Hello all. It’s me, Kathy Mandell, your host of the Myrtle Beach Daily — here to explain all the most important things happening in the community today, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Including news on…
- Surfside Beach parking fees may remain as-is for 2023.
- Boulineau’s says shortages and increased prices have affected Thanksgiving shoppers.
- Foster a pet through Horry County Animal Care Center’s Home for the Pawlidays program!
Let’s take a look at Wednesday’s Thanksgiving Eve weather:
Variable cloudiness. High: 63 Low: 51.
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Here are the top four stories today in Myrtle Beach:
- The Surfside Beach Parking Committee had its regular meeting on Monday night and concluded that it would recommend no increase to parking fees for 2023. The committee’s recommendation is to keep fees at $2 per hour in Surfside Beach. The committee also voted to increase the number of non-resident parking decals to 150 per year. There was no decision made concerning pier parking. Town council must approve the recommendations of the committee before anything is set in stone. (WBTW)
- The Myrtle Beach Vet Center had its third annual Vet Expo on Tuesday at General Reed Recreation Center. The expo provides a place for veterans to go for resources and meet with vendors including SC Works, the VA Legal Justice Program and VAMC suicide prevention help. The Vet Center is aiming to hold the expo twice a year from now on. (WMBF)
- Boulineau’s grocery store has reported that it is short on some Thanksgiving staples ahead of the holiday. Anna Bowers, spokesperson for the store, said things get busier and busier each year. She also said this year is a special case because costs are higher and she has noticed a difference in shopping habits in the store’s regular customers. People have been scaling back and prices for some items have tripled! Turkey prices have gone up due to a bird flu outbreak. Bowers said cranberry sauce, pie shells and pie crusts are particularly hard to get this year. Boulineau’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 6 a.m. for anyone needing to grab something last-minute. (WBTW)
- Horry County Animal Care Center has officially kicked off its Home for the Pawlidays short-term foster care program. The new program provides a temporary break from shelter life for dogs and cats at HCACC and gives a family the joy of spending the holidays with a pet for a brief period of time. Obviously, the hope is that as many pets as possible will be “foster failures” (that means the foster parent adopts the pet!). If that happens, any of the pets with a family for the holiday can be adopted by that family at no charge! The program will also be running during the Christmas holiday. (WMBF)
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Today in Myrtle Beach:
- Food drive by Easy 105.9 and Talk 94.5 @ Walmart Market Walton Drive (6 a.m.)
- Black Wednesday Sale @ Horry County Habitat for Humanity ReStore (9 a.m.)
- Dog adoption event @ The Sneaky Beagle (4 p.m.)
- Jody Hunter @ Patio’s Tiki Bar & Grill (4 p.m.)
- Thanksgiving Eve w/ Carolina Soul @ Sundown Restaurant & Sports Pub (5 p.m.)
- Bil Krauss @ Dead Dog Saloon (6 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Low Country Community Church – LC3 – on Murrells Inlet Road in Murrells Inlet (my old neighborhood!) is having its 15th annual FREE Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. The N.O.A.H. Project (No One Alone on the Holiday) started 15 years ago in order to offer a warm place for community members who may otherwise be alone on the holiday to come together and get a traditional Thanksgiving meal. (Myrtle Beach Patch Events) Hope’s Kitchen in North Myrtle Beach is also offering a Thanksgiving meal at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A devotion will take place at 6 p.m. followed by the meal which will be served at 6:30 pm. The meal is open to anyone. (WMBF)
- The latest local business to throw its hat in the ring and sponsor Winter Wonderland at the Beach this year is the Gay Dolphin. Known as the nation’s largest gift store, the Gay Dolphin is a platinum sponsor of the festival. (Gay Dolphin)
- Check out these D.R. Horton homes for sale in Myrtle Beach, as well as some upcoming open houses in the area. (Myrtle Beach Patch)
- All the Myrtle Beach area animal shelters from the North Strand to the South are at or near capacity. Here’s a list of the latest pets waiting for forever homes on the Grand Strand, courtesy of Patch and Petfinder. (Myrtle Beach Patch)
- The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: “We have shared the story of Jake and Simba multiple times, and THEY STILL HAVE NOT BEEN ADOPTED😢😢 Not a single person has called the shelter to meet this adorable bonded pair. We continue to receive inquiries on Simba, and while we understand not everyone is in a position to take on two dogs, we far too frequently are told Jake’s appearance is why some are choosing not to adopt this pair. Jake has been labeled as the ugly duckling, which is untrue and unfair. Jake is a very handsome and stoic pup! Jake is actually the goofier brother, and Simba can’t imagine life without him! Jake (tan) and Simba (white) are around 6 years old and are extremely well behaved. They were originally surrendered to us in the spring because a new baby in the family was getting all of the attention. These guys walk well on a leash, have manners and bring double the love! Jake and Simba will need to go to a home without small children and without other dogs. We know someone has the space in their heart and home to adopt these brothers! Please call 843-249-4948 to meet this bonded pair, or submit an application at https://humanesocietynmb.org/dog-adoption-form/! ” (The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach via Facebook)
- Myrtle Beach International Airport: MYR is expecting heavy passenger traffic through the weekend. Follow these tips for a smoother travel experience: ⏲️ Arrive at least two (2) hours before your scheduled departure time💻Check the status of your flight before arriving at the airport. Utilize @AskTSA for questions relating to the security screening process 🅿️ Allow extra drive time to the airport for holiday traffic and parking. If our parking lots reach capacity, directional signage to overflow parking options will be placed along the roadway loop.” (Myrtle Beach International Airport via Facebook). Experts say Thanksgiving travel in South Carolina will exceed pre-pandemic levels. Travel is roaring back from the pandemic according to AAA. Around 850,000 South Carolinians will travel 50+ miles over the Turkey Day holiday.(WMBF)
Alrighty, you’re all caught up for Wednesday everybody! See you all tomorrow morning for your Thanksgiving edition of the Myrtle Beach Daily.
— Kathy Mandell
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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