Saturday Swim Lessons at NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center - January 28 - March 11

North Myrtle Beach, SC – January 25, 2017 – Sign up today at the Customer Service Desk at the NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center for Saturday Swim Lessons- January 28-March 11* (No Classes Feb.11).

Saturday Infant/Parent Lessons (6mos-3yrs)           
Fees: AFC Member: $26/session (*6 classes), Non-Member: $33/session (*6 classes)

Saturday Pre-School Lessons (3-5yrs)
Fees: AFC Member: $26/session (*6 classes), Non-Member: $33/session (*6 classes)           
Sat Level 1 - 9:05-9:35am           
Sat Level 1 - 10:15-10:45am           
Sat Level 2 - 9:40-10:10am           
Sat Level 3 - 10:50-11:20am

Saturday Youth Lessons (6-14 yrs)
Fees : $30.00 /session (*6 classes) Non-member: $44.00/session (*6 classes)           
Sat Level 1 - 9:05-9:50am 
Sat Level 2 - 9:55-10:40am 
Sat Level 3 - 4:10:45-11:30am 

Call 843-281-3744 for more information.

North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission Meeting Agenda For January 24, 2017

MEETING -- 5:00 P.M.


City Hall - 1018 Second Avenue South - North Myrtle Beach, SC




4. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES for January 10, 2017


6. NEW BUSINESS – "Consent Items"


Following the council workshop last month, a revision to the Major PDD Amendment considered in November 2016 regarding the Barefoot Resort Planned Development District to allow changes to the approved development. The request involves reconfiguring Tract IMF-3 located in the Dye Estates by changing the approved residential uses from detached to attached, increasing the approved density and creating a new parking lot design.

Please Note: This is the basic agenda for the meeting and workshop. We will provide access to accompanying documents later in the week when they have been completed.

Kids Healthy Cooking Classes Begin Tuesday, January 24 at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center -- Six Tuesday Lessons

Healthy Hands certified cooking instructor and professional pastry chef Nicole Norris will teach kids ages 8-14 how to have fun cooking and eating healthy during a series of six Tuesday classes. TheTuesday classes start January 24, 4:30pm-6:30pm, at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach. The fee is $35 per class or $189 for the six-week session.

Students will learn easy recipes covering everything from snacks and appetizers, to meals and desserts. They will also learn how to read nutrition labels, make healthy ingredient substitutions, understand sugar intake, and much more.
Each class is a hands-on experience using unintimidating countertop appliances that are readily available. Some of the skills to be learned include proper cutting techniques, how to read recipes, proper handling of raw foods, and more. Students will learn cooking skills that will last a lifetime.

Supplies are included in all classes. Every student will be preparing food during class and will have the opportunity to eat what they make. They will also take home the recipes to share with the whole family.

To book a spot today go to

For more information, call the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 280-5584 or visit

4th Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run Set For January 21

34th Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run Schedule for January 21

The 34th Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run will be held Saturday, January 21, in North Myrtle Beach. The North Myrtle Beach Winter Run is the oldest continuous running event in Horry County. The race is organized by the Grand Strand Running Club.  

The 5K and 15K races both start at 9:00 a.m. on Ocean Boulevard between 1st Avenue South and 2nd Avenue South. Both races finish on Main Street between Ocean Boulevard and Hillside Drive.  

To register, visit

To volunteer to assist with the race, contact Gregg Barnhill at 843-280-5673 or

The race director is Jim Troxell at 843-272-1717  /  

For more information contact the Grand Strand Running Club at

Cherry Grove Section Ocean Boulevard Project Begins January 17

The City of North Myrtle Beach has contracted with Carolina Conduit Systems to perform the Ocean Boulevard Underground Power Conversion & Utilities Project in Cherry Grove between Sea Mountain Highway and 29th Avenue North.

The work begins January 17 and will take place over two years.

The first phase of construction involves the installation of underground conduit beneath Ocean Boulevard. A portion of the work also includes water line improvements.  

Ocean Boulevard in the project area may be closed to thru traffic at various times with Nixon Street used to detour traffic around the work zone.  

The contractor will maintain access to all properties fronting Ocean Boulevard for the duration of the project with minimal interruption of access to individual properties.

Nmb Tree Of The Month Award For January Goes To Richard And Janet Spencer

Richard and Janet​ Spencer recently accepted the Tree of the Month Award for January from the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board for their commitment to preserving and nurturing a large Live Oak tree during the construction of their home at 221 9th Avenue South.

The Spencers purchased their property in 2002 when it was home to an old cabin and the very large old Live Oak tree.

