Sunday Pops in the Park


BRING A CHAIR or BLANKET to the NMB Park and Sports Complex Sandhills Bank Amphitheater for a FREE concert featuring the North Myrtle Beach Community Band and the Stardusters BIG Band.  The concert will take place on Sunday, May 1st @ 5:00pm.

The program for the afternoon will include many crowd-favorites such as:
- Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The Dam Busters
- Carnaval in Sao Paulo
- And other Jazz Standards from the Stardusters BIG Band
Join us for a great afternoon of fun music!
In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved to the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center at 7:30pm.
More information about this concert can be found on the NMB Community Band's facebook page, by clicking here.  
Join us THIS SUNDAY for what is sure to be a fantastic afternoon of music!

May 1 Divas Half Marathon Route May Require Some to Accesses Churches via Alternate Roads

The May 1 Divas Half Marathon route may require those who attend the following places of worship to access them via alternate roads: Church of the Lost and Found, Trinity Methodist Church, Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, Barefoot Church, Lakeside Baptist Church, King of Glory Lutheran Church, St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

On the morning of May 1, half marathon participants will be running along the main routes where these churches are located at about the following times:

§  Church of the Lost and Found:
§  6:45am-7:30am – Northbound land Ocean Blvd shut down. Enter Ocean Blvd from 6th Avenue North.

§  Trinity United Methodist Church:
§  7:20 a.m.-8:15 a.m. – Half marathon participants should be running north on Hillside Drive and will be crossing 14th Avenue South.

§  Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church:
§  7:00 a.m.-7:15 a.m. – Participants should be running south on Ocean Boulevard. 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Participants should be running north on Hillside Drive.

§  Barefoot Church:
§  7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. – Participants should be running up the west bound lane of Main Street and turning right on to Ye Olde Kings Highway.

§  Lakeside Baptist Church, King of Glory Lutheran Church, St. Stephens Episcopal Church:
§  7:50 a.m.-9:45 a.m. – The westbound lane of 11th Avenue North will be closed to vehicle traffic. All runners should have cleared 11th Avenue North by 10:00 a.m.

For more information about the Divas Half Marathon event, please contact the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 280-5570.

Greg Frazier hired as North Myrtle Beach Fire Marshal

The City of North Myrtle Beach has hired Greg Frazier as its new Fire Marshal. He will report to work on May 2. 

Frazier has worked in the fire service for 30 years. He retired in early 2016 after 15 years in the Fire Marshal’s office in Raleigh, NC. He served as shift Deputy Fire Marshal in Raleigh for the past six years.

Frazier has extensive experience in inspections, the testing of fire protection installations, and operations involving all occupancy classes. He has also taught fire inspection certification classes for over 20 years.

Before joining the Raleigh Fire Department, Frazier served as Fire Marshal for the city of Henderson, NC. 
“Our area was listed recently as one of the fastest growing areas in the United States,” said Fire Chief Garry Spain, “and Raleigh is listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. That experience with growth should help Greg in his transition to our area, and it will be of great benefit to us.”

“With his experience in the fire service, as well as his outgoing personality, we feel like Greg will be a great fit for North Myrtle Beach,” said Public Safety Director Jay Fernandez.  “We are very excited to have him join the department.”

Two FREE Anti- Bullying Seminars to be held Saturday, April 23 at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center in North Myrtle Beach

Two free anti-bullying seminars will be held April 23 at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach. One seminar will run from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for elementary school age children and their families, and another from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for middle school and high school children and their families.

The seminars will be presented by Sensei Chris Greene, whose goal is to help keep kids safe by overcoming bully problems and restoring confidence. Developing strength through confidence can help to prevent kids from looking like victims. Each 90 minute seminars is fast-paced, fun and lively. Participants will learn practical techniques and strategies for dealing with bullies that are easy to remember and easy to accomplish. By gaining an understanding of bullies and their tactics, children can overcome bullying problems. They will stop fearing bullies, and feel good about themselves.

People six years of age and older who participates in the Anti-Bullying Seminar will receive a free trial period coupon to Sensei Chris Greene’s Taekwondo class, which is held at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The 27-year-old class features seven black belt assistant instructors. Participants learn defensive skills in a comfortable, nonthreatening environment. Taekwondo is a fun sport that provides great exercise, builds confidence, and teaches old school values such as, honor, dignity, accountability, courage, respect, and self-reliance. The class is primarily for beginner and intermediate students, however, students can advance to black belt level over time.

For more information, contact Chris Greene at (843) 450-0498 or Interested persons may also call the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 280–5584 or visit .

