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Sea Turtle Patrol Needs Volunteers


by Jeanne Yates

The North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol is seeking volunteers to walk the beach at dawn to spot sea turtle nests from May 1st thru September 1st. Finding a sea turtle nest can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles are the state reptile of South Carolina and on the endangered species list. At nesting time, the large reptile comes on shore to lay her eggs. She digs a hole and deposits about 120 ping-pong ball sized eggs in a hole, and covers them with sand. After approximately 120 days, tiny hatchlings emerge from the eggs. Many of the hatchlings do not survive due to environmental factors.

The North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol seeks to ensure the safety of the nests and hatchlings. Anyone interested in joining this worthwhile group should e-mail Linda Mataya at nmbturtles@hotmail.com. There will be a meeting of interested parties in April to learn more about the sea turtle group. Volunteers can specify how many mornings they are available to work. The Windy Hill area is in need of the most beach walkers at this time. 

 

 

 


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Mardi Gras Merriment Coming to Barefoot Landing


by Jeanne Yates

Put on a crazy costume and join fellow Mardi Gras revelers on Tuesday, March 8th at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. Dick's Last Resort will host its 19th annual Mardi Gras parade and festivities beginning at 5pm.

Beginning at Greg Norman's Australian Grille, the parade will travel along the Intracoastal Waterway and by the shops, ending at Dick's. The parade will have about 20 to 30 floats designed by local businesses. Following the parade, Dick's Last Resort will celebrate with a fun-filled party.

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" and is associated with the last night of eating rich food before fasting for the Lenten Season. Green, purple and gold are the official Mardi Gras colors. Tradition calls for masks, costumes and dancing in the streets. The best known Mardi Gras celebration takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

So, plan on bringing the whole family to this kid friendly event. Beads, candy, music, costumes and more will make this a night to remember. Find out more information about Barefoot Landing and Dick's Last Resort at www.bflanding.com.

 

 


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Amendment, court date pushes dredging controversy forward


by WMBF NEWS

North Myrtle Beach leaders are rallying in Columbia this week to testify in support of a measure that could help speed up a controversial dredging project in Cherry Grove.

Mayor Marilyn Hatley and members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council testified before a House subcommittee Wednesday on behalf of an amendment that would remove certain channels in Cherry Grove from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's oversight.

The measure, if passed, would eliminate a DHEC permitting process needed to dredge several muddy canals in Cherry Grove.

Read the full story at http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/14182218/amendment-court-date-pushes-dredging-controversy-forward

 


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North Myrtle Beach welcomes Bash at the Beach


North Myrtle Beach, SC

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of North Myrtle Beach welcome the Bash at the Beach Men's Collegiate Golf Tournament and the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge Women's Collegiate Golf Tournament this weekend, March 6-8, 2011 in North Myrtle Beach.

"We have worked for the past year organizing this tournament in North Myrtle Beach. From efforts of myself and Jaime Futttriel, Women's' Golf Coach at the College of Charleston, we hope to make this an annual event for the North Myrtle Beach area and look forward to many exciting tournaments in years to come," stated Keith Floyd, co-organizer of the tournament.

Both tournaments will be held at the Surf Golf & Beach Club and Barefoot Resort - Love Course in North Myrtle Beach. A total of 140 players will be participating in both tournaments. Some of the schools represented in these tournaments include Appalachian State, Anderson College, Campbell University, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, East Carolina University, East Tennessee State, Illinois State, Morehead State College and the University of South Carolina.

"We are excited to welcome these collegiate teams to our community. And we are confident that this will be a long-term and growing relationship over the coming years. The chamber in conjunction with the city will continue to grow our sports tourism efforts," stated Marc Jordan, President/CEO of the Chamber.

Spectators are welcome at both tournaments. For more information the Surf Golf & Beach Club at (843) 249-1021 or Barefoot Resort - Love Course at (843) 390-3200.

 


Local Information

Grand Strand Coastal Alliance standardizes laws along Grand Strand


by WMBF NEWS

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC - When it comes to having fun in the sand, there are some basic rules and regulations beachgoers need to know about. Now those rules will be the same all along the Grand Strand.

As of March 3, the Grand Strand Coastal Alliance has adopted a standardized set of laws for all beaches in Horry County. The main reason being making it easier for people to remember what is allowed on the beach.

Government will be regulating where and when dogs and bicycles are allowed on the beach. Officials are also standardizing the distances related to boating, swimming and beach umbrellas. 

