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2014-04-02 08:28:39

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Myrtle Beach area will soon welcome Duck Dynasty stars Sadie Robertson and John Luke Robertson as part of the Beach Blast Christian Music Festival hosted on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at The Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach, S.C. The siblings are using their newfound celebrity status for good as teenage members of the first family of duck calls, The Robertson's of A&E's Duck Dynasty. Earlier this year, Sadie introduced a "Willie...

2008-09-23 06:00:19

By Rob Young During moments like these, the country understandably feels sympathy for those who have lost property in the wake of Hurricane Ike. But there is an important question that should be raised while the nation's attention is once again focused on billions of dollars in damage. Should the federal government pay to rebuild along vulnerable shorelines such as Surfside Beach, Texas? Surfside Beach, which is at the west end of Fallets Island, had houses built out on the beach. Many...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

Most of the most contaminated beach water off the South Carolina coast is along the Grand Strand in Horry and Georgetown counties.This chart shows the percentage of samples taken in 2007 from each beach that exceed the bacterial contamination limit for safe swimming set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control disputes the figures provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington. It did not provide complete corresponding...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Aliana Ramos, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 30--South Carolina's beaches, including those in Horry and Georgetown counties, are the sixth most polluted in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by a nonprofit environmental group. Local and state experts denounced the report, saying area beaches are safe. Officials with Horry County, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach and the state Department of Natural Resources all complained of inaccuracies and misinterpretation of...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Aliana Ramos, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 29--The Natural Resources Defense Council today released a report that listed beaches in Horry and Georgetown County among the top 10 beaches in the state exceeding South Carolina's daily bacteria levels. But spokesmen for the city of Myrtle Beach and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism said the NRDC's report is flawed. "We test twice a week, not once a week, as the NRDC report claimed,"said Mark Kruea,...

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...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Lorena Anderson, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 16--There might be a whole lot of shaking going on, but most people along the beach won't feel much vibration during beach renourishment this fall. "It's about like a large delivery truck driving by," said Eric Maynard, project manager for Seismic Surveys Inc., a Maryland-based company conducting pre- and post-renourishment surveys of homes and businesses within 200 feet of renourishment sites. He said the pre-renourishment...

2008-07-06 00:00:16

By Steve Palisin, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 5--Joseph Hall compared the men's dressing area at Legends in Concert to the size of the holding room where he spent nine hours until his taping for national TV. An hour before show time late Tuesday afternoon at Legends in Surfside Beach, he relaxed in a T-shirt, jeans and low-cut boots, all black. Fresh from his appearance June 24 on NBC's "America's Got Talent," Hall has brought his tribute performance to Elvis Presley for...

2007-12-01 12:00:15

By Terry Massey, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Dec. 1--An amended beach ordinance that makes it legal to fish for sharks in Horry County starting today apparently will carry little bite. That's according to pier owners, city ordinances that supersede the new rule and fishing experts who expect little effect from the ordinance change, which allows shark fishing in the county from Dec. 1 to the last day of February. Existing city ordinances in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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