State Champion North Myrtle Beach Volleyball Team Recognized at December 3 City Council Meeting

uring their December 3 meeting, the members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council congratulated the North Myrtle Beach High School Girls Varsity Volleyball Team for having won the Class 4A State High School Volleyball Championship.

 PHOTO: L-R: City Manager Mike Mahaney, Mayor Marilyn Hatley, State Volleyball Champs, Coach Alex Sing.

Coached by Alex Sing, the Lady Chiefs completed a perfect season. What makes their winning the State Championship even more impressive is that the team lost almost four weeks of practice and competition due to Hurricane Florence, while other teams did not.

More than three-quarters of the 2018 team will be returning to play next year. We all look forward to the Lady Chiefs being very competitive in 2019!

Sandhills Bank Donates to Shop With a Cop Program

During the December 3 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Sandhills Bank representatives Frankie Jones and Susan Ford presented the City with a check in the amount of $1,451 for the North Myrtle Beach Shop with a Cop program. The funds were collected during the annual Mayfest on Main® Festival.

PHOTO: L-R: Frankie Jones (Sandhills Bank), Public Safety Director Jay Fernandez, Susan Ford (Sandhills Bank), Mayor Marilyn Hatley

Managed by the City’s Public Safety Department, Shop with a Cop provides children in need with a $150 Walmart gift card with which to purchase presents and necessary items, such as winter coats. The children also are treated to a holiday lunch.

Beach Renourishment Project May Begin during the Week of December 3 in North Myrtle Beach

Weather and other factors permitting, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project begins in North Myrtle Beach the week of December 3.

The project replaces 200,000 cubic yards of sand lost to Hurricane Irma. Based on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach profile measurements, sand is to be placed from about 17th Avenue South to 7th Avenue North, and should take several weeks to accomplish.
Great Lakes Dock & Dredge has begun stockpiling pipe at the 7th Avenue South street end and has established its first onshore pipeline at 15th Avenue South. The entire beach renourishment project is entitled, Myrtle Beach Shore Protection Project and includes portions of beaches in Garden City/Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. The North Myrtle Beach phase was to begin in September, but Hurricane Florence delayed it. Great Lakes Dock & Dredge is winding up the Myrtle Beach portion of the project. To follow the location and progress of the renourishment project, please visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site at On the home page under the heading of Routinely Requested, click on GIS Portal, then Web Mapper, then Myrtle Beach Web Mapper.