Milling and Paving for North Myrtle Beach Roads and a Public Parking Lot Begins February 3

Weather permitting, on Monday, February 3, Southern Asphalt will begin milling and paving 40th Avenue South, 46th Avenue South, and Lewis Street.

Milling and paving of the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center parking lot occurs Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8.

Altogether, 41 North Myrtle Beach roads and a parking lot will be resurfaced at a cost of about $1 million.

The roads to be resurfaced include 13th Avenue North, 20th Avenue North, 5th Avenue South, 37th Avenue South, 40th Avenue South, 46th Avenue South, Allen Street, Bay Pines Court, Catalina Drive, Cherry Tree Lane, Clubhouse Drive, Coral Reef Drive, Coral Sand Drive, Crosswinds Avenue, Dogwood Place, Eastover Lane, Herring Gull Circle, Hunter Avenue, J. Bryan Floyd Community Center Parking Lot, Jerdon Circle, Landfall Drive, Lewis Street, Live Oak Court, Martha’s Way, Moorings Way, Mount Vernon Drive, North Oak Drive, Phyllis Street, Sand Dollar Court, Sea Bird Court, Sea Horse Court, South Oak Drive, Spotted Owl Landing, Summers Place, Sunset Harbour Drive, Swan Lake Drive, Tilghman Forest Drive, Watermark Court, Waterway Drive, White Tern Circle, Windy Pines Drive, and Wood Street.

An additional $750,000 in road resurfacing projects are planned for spring.

The City has about 200 miles of roads and its goal is to resurface 10 miles annually. All roads are assessed annually and prioritized according to their condition and the traffic volume they support.

January 10 is "Lawton Dews Day" in the City of North Myrtle Beach

During their January 6 meeting, the members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council presented a Proclamation to city resident Lawton Dews, naming January 10 Lawton Dews Day in North Myrtle Beach.

Left to Right in Photo: Council members Bob Cavanaugh, Nicole Fontana, Terry White, Mayor Marilyn Hatley, Lawton Dews, Hank Thomas, J.O. Baldwin, Fred Coyne.

During the presentation, Mayor Marilyn Hatley said that, while many residents support their community in some way, Lawton Dews’ involvements have been exceptional.

For years, Lawton Dews has attended most City Council meetings, offering public comments that are very supportive of public safety and other personnel.

He has shown a special interest in lifting up public safety personnel, and initiated major events, examples of which include arranging for a large gathering of residents at a July 2017 City Council meeting to thank and praise public safety personnel, and a organizing a major September 2019 awards banquet honoring state, county and municipal public safety personnel.

Lawton Dews arranged and promoted these and other events without a desire for personal reward. He has also been involved in the community on many other helpful levels.

Mayor Hatley encouraged North Myrtle Beach citizens to reach out to Lawton Dews to thank him for his efforts on behalf of law enforcement and the community.

State Representative William Bailey Presents $1 Million Check to the City of North Myrtle Beach for 18th Avenue North Ocean Outfall

State Representative William Bailey visited North Myrtle Beach City Hall today to present a check in the amount of $1 million to Mayor Marilyn Hatley. The funds go toward the $14 million 18th Avenue North Ocean Outfall, which begins construction in fall 2020.

In an accompanying letter, Representative Bailey thanked Mayor Hatley for her “selfless leadership not only for North Myrtle Beach, but the state as a whole.”

Mayor Hatley commended Representative Bailey for the “wonderful job he is doing for House District 104 and all of South Carolina” and thanked him for his efforts to help fund the City's Ocean Outfalls.

The 18th Avenue North Ocean Outfall will collect storm water from between 14th and 23rd Avenues North. It will also help reduce flooding problems along 11th Avenue North, reduce the amount of storm water that enters the marsh off Sea Mountain Highway, and reduce flooding that occurs on Ocean Boulevard between 18th and 20th Avenues North after heavy rain, which also negatively impacts a large oceanfront condominium property.

Representative Bailey serves on these House Committees: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee; Interstate Cooperation Committee; and the S.C. House Tax Policy Review Committee.

We thank Representative Bailey for his work on behalf of North Myrtle Beach and House District 104.

North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department Offers a Free January 23 - March 12 Citizens Police Academy

The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department offers a free Citizens Police Academy January 23 through March 12. Classes are held each Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, 1015 Second Avenue South. The academy is limited to 20 participants. Participants must attend all classes.

The Citizens Police Academy provides residents and business people with a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement. Participants learn about crime scene investigation, defensive driving, crime prevention, uniform/beach/bike patrol, victim services, fire/technical rescue, and more. CPR is part of the curriculum and requires one of the classes to be extended to three hours.

Interested persons may pick up an application packet from the records division in the main lobby of the public safety building. The records division is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Applications are also available after-hours and weekends at the 24-hour police lobby at the public safety building. NOTE: Completed application packets must be turned in by January 13.

For more information, please contact Lance Corporal Amy Vicks at 843-281-3706 or via email mail at asvicks@nmb.u

-- Class size is limited to 20 participants

-- Applicants must be 21 years of age or older

-- Applicants must reside in Horry County (North Myrtle Beach residents receive first preference)

-- Applicants must complete a personal history form and undergo a background investigation and criminal history check

-- Applicants must complete a minimum of 15 hours of ride-along/work-along time with police officers, dispatchers and other personnel.

-- After graduating of the Citizens Police Academy, participants may be eligible for upcoming volunteer programs.