Sunday, July 25, 2021

Arson+Firefighter Hurt+Six Month Anniversary+More CCMF Highlights

Happy Monday, Myrtle Beach! It’s the start of a new week in town, and here’s a peek at what I’ll tell you about today. An arsonist started a fire at a famous Myrtle Beach landmark, and at another fire in Little River. A firefighter was injured. It was six months ago today that Horry County received an important shipment to help fight off COVID-19. Some parachutists put on quite a show at Carolina Country Music Festival, and a Marine was given an assistance dog at the event as well.

Before we get to those stories, let’s take a look at Monday’s weather:

A mix of sun and clouds with a stray shower or thunderstorm. High 84, low 74.

Today’s top 5 news stories for Myrtle Beach:

  1. A man has been charged with arson after he set a fire in downtown Myrtle Beach near the Carolina Country Music Festival. The fire was started at the famous Ripley’s Haunted House on North Ocean Boulevard. The suspect, who stated that he was “cleansing the world,” was quickly apprehended. The MB Fire Department as well as a SLED bomb squad responded to, and secured, the scene. (WPDE)
  2. An Horry County Firefighter was injured early Sunday morning during a fire at a commercial structure on Highway 17 in Little River. The firefighter was taken to the hospital, and the cause is still under investigation. Firefighters from Calabash, NC assisted in getting the blaze under control. (WBTW)
  3. Six months ago today, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines was delivered to Horry County at Conway Medical Center. The date was December 14, 2020. A little less than half of Horry County’s residents have currently been fully vaccinated, and just about half have received at least one dose, according to DHEC officials. (WMBF)
  4. As if the musical performances were not enough, a special forces parachute team put on its own show as CCMF concert attendees watched. The active duty and retired military group are professionally trained, and perform all around the U.S. (WPDE)
  5. Marine Corps veteran, Joe Settelen, was presented with a Dutch Shepherd puppy named Ariel, who will be Settelen’s assistance dog. The presentation occurred on stage during the CCMF concert. The pup was donated by Special Operation Wounded Warriors, a non-profit organization in Myrtle Beach. (WPDE)

Monday’s events:

  • Horry County Planning Commission Rural Working Group will meet at the HC Government and Justice Center. (2-4 pm)
  • Flag Day ’21 live music by Pawley’s Island Concert Band. Free. (3 pm)
  • Horry County Zoning Board of Appeals will have its monthly meeting at the HC Government and Justice Center. (5:30 pm)
  • Surfside Beach Hula Show is always a delight, on Monday nights! (7 pm)
  • Mr. Nigel’s Center Court Dance Party. Family-friendly fun! Broadway at the Beach (8 pm)

Myrtle Beach Patch Notebook:

  • A tropical weather system could be brewing off the Carolina Coast, and could produce significant rip currents. (Details here)
  • The COVID-19 state of emergency is over in SC, and that means beer and wine can no longer be picked up curbside at retailers. (Details here)
  • Myrtle Beach fan, Jeremiah Perugini, had the thrill of his life when he got to sing “Wagon Wheel” backstage with Darius Rucker at the CCMF. (Details here)

Featured events:

That’s all for today. You are all caught up on Monday’s news for June 14, 2021. Check here again for tomorrow’s news and more. Until then, stay safe and enjoy the day!


About me: The best decision I ever made was relocating to the Myrtle Beach area from New England a few years ago, with my three dogs and three cats. I enjoy dogs, cats, road trips, photography, writing, vegetarian food, live music, bicycling and above all my daily walks on the beaches in and around the Grand Strand.

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