The Legendary Fertility Statues that have been credited with helping thousands of happy couples get pregnant are arriving at the Myrtle Beach Ripley’s Believe It or Not! MONDAY, January 15, 2018. Ripley’s acquired the statues in 1993. The statues are made from ebony wood and were hand-carved by craftsman of the Baulé tribesman of the West African nation of Cote D’Ivoire in the 1930s. They stand 5 feet tall and weigh over 70 pounds each. THE LEGEND According to tribal legend, to ensure a couple’s fertility, the statues should be placed on both…

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Headline JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade. The announcement of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, to be hosted on April 28-29, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, coincides with the official confirmation of the event’s headliners. During the 2017 convention for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) in Las Vegas, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule. “Horry County…

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you like reading to young children or working with your hands and constructing homes and playgrounds. Do you enjoy being an ambassador for your community? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, then put your volunteer skills to work in the Myrtle Beach area. Whether it’s helping stock canned goods at a food bank, walking dogs at a humane society or greeting visitors at an art museum, there are many ways to get involved in the community and it all starts with you! Check out Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of…

For seniors living in the Myrtle Beach area, there are plenty of services at their disposal to ensure quality of life. The Horry County Council on Aging provides services and programs that afford seniors the opportunity to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own home and community for as long as possible. The council assists seniors with such needs as meal service, transportation assistance, housekeeping and recreation. The Grand Strand Senior Center , which is a part of the Horry County Council on Aging, offers social…

Disability Services in the Myrtle Beach Area

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (HCDSNB) supports residential and vocational programs, adult activity centers, early intervention, respite and case management for those with special needs. A variety of residential programs are available, such as two eight-bed facilities, ten four-bed facilities, one 10-unit apartment complex and an independent living program. New Ideas Industries is the day services component of the HCDSNB, with a work activities center in both Conway and Loris. These facilities offer support center…

Opening a Business in the Myrtle Beach Area

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Climate is Great. Wish Your Business was Here! You’re just plain sick and tired of the cold and the snow. The heavy tax burden that so erodes your income has become unbearable. And dealing with governmental red tape is driving you mad. If this sounds like your situation, you are not alone. Many business owners and would-be proprietors are motivated by similar issues to pack up and head to the sunny south, where the business climate is warm and inviting. Finding the resources that provide guidance and support to entrepreneurs, whether they…

Living Like A Local in the Myrtle Beach Area

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Even as a visitor, living like a local in the Myrtle Beach area can be a cinch, especially with the multitude and variety of beach homes and condos so many families choose to stay in while on vacation. But for those interested in making the Myrtle Beach area their new home or second home, an insiders guide on how to live like a local in the Myrtle Beach area can be helpful. We’ve tried to round up the top ten things you can do to ‘live like a local’ in the Myrtle Beach area below. Invest in Flip-Flops. Even when you live in the Myrtle Beach…

Ring In The New Year On Myrtle Beach Time

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s always a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, but New Year’s Eve can be an extra special time to check out our sixty miles of beaches, great attractions, shopping, and countless restaurants. Why not ring in the new year on Myrtle Beach time? There’s a very good chance the snow will be far away, and the sun is likely to be shining! If you need a place to stay, you won’t believe the special rates our resorts are offering ! NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS Here are some great New Year’s Eve events for you to choose from while you’re here: New Year’s Eve…

When people find out the Myrtle Beach area is home to a fantastic symphony orchestra that performs more than 15 concerts a year, they usually say, “I had no idea!” Well, we think you should know that the Long Bay Symphony (LBS) offers world-class talent and an exciting array of performances between September and late April each year. They also strive to provide high-quality educational programs for both young people and adults. Education initiatives include the Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra, Musicians in the Schools program, annual young…

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and anyone can make the season even brighter by planning a holiday vacation in Myrtle Beach! The Grand Strand offers the perfect mix of southern hospitality and holiday cheer. There is an endless array of holiday-themed live entertainment options, abundant shopping experiences and fun-filled attractions for all ages--not to mention 60 miles of beautiful beaches and plenty of winter sunshine. Whether travelers are looking to escape the snow or simply find new holiday traditions, Myrtle Beach has…