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Western wildfire smoke to cause problems in South Carolina

Jul. 21, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada will drift across parts of South Carolina this week and could cause problems in people with chronic heart and lung diseases, health officials said. The exact timing of the smoke depends on winds,...

Man sought in Alabama slaying returned from South Carolina

Jul. 15, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A man sought in a killing that happened in Alabama two months ago has been returned to the state to face charges following his arrest in South Carolina, police said Thursday. Antone Lamar Yarbrough, 27, of Decatur was jailed on a capital murder...

Military planes again fly over SC beaches in July 4th salute

Jul. 03, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Military planes will again fly over South Carolina's beaches to celebrate Independence Day. The “Salute From the Shore” is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Sunday at the South Carolina-North Carolina state line north of Myrtle Beach. ...

Graham's earmark: $12M for highway to South Carolina beaches

Jun. 29, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

Sen. Lindsey Graham is pushing for federal funding to help construct a new interstate in South Carolina, connecting I-95 to Myrtle Beach. He told The Associated Press he's formally requesting $12 million to revive a project that has been delayed for decades. “I believe...

Pride returns to SC after COVID-19 canceled it last year

Jun. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It’s almost impossible to go to Pride, a gay bar or really any queer space without hearing Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” The song has long been one of those unofficial anthems of the LGBTQ+ community. A ballad about love...

Myrtle Beach parking meters show booming tourism after COVID

Jun. 13, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — It may just be loose change, but parking meters are helping to show how tourism is booming along South Carolina's most popular beach after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were lifted. Myrtle Beach collected as much in parking fees in May as they...

Myrtle Beach, SC hotel consultants face visa fraud charges

Jun. 11, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Several hospitality companies in one of South Carolina's most popular beach towns are accused of scamming dozens of foreign workers on work visas about their pay and living conditions, according to an indictment released this week. Three people...

Report: Plane in fatal crash had part installed upside down

Jun. 04, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A small private plane that crashed in South Carolina last month, killing the pilot, had a key part installed upside down and backward after maintenance, according to a federal report. James Harper, 60, died in the May 21 crash of his Piper...

Indiana councilman and wife die after South Carolina crash

May. 30, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Elected officials in Indiana were mourning a county councilman and his wife who recently died after being struck by a car in South Carolina. Vigo County Councilman Donald Morris and Cheryl Hart were visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Two...

Myrtle Beach Bike Week rebounds from 2020 pandemic slump

May. 16, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina motorcyclists' event attracted large numbers of bikers from across the United States this year, after the 2020 gathering was diminished by the coronavirus pandemic. Myrtle Beach Bike Week event began May 7 wrapped up Sunday....