the Atlantic sometime early next week. According to The Weather Channel, there has only been one other subtropical or tropical storm form … Click to Continue »


Myrtle Beach weather forecast for March 25

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:30:31 EDT

Your daily and extended forecast from Grand Strand News Alliance partner WPDE. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s throughout the day. Download the WPDE weather app here. Follow Ed … Click to Continue »


Members of North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue explain Narcan

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:19:16 EDT

The plunger is pushed on a nasal syringe simulating how Narcan forms a mist and is given to a person in an opioid overdose on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Lt. Nathan Marker of North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue said his officers use the nasal injection as first responders based on three criteria - pinpoint pupils, respiratory distress and unresponsive patient. If the ambulance is the first responder, the patient receives an injection. … Click to Continue »


See who spent time behind bars in the Myrtle Beach and Georgetown areas.

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:31:04 EDT

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The Sun News’ bird columnist Phillips dies

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:54 EDT

Gary Phillips, a columnist with The Sun News for nearly two decades and known for his weekly column “Bird Notes” in the newspaper’s Neighbors section on Thursdays, died unexpectedly Monday. … Click to Continue »


A $1 million lottery ticket is sold. Five people get money

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:01:57 EDT

A group of five friends in Murrells Inlet, who go by the name “the Powerballers,” can now call themselves “Winners” too. After 14 years of ‘religious’ Powerball play, the group … Click to Continue »


New shopping center coming to North Myrtle Beach

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:44:39 EDT

A new shopping center is coming to North Myrtle Beach and it will be located at 1615 Highway 17 South, the former location of the Antique Mart.   According to … Click to Continue »

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