Hello Myrtle Beach! It’s Friday on the Grand Strand. Today, I’ll be telling you about a local woman winning $2 million on a spur-of-the-moment lottery ticket purchase, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines will both operate more flights to more destinations from MYR, the City of North Myrtle Beach has decided to raise some fees for the first time in a while, and police are searching for an egg-throwing attacker.
Before we get to that let’s take a look at Friday’s weather:
Light rain at times, high 89, low 76, 77% chance of rain.
Today’s top 5 news stories for Myrtle Beach:
- A Grand Strand woman won $2M on a scratcher from the Powerball $268M drawing. She said, while inside the Coastal Petro on Burcale Road, the Colossal Cash scratch ticket “caught her eye” and she decided to buy one. The winner also said she was not feeling lucky at the time! (WMBF)
- Spirit Airlines has announced that it plans to offer 40% more nonstop flights from MYR to 19 destinations as part of the airline’s 25th anniversary. Destinations include Boston, Akron, Kansas City, Ft. Lauderdale and Detroit, just to name a few. (WPDE)
- Frontier Airlines will also have more nonstop flights from MYR, adding four new routes to Buffalo, Miami, Portland (Maine), and Providence. The Miami and Providence flights started yesterday; Buffalo and Portland will launch Saturday. (WPDE)
- North Myrtle Beach is raising water and sewer impact fees for the first time in five years. New home construction is skyrocketing, and that is the reason for the increase. At the same time, Barefoot Resort residents are upset that new Sea Glass Cottages being built in their neighborhood will cause traffic congestion. (MyHorryNews.com)
- An Inman, SC family vacationing in North Myrtle Beach were victims of an egg-throwing attack in the area of 20th Avenue North. Two of the family members were injured after being hit with several eggs while riding in a golf cart. Police are investigating. (WBTW)
- Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Wonders Theatre, Broadway at the Beach (12 noon)
- Riptide Radio Deck Party at Deckerz, North Myrtle Beach (4 pm)
- Happy Hour Paintings Beach Sunset, at Painting With A Twist, Myrtle Beach (4:30 pm)
- Skyler Whitfield live at The Goat II, Surfside Beach (7 pm)
- Coastal Blues Band at Cooper’s Tavern in Little River (7 pm)
- Miracle Max and the Pet Monsters at Backyard Bar & Grill (7 pm)
- Movies at McLean presents Sonic the Hedgehog under the stars. (8:30 pm)
- Black Dog Running Company hosts a 6/8/12 Hour Run on Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for local police K-9 units. Run in-person or virtual. In-person runners must register by midnight Friday. (Saturday and Sunday 8 pm)
Myrtle Beach Patch Notebook:
- SC Department of Education to give $39M in COVID-19 aid to private schools (Details here)
- Local campgrounds are noticing the Grand Strand’s worker shortage. (Details here)
- The long-awaited murder trial of a Georgia man charged in the 2018 shooting at RipTydz began this week. The victim was 25-year-old Myrtle Beach native Roger Ramos. (Details here)
- Featured NMB Humane Society pet of the day is Hutch who came from the Virgin Islands! (Details here)
- All4Paws Animal Rescue in Pawley’s Island is nearly ready to open its “Vet Clinic In A Can” spay/neuter clinic after winning a Petco Foundation award. (Details here)
- Myrtle Beach International Airport celebrates a 25-year partnership with Spirit Airlines. (Details here)
- City of Myrtle Beach Government officials have announced a free July 4th fireworks display. (Details here)
- Coastal Carolina University Athletics expects that Brooks Stadium will operate at full capacity for the 2021 season. (Details here)
- Coastal Carolina University has also announced that in-person orientations will resume over the summer. (Details here)
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- Bwatch TV Covenant Law the YouTube short film series
That’s all for Friday’s news and updates. Check back over the weekend for all the news you need to know all along the Grand Strand! Have a beautiful 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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