Read the full story at http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/14179447/grand-strand-coastal-alliance-standardizes-laws-along-grand-strand


North Myrtle Beach Headline News

Do You Remember When?


by Jeanne Yates

Blast to the past at La Belle Amie Vineyard from 12-5pm, on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The popular Remember When Oldies Festival will take you back in time to pleasant memories and worry free days.

Relax to the sounds of The Holiday Band and Mary and Vance. Winner of the 2009 Carolina Beach Music Group of the Year, The Holiday Band is one of the most versatile groups in the Grand Strand area. They have been described as the South- East's Premier Party and dance band.

Besides sampling the distinctive wines of La Belle Amie Vineyard, enjoy the taste of Hunt's Lexington Style Cooking & Smokin' Pitt BBQ.

Admission to this fun day is $8.00, but under18 or over 80 is free. Bring two can items for the area food banks and receive $3.00 off admission.

Remember to pack up your chairs and blankets, some good friends, and be ready to journey back to the good old days at this memorable event!

The vineyard is located on Hwy90 & St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC. In addition to great food, music and wine, crafters, prizes and a vineyard tour (2:30) will make the day complete.

 


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Wildlife Extravaganza at Jud Kuhn Chevrolet


by Jeanne Yates

Grab your family and head to Jud Kuhn Chevrolet on Saturday, March 5 for a Ducks Unlimited event. Geared toward ages 7-17, the organization will offer free education about wildlife and conservation.

A variety of activities, starting at 9pm have been planned for the day. They include gun safety, archery target shooting, 4 wheeler safety, duck calling lessons, and retriever demonstrations. A snake exhibit by Ryan Reed of CCU and a falcon hunting exhibition will round out the event.

Food and drinks will be on hand for visitors.

Ducks Unlimited is a world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Their organization was formed in 1937 by a group of sportsman who wanted to protect the dwindling waterfowl population. Since 1985, Ducks Unlimited has worked to conserve more than 120,000acres of wetlands and uplands in South Carolina. The organization has projects ongoing in all 50 states, every Canadian Province and in areas of Mexico and Latin America. Log onto www.ducksunlimited.org to learn more about this group.

Greenwings, a youth chapter of Ducks Unlimited, is for anyone under 17 who wants to be involved with conserving waterfowl and their habitats. Check out www.greenwing.org to find out more about Greenwings.

Anyone who likes the outdoors, some food and fun should enjoy this great affair. Jud Kuhn Chevrolet is located at 3740 Hwy 9, in Little River, SC. Call Jesse Medlock at 843-222-6700 for more information about this Ducks Unlimited event.

 


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Home prices continue fall in Grand Strand


by WMBF NEWS

Home prices took another hit at the end of 2010, as many real estate professionals expected the market to be improving.

According to a report by Standard and Poor's/Case Shiller national home prices dropped 4.1 percent in the last quarter of 2010, compared to the last quarter of 2009. Of the 20 major metropolitan areas included in the report, only two have seen an increase in prices year-to-year.

Real estate researcher Tom Maeser in Myrtle Beach said prices in Horry and Georgetown Counties have also declined.

Read the full story at http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/14087960/home-prices-continue-fall-in-grand-strand


Local Information

Dealing with "bully" breeds: Training & owner responsibility


by WMBF NEWS

Owners and dog trainers agree that training, obedience and schedule are key to having a well behaved dog. And without these, it can be a recipe for disaster.

It's been more than nine years since Wendy Fields brought home her Rottweiler, Venus. She's all too familiar with the negative connotation for dogs deemed "bully breeds." "When we do take her on walks on the beach, people will change direction or clear a path for us," says Fields.

After one close call involving a cat years ago, she said she didn't want to take any chances and called K9 Central Dog Trainer Anthony Catana. Catana also uses his training tactics on his own two dogs.

Read the full story at http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/14079253/dealing-with-bully-breeds-training-owner-responsibility

 


Local Information

Horry County takes new approach, spends less on annual report


by WMBF NEWS

Horry County leaders want citizens across the Grand Strand and beyond to know exactly what happens behind the scenes at County Council meetings and where tax dollars are going. They are paying thousands of dollars to make sure citizens know where every penny is spent.

For about a decade those thousands of dollars have paid to print and distribute the county's annual report in the local newspaper. However, county spokesperson Lisa Bourcier admitted the report was often overlooked.

Read the full story at http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/14156269/transparency-major-goal-for-horry-county-leaders

 

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