Cherry Grove Beach Gear Co Files Lawsuit + Post-COVID

Hello all. It’s Wednesday, July 13, 2022 and I’m back in your inbox this morning with your new edition of the Myrtle Beach Daily. Here are all the most important things to know about what’s happening in town and everywhere on the Grand Strand.

Let’s look at Wednesday’s weather:

A mix of clouds and sun, with a possible stray shower. High: 90 Low: 76.

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Here are the top five stories in Myrtle Beach today:

  1. For the second time in a week, a federal lawsuit has been filed against the city of North Myrtle Beach by a small business. Cherry Grove Beach Gear has been in the news lately after being denied a franchise license and being fined several thousand dollars in ongoing citations. Cherry Grove Beach Gear’s suit said the city’s ordinance is unconstitutional. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a suit filed by the owners of SkyBar last week. (Cherry Grove Beach Gear via Facebook) (
  2. In an unexpected announcement, the runner-up for Horry County Council chairman, Mark Lazarus, said he is no longer appealing the election results and he accepts certification of the outcome. On Friday, Lazarus had announced that he would be filing a further appeal with the state’s GOP Executive Committee. Lazarus said he recognizes there is no recourse and therefore the additional appeal is not going to happen. (WMBF)
  3. Pride Myrtle Beach is joining with local businesses as part of its ‘safe space initiative.’ Businesses that participate will have pride stickers on the window of their establishment, along with a plaque inside. The initiative lets members of the LGBTQ community know that they are accepted and welcomed into the business. (
  4. The so-called ‘post-COVID building boom’ continues in Myrtle Beach. The city set a new record for the number of building permits issued in a fiscal year. More than 9,000 building permits were issued during the fiscal year that just ended June 30. The permits were for various construction projects including single- and multi-family homes, commercial buildings, swimming pools, fences, signage, awnings and mobile homes. (
  5. Myrtle Beach Police Department released updated details on a shooting that happened at Highway 501 and Broadway Street last week. The victim of the incident, Joshua Wilson of Parkersburg, West Virginia, died from gunshot wounds on Monday. Detectives with MBPD have upgraded the attempted murder charge to murder. The suspect is in custody at Long Detention Center. (Myrtle Beach Police Department via Facebook) (WMBF)

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Myrtle Beach pic of the day:

Lightning is not easy to capture by camera, but reader Larry Mays grabbed a couple of great shots on July 4 at Ocean Lakes. Great work, Larry!

Lightning over Ocean Lakes. Photo courtesy of Larry Mays

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Today in Myrtle Beach:

  • Crafter’s Cove ocean ecosystem/tissue paper ocean scene @ 3rd Ave beach access, Surfside Beach (9:30 a.m.)
  • Lunch & Learn @ Arts & Innovation District parking lot (11 a.m.) hosted by Unit Paving and Belgard
  • Summer Splash Princess Event @ Tanger Outlets, 10835 Kings Rd (1 p.m.)
  • Read with the Dogs @ Socastee Library (3 p.m.)
  • Miracle Max and the Pet Monsters @ Brookgreen Gardens (6:15 p.m.)
  • Full Moon Beach Gathering (yoga, meditation, journaling & more) event by Sea Yoga and Her Sacred Circle @ 65th Ave N. beach access, Myrtle Beach (6:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • World Series champs the Atlanta Braves will be bringing their trophy to Myrtle Beach at the end of the month. The trophy will be on display at the Home Depot on Oak Forest Lane on July 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fans will be able to take photos with the trophy. (WBTW)
  • A Red Lobster restaurant in Florida received a rare orange lobster in a shipment recently. Thanks to some expert recognition on the part of the restaurant’s employees, they knew that the extremely rare creature should be rescued and not served to customers. They named the lobster, “Cheddar” and donated the colorful crustacean to Ripley’s Aquarium here in Myrtle Beach. Cheddar will be living out the rest of her days at the aquarium, where visitors can see her during guided tours. (
  • Would you like to rescue a homeless pet? Meet Stan, Daisy, Marley, Cheddar (no relation to the lobster mentioned above!) and others. They’re all available for adoption in the Myrtle Beach area. You may just find your new best friend. (Myrtle Beach Patch)
  • About a week ago, the city of North Myrtle Beach began demolition on the Tricia Lyn Motel. The property has been on the Grand Strand since 1979. Locals and tourists alike expressed sadness that the building is being replaced by a parking lot. Many grabbed bricks and pieces of wood for keepsakes. (WMBF)
  • The Cheesesteak Factory (not to be confused with the Cheesecake Factory — there are none of those on the Grand Strand!) has been struggling with staffing, as have so many other restaurants. The Surfside Beach restaurant took to Facebook with a unique plea to attract job applicants, and it worked! Less than 24 hours later, a handful of people applied for jobs at the eatery. (WBTW)
  • Myrtle Beach leaders approved a motion that will allow tagging of vehicles that are considered abandoned. City employees will be able to tag a vehicle for a variety of reasons. There are 18 such vehicles in the city, and they will be tagged and probably towed away. The aim is to improve the city’s appearance. Vehicle owners have a certain amount of time, and other considerations before a vehicle will be towed. (WMBF)

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That’s it for Wednesday, everybody! I’ll be back tomorrow with your Thursday 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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