Register Now for the December 13 Shop With a Hero Charity Golf Tournament on the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort and Golf in North Myrtle Beach

The ninth annual North Myrtle Beach Shop with a Hero Charity Golf Tournament is December 13 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 Hero (formerly Shop with a Cop) program, managed by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department. Shop with a Hero 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.

Register for January 21 - March 12 North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program

Register now for the City's January 21-March 12 Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard program at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC). Classes are Tuesday and Thursday 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at the AFC.

The program focuses on people ages 9-15 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 paid 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.


Saturday, January 11, 3:00 p.m. at the AFC: All participants who are new to the Junior Lifeguard program 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 21) – All Lessons are 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Welcome and Orientation, Recognizing Emergencies, Victim Recognition, Lifeguard Equipment, Reaching Assists

-- Lesson 2 (January 23)
Knowing your Environment, RID Factor, Surveillance and Scanning, Throwing Assists

-- Lesson 3 (January 28)
General Procedures, Entering the Water, Entries and Approaches

-- Lesson 4 (January 30)
Procedures for an Emergency, Primary Assessment

-- Lesson 5 (February 4)
Emergency Action Plan, Rescues at or Near the Surface

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

-- Lesson 7 (February 11)
Walking Assist, Two Person Removal from Water, Escapes

-- Lesson 8 (February 13)
Conscious Choking, Ventilation, Unconscious Choking

-- Lesson 9 (February 18)
The Cardiac Chain, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Using an Automated External Defibrillator

-- Lesson 10 (February 20)
Facility Safety Check, Preparation for Shadowing, Currents

-- Lesson 11 (February 25)
Handling Difficult Situations, Aquatic Hazards,

-- Lesson 12 (February 27)
First Aid, Secondary Assessment

-- Lesson 13 (March 3)
Head, Neck and Back Injuries

-- Lesson 14 (March 5)
Preparation for Shadowing, Skills Review

-- Lesson 15 (March 10)
Course Review, Make Up Day, Survival Floating

-- Lesson 16, (March 12)
Group Written Test, Final Skills


The cost for the program is $25. All participants receive a rash-guard swim shirt and a Junior Lifeguard manual, and new Junior Lifeguards receive a backpack.


To learn more about the program, please email Lieutenant Corporal May Lauzon at


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

Don't place bagged Recyclables in Recycling Roll Carts or Bins at Curbside for Pickup

Do you collect recyclables in plastic or other bags during the week and then place the bagged materials at curbside in recycling roll carts or bins for pick up? If you do, please stop.

During the week, you may put your recyclables in a plastic or other bag, however, before placing the materials at curbside for pick up, you must empty the contents of the bag into your recycling roll cart or bin so that the materials are loose in the container. Do not include the bag in the recycling container.

If you recycle using City or County drop-off locations, this rule also applies.  
It is still okay to bag regular household garbage for pick up.


The Horry County Solid Waste Authority informed cities, towns and other entities offering recycling programs that it is receiving an increased number of loads containing plastic and other bags at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), where your city and others take the materials it collects to be recycled. The bags wind up in the MRF's machinery, causing significant downtime and repair costs.

In the recycling industry, loads containing bags are “contaminated loads." The overseas markets that buy recyclables from the County have decreased their acceptable contamination threshold to .05%. When the contamination level exceeds that, the country receiving the recycling load sends it back to the County at the County's expense. The County must then pass that cost on to the cities, towns and other entities that collect bagged recyclables and deliver them to the MRF. The County now charges a fee of $150 to the city, town or other entity that delivers a contaminated load to the MRF. Continued violations increase the fee to $250 and $350 per load, respectively.


-- Do not recycle pizza boxes if they have cheese or other food remnants on them. Food remnants cannot be removed from the box fibers.

-- Before recycling, wash soiled food and drink containers and bottles. There cannot be any residue.

-- Do not flatten cans and bottles. The recycling machinery often mistakes the flattened items for paper, jamming the machinery.

If you have any questions about recycling in the City of North Myrtle Beach, please call 843-280-5500. 

