Last Call - 8th North Myrtle Beach Annual Shop With a Cop Golf Tournament


The 8th Annual North Myrtle Beach Shop with a Cop Charity Golf Tournament isFriday, January 25 with an 11:00 a.m. start on the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf.

For registration information, please contact the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at 843-280-5584 or download information and a registration form at

Proceeds from the charity golf tournament go to the Shop with a Cop program, managed by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department.Shop with a Cop is a Christmas program for children in need at the Ocean Drive Elementary School. Guidance Counselors at the school identify children in need who receive the benefits of the program. The children enjoy lunch and receive a $150 Walmart gift card with which to buy presents and essentials, such as winter coats.

North Myrtle Beach police officers and volunteers help guide the children as they make their purchases. The goal of the charity golf tournament is to raise enough money to provide an unforgettable Christmas for children in need in the community.

This is a four-person, captain’s choice golf tournament with an 11:00 a.m. start. Tournament fees are $65 per person or $260 per team. Players may register individually or as a team. Please make checks payable to “City of North Myrtle Beach” and return registration forms to the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

The tournament fee includes green fees, cart, range balls, non-alcoholic beverages, continental breakfast, lunch, a $10,000 hole-on-one contest, three additional hole-in-one contests valued at $500 each, and more.

City of North Myrtle Beach Work Schedule for January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The City of North Myrtle Beach will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21.

  • City Hall and the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center closed.
  • No City Council Meeting
  • Sanitation services follow regular schedule.
  • The Aquatic & Fitness Center follows regular schedule.
  • Police & Fire/Rescue services follow regular schedule.

About Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the American Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. For more than a decade, he was the recognized leader of the civil rights movement.

King was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about landmark legislation including the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. At the time, he was the youngest person to receive the award. He also received the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian awards in the United States.

The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983. By 2000, all states formally observed the holiday.

(Photo: Getty Images: Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1963 March on Washington where, before about 250,000 people, he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.)

January 16 North Myrtle Beach City Council Workshop Focuses on Short-Term rental Houses

The North Myrtle Beach City Council meets in a workshop session on Wednesday, January 16, at 1:30 p.m.
The workshop convenes at City Hall and then City Council will board a bus to take a tour of some North Myrtle Beach rental houses to get a firsthand feel for numbers of bedrooms and on-site parking opportunities available at different types of rental houses. This will have value to Council members as they continue their discussion of how to manage the impact of different kinds of short-term rental houses on areas in which they are located.
Council’s tour of rental houses will occur in this order:
-- 204 54th Avenue North
-- 4902 North Ocean Boulevard
-- 602 North Ocean Boulevard
-- 807 Hillside Drive

January 8 Planning Commission Workshop & Meeting Agenda

The North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission will hold a 9:15 a.m. workshop and 5:00 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, January 8 at City Hall.

Access the agenda via or visit and look under "Agendas" or "Press Releases" on the home page.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or participation should contact 843-280-5555 as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours before the meeting.

January 7 North Myrtle Beach City Council Executive Session and Meeting

The North Myrtle Beach City Council will hold a Monday, January 7, 6:30 p.m.Executive Session and a 7:00 p.m. Meeting at City Hall, 1018 Second Avenue North.

To access the agenda, please follow this link: visit and look under "Agendas" or "Press Releases" on the home page.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or participation should contact 843-280-5555 as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours before the meeting.

City of North Myrtle Beach Schedules February 8 Public Parking Workshop

As promised, the City of North Myrtle Beach has hired a consulting firm,Kimley-Horn, to help assess existing public parking opportunities and to help develop short-term and long-term public parking solutions.

People interested in public parking in North Myrtle Beach are encouraged to participate in a Friday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. workshop at City Hall, during which they can share with Kimley-Horn representatives their thoughts and suggestions on public parking opportunities and issues in North Myrtle Beach.

The workshop offers a “drop-in” format, which means people can arrive and leave at any time between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This opportunity will be interactive and informative, providing participants with opportunities to help refine the vision and goals for public parking in North Myrtle Beach, view and discuss various alternative public parking solutions, and provide input on the best solutions for the community.

Registration Open for January 24-March 14 North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program

Registration is open for the City's January 24-March 14 Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard program. All classes are at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center.

The program focuses on people ages 10-15 who enjoy the beach and ocean, and who would like to learn water safety and lifesaving skills, including CPR, while also participating in fun games and activities. For successful participants, the program can also offer a path to eventual seasonal employment as one of the city's Ocean Lifeguards (age 16-plus).

The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department sponsors the program and Beach Patrol Officers teach the classes. Several trained and experienced Ocean Lifeguards also assist in teaching the program.

Participants engage in fun, physical exercises that encourage them to work in teams, build confidence, and learn lifesaving skills.

All classes are at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) from 6:45pm to 8:15pm.

PRETEST REQUIREMENT: Saturday, January 19, 3:00pm at the AFC. All participants who have not previously completed the course and are not on a swim team must perform a 50-yard (two laps of the pool) swim test to demonstrate swimming ability. Participants do not have to be fast swimmers, but must be comfortable enough in the water in order to ensure a safe and fun learning environment.

Lesson 1 (January 24) – All Lessons are 6:45pm-8:15pm
Welcome and Orientation, Recognizing Emergencies, Victim Recognition, Lifeguard Equipment, Reaching Assists

Lesson 2 (January 29)
Knowing your Environment, RID Factor, Surveillance and Scanning, Throwing Assists

Lesson 3 (January 31)
General Procedures, Entering the Water, Entries and Approaches

Lesson 4 (February 5)
Procedures for an Emergency, Primary Assessment

Lesson 5 (February 7)
Emergency Action Plan, Rescues at or Near the Surface

Lesson 6 (February 12)
Educating Others, Conflict Resolution, FIND Model, Injury Prevention, Submerged Victim Shallow Water

Lesson 7 (February 14)
Walking Assist, Two Person Removal from Water, Escapes

Lesson 8 (February 19)
Conscious Choking, Ventilations, Unconscious Choking

Lesson 9 (February 21)
The Cardiac Chain, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Using an Automated External Defibrillator

Lesson 10 (February 26)
Facility Safety Check, Preparation for Shadowing, Currents

Lesson 11 (February 28)
Handling Difficult Situations, Aquatic Hazards,

Lesson 12 (March 5)
First Aid, Secondary Assessment

Lesson 13 (March 7)
Head, Neck and Back Injuries

Lesson 14 (March 12)
Survival Floating, Preparation for Shadowing, Skills Review

Lesson 15 (March 14)
Course Review, Written Assessment, Final Skills

The cost for the program is $25, which includes a backpack, rash-guard swim shirt, and a Junior Lifeguard manual.

To learn more about the program, please call the City’s Beach Patrol at 843-281-3819.

Register for the Junior Lifeguard Program at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1100 2nd Avenue South.

North Myrtle Beach Fire Department is Collecting Items for the Sea Haven Youth Homeless Shelter

Throughout January, the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department is collecting coats, hats and gloves for the Sea Haven Youth Homeless Shelter

Throughout January, the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department is collecting coats, hats, gloves and socks for the Sea Haven Youth Homeless Shelter. The items can be new or in good used condition.

Please bring your items to any North Myrtle Beach fire station.

North Myrtle Beach Fire Station Locations

-- Station 1 - 1015 2nd Avenue South
-- Station 2 - 307 Sea Mountain Highway
-- Station 3 - 803 33rd Avenue South
-- Station 4 - 5345 Little River Neck Road
-- Station 5 - 4740 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road.

For more information, please contact Firefighter/EMT Aaron Asbury at 843-280-5511.