Fisherman Snags Phone+Car Rental Solution+Trash+Teen Fatherhood | #socialmedia | #children

Morning, people of Myrtle Beach! Kathy Mandell here with your brand-new issue of the Myrtle Beach Daily. Here are the top stories on the Grand Strand for Friday, July 23, 2021: a fisherman hooked an unexpected item then found its owner in five minutes using social media, tourists can forget about rental cars — there’s another way for you to “haul” yourself around the Grand Strand, beachgoers produced a whopping 52 tons of trash recently, Wild West of Myrtle Beach is hiring, and teens get a lesson on fatherhood.

Here is a peek at Friday’s weather: Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High: 86 Low: 73.

Here are the top stories today in Myrtle Beach:

  1. Jason Robinson, who frequently goes fishing on the Waccamaw River had a unique catch last weekend. While fishing between Bob’s Landing and Lee’s Landing, Robinson caught — an iPhone! The phone had a printed photograph of two people inside its protective case. Robinson posted a picture of the phone, and the photo, on Facebook and received a response from the phone’s owner within five minutes! The phone had been missing for eight months. The couple was thrilled to be reunited with the phone, and intend to frame the photograph. (WMBF)
  2. Myrtle Beach tourists are driving U-Hauls amid a serious rental car shortage along the Grand Strand. Tourism is booming more than ever before, and rental cars are scarce and expensive. U-Hauls are a cheaper alternative. Several area U-Haul centers have reported an uptick in folks renting their smaller vans and trucks as a substitute for a rental car. (WBTW)
  3. More people than ever are visiting Myrtle Beach this year, as evidenced by the 52 tons of trash that was removed from area beaches after the 4th of July week. The city’s Beach Advisory Committee received input from MBPD, MBFD, Parks Superintendent J.C. Blackhurst, and local business owners this week during a review of how things are going with the boost in tourists this year. (WWAY3)
  4. Western apparel retailer Wild West of Myrtle Beach is expanding its operation in Horry County. The move is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next 5 years. The family-owned boot and western apparel company in Loris has been in business since 1996. The company is hiring now, and it has a job posting on SC Works website. (
  5. A new program made possible by the non-profit organization, A Father’s Place, was presented to the Waccamaw Warriors football team this week. The program is called Ready For Life, and it’s designed to inform teenagers on the realities of fatherhood. The program informs teens on the challenges surrounding becoming a parent at a young age. (WPDE)

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Today in Myrtle Beach

  • Breakfast With A Mermaid at Ripley’s Aquarium (8:00 AM)
  • Twist Kids Summer Camp: Little Diva at Painting With A Twist (9:00 AM)
  • Health Fair at Horry County Council on Aging (10:00 AM)
  • Chair Yoga at Socastee Library (10:30 AM)
  • Sacred Sound Healing with Ron Youmans at Yoga In Common (6:00 PM)
  • 1964 The Beatles Tribute at Alabama Theatre (7:00 PM)
  • Full Moon Bonfire Beach Yoga by Be Soulfish at Yucca Ave in Murrells Inlet (7:30 PM)
  • Miracle Max and the Pet Monsters at Wahoo’s Fish House (7:30 PM)
  • The Mullets at Dead Dog Saloon (8:00 PM)
  • Movies Under The Stars at Valor Park in Market Common – tonight showing the original Jurassic Park (8:30 PM)
  • Rock’em Sock’em Dueling Pianos at Local On The Water (10:30 PM)

Myrtle Beach Patch Notebook

  • Horry County Police will have their annual unclaimed/abandoned items auction on Saturday, July 24th at the ML Brown Building in Conway starting at 9:00 AM. (WPDE)
  • Here’s a glimpse of the work being done on Murrells Inlet MarshWalk (WMBF)
  • Beginning July 28th, the National Weather Service will add a damage threat tag to severe thunderstorm warnings. The three levels of threat will be “destructive”, “considerable”, and “base”. “Destructive” tagged storms will spawn a weather alert to cell phones. (WPDE)
  • National Hammock Day was celebrated – where else? On the Hammock Coast on Thursday. The annual event took place at the visitor center on Pawley’s Island. (WMBF)
  • Governor McMaster has signed into law a new act that will require student ID cards to display Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone numbers and other resources on the cards. (WPDE)
  • Trusted Home Services won Best Electrical Company in the Best of the Grand Strand 2021 contest. (WMBF)
  • Some Carolina Forest residents are not thrilled with the proposed new branch of Conway Medical Center, expected to be built in the area over the next four years. (WMBF)
  • Carnival Cruise Lines announced the cancellation of all cruises departing from Charleston, SC through October 31st. (WPDE)
  • The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: Happening through July 25, the HSNMB is working with PetSmart during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week. (Facebook)
  • DHEC has announced that COVID-19 cases rose in South Carolina this week, including 30 new confirmed cases and one death in Horry County. (WMBF)
  • Myrtle Beach Police Department: July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month! Lock your doors and park in well-lit areas. (Facebook)
  • On Thursday, four Grand Strand police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty were honored by a group called End of Watch Ride to Remember the Fallen. (WMBF)
  • Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon: Join us in bringing awareness to loggerhead turtles and why they matter! (Instagram)

Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Friday. See you all Saturday morning for news, weather and updates on weekend happenings on the Grand Strand.

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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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