Latest Myrtle Beach News

NY teen found dead after 13 years; SC sex offender charged

May. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old girl from New York who disappeared while visiting South Carolina's Myrtle Beach on spring break 13 years ago has been found and a sex offender has been charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday. Brittanee...

2 companies bid $315M to develop wind power off Carolinas

May. 12, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two energy companies bid a combined $315 million in an auction for the rights to produce power from wind energy in two areas off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina, the U.S. Department of the Interior said. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s...

Enslaved people finally honored in South Carolina beach town

May. 08, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — When Gerry Thompson recently purchased his new home in Surfside Beach, he was missing a critical piece of information. The home had been built on a cemetery where enslaved people from a nearby plantation and their descendants had been buried. ...

Police: Man shot performer who scared group at haunted house

Apr. 20, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A performer who scared a group at a South Carolina haunted house was shot by a man who said he thought he was grabbing a prop gun as part of the experience, police said. The employee at the Zombie Experience at the Hollywood Wax Museum Haunted House in...

Myrtle Beach spending $3.7M on boardwalk's colorful makeover

Apr. 10, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A beachside boardwalk is getting a colorful makeover in a South Carolina vacation spot. Myrtle Beach recently began a $3.7 million facelift for the boardwalk that’s popular with tourists and local residents, WBTW-TV reported. Workers are...

Invasive plants endanger sea turtles, hurt SC sand dunes

Mar. 27, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — In late spring, beach vitex plants bloom gorgeous purple flowers that add a bright flash of color to beaches in the Carolinas. Those blooms come at a major cost, however. Beach vitex, an invasive species from the Korean peninsula, hurts sand dunes and...

US ready to auction wind energy rights off Carolinas coast

Mar. 25, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The federal government plans to auction off the rights to produce power from wind energy in two areas offshore of North Carolina and South Carolina. The leases are part of President Joe Biden's goal of increasing clean energy generation and providing the...