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2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Jessica Foster, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 28--A blaze in a Surfside Beach condominium complex damaged four homes Sunday, but nobody was injured. Horry County Fire Rescue spokesman Todd Cartner said firefighters responded to a theat at the South Bay Lakes complex near the intersection of Glenns Bay Road and U.S. 17 Bypass at about 9:15 a.m. and spent about 30 minutes getting the fire under control. The cause is still under investigation. Evacuees and neighbors milled...

2008-06-20 09:00:35

By Jessica Foster, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jun. 20--Horry County has a new, homegrown manufacturing company, the regional economic development group announced Thursday. Southeast Specialty Wire and Cable LLC, which local residents Jim and Sandy Stanton have launched in Murrells Inlet, has five employees and is expected to hire 25 more over the next five years. The couple have worked in the wire and cable industry for decades and decided it was time to start their own...

2008-06-16 09:00:52

By Jessica Foster, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jun. 16--H&M Vinyl Specialists, a Myrtle Beach company that has withstood the dips and peaks of many housing cycles, has hit a rough patch. The cost of making and transporting the vinyl siding they use has risen while business has slowed to a crawl, squeezing the company's bottom line. To stay afloat, owner Henry Hilburn has had to make some tough decisions, including laying off four of his staff members and substituting them...

2008-06-15 18:00:00

By Jessica Foster, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jun. 15--H&M Vinyl Specialists, a Myrtle Beach company that has withstood the dips and peaks of many housing cycles, has hit a rough patch. The cost of making and transporting the vinyl siding they use has risen while business has slowed to a crawl, squeezing the company's bottom line. To stay afloat, owner Henry Hilburn has had to make some tough decisions, including laying off four of his staff members and substituting them...

2007-09-03 09:15:36

By Jessica Foster, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Sep. 3--As vacationers flocked to the beach Sunday during the last major tourist weekend of the summer, lifeguards kept a close watch for rip currents in the choppy waters along the coast. August and September are peak months for rip-current drownings and rescues because of storms associated with hurricane season and the high number of people on the beach, meteorologists say. Wes Cox, manager of Lack's Beach Service lifeguards in...