In 2003, the Spencers began developing their property and building a new home.The slope and height of the property made it difficult for them but preserving the Live Oak was paramount in their plan. Their new home was designed to highlight the oak tree in the rear yard and that presented a large challenge for their builder.

The Spencers supervised the placement and construction of their new home to make sure the Live Oak’s limbs and root system were not disturbed. Today, the area is a haven for raccoons, birds, deer and other wildlife, and the tree remains a focal point of their home and property.
Property owners and developers who are interested in finding out more about how they can preserve trees on their property are invited to contact the Board or 843-280-5571.  

The Tree of the Month program began in 2010 as a way to recognize trees within the community that have been preserved over the years. It also provides a platform to remind people of the benefits and importance that trees offer in our everyday lives.  

If you think you have the biggest, prettiest, or most unusual tree in North Myrtle Beach, or that your tree has a unique story attached to it, the Tree City Board encourages you to contact Parks & Grounds Superintendent Jim Grainger at(843) 280-5571 or via email  


  • A changeover to a mix of wintry weather is expected by daybreak Saturday for inland areas and later during Saturday morning for coastal areas.
  • The high temperature during Saturday will occur in the morning, with temperatures dropping throughout the day as the arctic air mass plunges across the Carolinas.
  • Very cold temperatures and single digit wind chill values (combination of wind and temperature) are expected Sunday morning and again during Monday morning.
  • Ice accumulations of less than 0.10” are possible across portions of our forecast area Saturday.
  • This freezing rain along with any snow/sleet accumulations farther inland may create hazardous travel conditions.  
  • The arctic air mass will begin to lose its grip on our area Tuesday into Wednesday.
  Potential Impacts
  • Hazardous driving conditions expected, especially bridges, overpasses, & elevated road surfaces beginning early Saturday morning, especially across inland areas
  • Black ice possible on area roadways Saturday night into Sunday morning as arctic air arrives in our area in force
  • Isolated power outages possible Saturday
  • Dangerously cold weather Sunday into Monday with arctic air-mass in place 


We've been receiving calls from folks asking what they can expect weather-wise in our area over the next several days.

As of this morning (Thurs, Jan 5 - next update at 4pm), the National Weather Service in Wilmington offers this general forecast for our area: 
  • After a start as rain late Friday afternoon/evening a transition to a wintry mix is expected early Saturday morning for inland areas, and later in the day along the coast, potentially causing travel hazards throughout the day.
  • Highest snowfall accumulations are expected farther inland given the track of the low and the later arrival of arctic air.
  • Very cold low temperatures are expected early Sunday morning with even colder temperatures early Monday morning with a strong arctic air-mass building into the Carolinas.

The City will notify the news media of any closings and/or late openings, and we will post the same information on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and send to our Email News Groups.

Public Works Street Crews are scheduled to come in on Saturday to address potential road condition issues.

Public safety is positioning sign boards near overpasses to warn motorists should icy conditions occur. All Public Safety employees have been notified of the weather potential.

The City continues to monitor the weather system. If warranted, additional resources will be brought in.

Patrick Dowling
Public Information Officer
City of North Myrtle Beach
(843) 280-5612

Paid Parking Starts January 15 in Two NMB Public Parking Lots

Effective January 15, public parking lots located on the oceanfront at 3rd Avenue North and 4th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach will become paid parking lots. The parking fee at both lots will be $1 per hour.

Several years ago, the city established a paid public parking lot on the second row at 4th Avenue South, and the fee there is also $1 per hour.

A fourth parking lot on the oceanfront at 3rd Avenue South will become a paid public parking lot at $1 per hour once it has been reconfigured.

In making the change from free to paid parking at these lots, the city has not embarked on the widespread introduction of paid parking in North Myrtle Beach but is working to resolve a specific, limited issue.

The parking lots are adjacent to large accommodations, and some of their employees and guests have been parking in the free public parking spaces, instead of using parking opportunities provided for them by their respective accommodations. This practice has forced residents and visitors not associated with the accommodations to park elsewhere and move young children and beach equipment across the street to the beach. Older residents and visitors have also complained about being forced to use second row parking. The transformation of the parking lots to paid parking will encourage turnover of parking spaces in these locations.

Parking spaces in the parking lots will not be metered but will be numbered, and parking payments can be made via cellphone using the Passport Parking app (free download), online at, or by phone at (843) 628-2155. Signs within the paid parking lots will also provide payment information.

All motorized vehicles, including golf carts, must pay the $1 per hour parking fee.