City of North Myrtle Beach offers residential recycling program

The city of North Myrtle Beach believes in residential recycling, and its public works department intends to exceed South Carolina’s statewide goal of 40% participation. Toward that end, the department will enclose a brochure outlining its residential recycling program opportunities in with the city’s April water bill.

The city provides weekly curbside collection of residential recyclables, and will provide each customer with a recycling bin or recycling roll-cart container (based on availability). There is no cost for the initial bin or roll-cart, however, a replacement fee is charged for lost or stolen roll-carts. Recycling roll-carts are available in 64 gallon or 48 gallon sizes at the customer's option. Residents can acquire a recycling bin or roll-cart by contacting the public works department at (843) 280-5500.

The following materials may be included in North Myrtle Beach residential curbside recycling: Newspapers; magazines; catalogs; junk mail (first dispose of any personal information via shredding); phone books with hard cover removed; cereal, snack and cracker cardboard boxes; shoe boxes; corrugated cardboard boxes that have been emptied and flattened; aluminum and metal cans, including aerosol cans; plastic jugs and bottles marked with No. 1-7; glass jars and bottles.

Participants are asked to place recyclables at curbside only on their recycling collection day. Materials left at curbside for prolonged periods of time can be blown away by wind or swept away by rainfall, leading to clogged storm water drains.

The city also operates a recycling drop-off site on Bay Street at 6th Avenue South and a cardboard collection site at its solid waste transfer station at 1220 Second Avenue South.                    E-Waste can also be taken to this location.

The city offers a special cardboard collection service for anyone moving in or out of a home, and immediately following the Christmas holidays. During those times, place your flattened cardboard boxes at curbside on your scheduled recycling pick up day. You must call (843) 280-5500 in advance to receive this limited service.

The following materials are not accepted for curbside recycling but may be recycled at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Convenience Centers: Batteries, cooking oil, household electronics, scrap metal, tires, shoes, textiles, used motor oil, used filters, and yard waste. A list of Convenience Center locations is available at

Chemicals, paints, and cleaners may be recycled at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority location on Highway 90 on the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NMB Tree City Board presents its April Tree of the Month Award to Bill and Marianne McDonald

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board recently presented its Tree of the Month Award to Bill and Marianne McDonald, 805 Tillson Road, North Myrtle Beach.

The McDonalds received the award for the manner in which they have preserved two trees on their property, a large Live Oak and a large Hickory.

When the McDonald’s home was constructed in 1984, the two large trees were present on the undeveloped lot. The owner was so impressed with the spread of the two trees that he had their contractor build the carport around one and a deck around the other. Cost was not an issue.

The McDonalds say that they have had to trim the tree that extends up through the carport roof but the benefits far outweigh the ongoing maintenance effort.

Apart from the beauty that the tree lends to their property, the shade offered by the crown of the tree helps to cool their home’s inside temperature by 10 or more degrees during the hot and humid summer months.

The tree growing up through their deck also provides shade and enhances their enjoyment of the outdoor setting.

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board began its Tree of the Month Award program in 2010 as a way to recognize unique trees within the community that have been preserved over the years. The program also provides a platform to remind people of the benefits and importance that trees offer in our daily 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 North Myrtle Beach Parks & Grounds Superintendent Jim Grainger at (843) 280-5571 or via email at

City of North Myrtle Beach to Seal and Stripe Public Parking Lots Over the Next Two Weeks or More

Weather permitting, contractors will seal and stripe a variety of public parking lots in the city of North Myrtle Beach wide over the next two weeks or more.

In an effort to make sure the selected lots are empty when the work crews arrive, public grounds staff will barricade and sign the lots the day before work is scheduled to occur. As a last resort, cars owned by uncooperative persons will be towed.

Work Schedule

Monday, 4/11 Sealing – Ingress to be blocked on 4/10

  • Ocean Boulevard parking at 50th Avenue North
  • Cherry Grove Fire Station on Sea Mountain Highway
  • Ocean Boulevard parking at Shorehaven Drive
  • 47th Avenue South street end

Thursday 4/14 – Ingress to be blocked 4/13

  • Ocean Boulevard Parking at 4th Avenue North
  • 4th Avenue North street end
  • Ocean Park at 1st Avenue South
  • Ocean Boulevard parking at 20th Avenue South

Week of 4/18-4/22 – Specific dates to be determined

  • 23rd Avenue South street end
  • 27th Avenue South street end
  • Central Park across from the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center
  • Central Park overflow behind Captain Jack’s Seafood
  • Barefoot Fire Station
  • NMB Park & Sports Complex Baseball parking area – East side
  • NMB Park & Sports Complex Soccer parking area – West side
  • NMB Park & Sports Complex lakefront parking