Latest Myrtle Beach News

‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle set to be released on bond

Jun. 27, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

Bond has been set for “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle on charges he laundered more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors have said that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States. A...

Beekeeper says he practices agriculture's noblest job

Jun. 11, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — What first began as an interest in invasive insect species has led Clemson University Apiculture and Pollinator program coordinator Ben Powell into the study and care of bees as well as teaching the community the benefits of beekeeping. “There are a lot...

'Tiger King' star Doc Antle charged with money laundering

Jun. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said Monday that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States. Charges...

Mural brings bright colors, reminder of Myrtle Beach's past

Jun. 05, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — For creators of Myrtle Beach’s newest public art installation — a striking, building-spanning painting imagined as an homage to the city’s past — the project is much larger than its 2,400-square feet. “Murals definitely look to the future and...

‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle to face money laundering charges

Jun. 04, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was arrested by the FBI and expected to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Federal agents arrested the controversial...

Small plane, 1 aboard, crashes at North Myrtle Beach airport

May. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A small plane crashed Saturday at the Grand Strand Regional Airport in North Myrtle Beach. It was not immediately clear whether the pilot, the only person aboard, suffered any injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration said the...

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...