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Have a Blast in Myrtle Beach on the Fourth of July

May 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Americans love to celebrate Independence Day by blowing things up, and the skies over the Grand Strand magically transform into one big fireworks show on the Fourth of July. From the big parties and pyrotechnics displays in Myrtle Beach to smaller but similarly festive fireworks shows on the North and South sides of the Strand, there’s nowhere else on the planet that has a blast like our little corner of the Carolina coast. Here are a few places to spend the night of the Fourth.

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Take your dog to the beach … sometimes

May 15, 2014 2:14 pm

Everybody loves to go to the beach, even our furry, four-legged friends. But dog owners need to know the rules about taking Rover for a stroll on the beach during the summertime.
The same leash laws that are common in your hometown also apply in Myrtle Beach on a year-round basis. All dogs must be kept on a leash a maximum of 6 feet in length all times, technically even if you and your dog go for a dip in the ocean, although some lifeguards might cut you some slack for letting Fido off the chain to chase a Frisbee or a tennis ball in the waves.

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Myrtle Beach is Heaven for Hot Dogs

May 14, 2014 2:18 pm

Ah, the good ol’ American hot dog. Slap it on a bun, squirt it with mustard and catsup and you’ve got the perfect hand-held, summertime treat you can eat on the go. But all dogs are not created equal. You’ve seen the red-dye, mystery-meat missiles that have been spinning around on the convenience store grill for who knows how long. Those are bad doggies. Here are five places on the Grand Strand to find that perfect dog with all the great fixings.

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Gamble on the High Seas Aboard Little River Casino Boats

May 12, 2014 8:41 pm

Who wants to go to Las Vegas when you can enjoy a Myrtle Beach vacation and gamble all you want just three miles offshore? Although there are no casinos on South Carolina soil, the Grand Strand serves as the port for two floating casinos that offer day and night cruises. SunCruz Casino and Big M Casino, both sailing out of the waterfront village of Little River, SC, bring casino-style gambling to Myrtle Beach and the Carolina coast. Located just south of the state line, about 15 miles north of Myrtle Beach, the casino boats offer free shuttle service from most hotels.

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The Truth About Sharks and Jellyfish

May 12, 2014 8:08 pm

Entering into the warm coastal waters of Myrtle Beach, that familiar and ominous “Jaws” tune might be playing in your head: “Duh-nuh… Duh-nuh…” But really, it’s more like “Ho-hum… ho-hum…” While we might freeze in terror at the news of a fatal shark attack somewhere in the world, in reality those are extremely rare. Like, struck-by-lightning-while-winning-the-lottery rare. Also unlikely? A jellyfish sting. Yet we still let these things frighten us away from the water.

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Seagulls Are Fascinating – But Don’t Feed Them

May 5, 2014 5:58 pm

The breathtaking South Carolina shoreline is home to hundreds of species of birds. But it’s the gulls that may get the most attention. Seagulls are found around the oceans worldwide, except for some islands in the central Pacific Ocean and a few areas in Southeast Asia — although the term “seagull” can be misleading, as gulls often live inland.

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