Remember - North Myrtle Beach Public Parking Charrette is November 15, 2019 at the City Hall

Representatives from Kimley-Horn, the City’s public parking consultant, will be on hand Friday, November 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at City Hall to conduct a public parking charrette. Property owners, residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to participate.

A charrette is an interactive planning session that enables participants to collaborate on a vision or strategies. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to project designers.

The charrette offers a “drop-in” format, allowing people to arrive and leave at any time between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The charrette will include proposed strategies for potential refinements to the City’s paid parking program introduced in mid-June 2019, and proposed long-term parking management and investment strategies.

As occurred during the City’s first public parking charrette in February 2019, easels will display proposed solutions to public parking challenges and participants will use different colored stickers to indicate their preferences regarding each item.

Kimley-Horn representatives will be available at the charrette to answer questions or provide additional information on proposed solutions.

City Council members will receive a report including the points of view collected during the charrette and will refer to it as they continue to work on the City’s public parking program.

Accompanying photo taken during February 2018 public parking charrette. 

The Great Christmas Light Show - Nov 25 - Dec 30, 2019

Location: North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex 150 Citizens Cir, Little River, SC
The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 2 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 40 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life. The drive through light show is open nightly November 25 – December 30 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

After the journey through the light show, we invite everyone to park their car and visit Santa’s Village where they can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, petting zoo, visits with Santa and more! Santa’s Village is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from November 29-December 15. Opens nightly December 19-30 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

Hours & Admission

The Great Christmas Light Show – Drive Through Experience will be open November 25 – December 30 (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Gates open at 5:30 pm.

Santa’s Village will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from November 29 – December 15. Opens nightly December 19 – 30 (Closed on Christmas Day December)

1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle

16-30 guests: $30 per vehicle

31+ guests: $60 per vehicle

Santa’s Village

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from November 29 – December 15. Opens Nightly December 19-30 (closed Christmas Day).

Park you car and walk over to Santa’s Village where you’ll find…
Visits with Santa – FREE! Don’t forget your camera!
Petting Zoo
Obstacle Course and Maze!
Village Treats – Hot Chocolate and s’mores! Roast your own marshmallows.
Santa’s Express Train Ride – Hop aboard and get an up close look at the lights!

North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Attend November 11 Veterans Day Event in North Myrtle Beach


You are invited to participate in a Veterans Day Service at Veterans Plaza at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex on Monday, November 11. The event begins at 11:00 a.m.

Hosts for this event are American Legion Post 186 and VFW Post 10804.

Special guests include Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers, who send care packages to troops overseas and help local veterans, and, North Myrtle Beach Cub Scout Pack 800, whose members will honor veterans.

The event will include posting of colors by the American Legion Honor Guard, the National Anthem, and an opening prayer.

The posting of service flags by VFW 10804 will include flags representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

The guest speaker is Christopher N. Vandenberg, a retired Chief Master Sergeant serving in the Air Force from April 1984 until retirement from active duty in June 2011. His assignments were wide-ranging.

During his 27 years of service, he traveled to every state and 16 countries. Assigned to the Pentagon and surrounding agencies for 17 years, he served as Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Policy & Legislative Initiatives, and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of War Planning during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and other anti-terrorism initiatives.

The presentation of wreaths includes red for strength, white for purity and blue for eternity.

The closing portion of the observance includes a flag ceremony, 21-gun salute, Taps, the song God Bless the USA, and a closing prayer.

November 2 Citywide Clean Up Day in North Myrtle Beach Was a Success

Todd Welles (KNMBB), Jay Beeson (KNMBB),
and Brock Williams (NMB Sanitation Department)
with some of the paint and other materials brought to the
Transfer Station on Second Avenue South.
Last Saturday, the Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Commission (KNMBB), City Sanitation Division personnel and others held the annual citywide cleanup.

This was an opportunity for residents to clean out their attics, garages and homes of many types of unwanted items.

We thank all who participated!

SHRED 360 was on hand and reports they shredded over 2,000 pounds of material.

About 2,000 pounds of paint, chemicals and other items were brought to the Transfer Station.

About 4,000 pounds of electronics (primarily old TVs), scrap metal, appliances, grills, old beds, couches and other items were also collected.

See you again next year!