🌱 New Details On Copter Crash + Liberty Steel Suing Georgetown

Hello, Grand Strand! It's me again, Kathy Mandell, your host of the Myrtle Beach Daily. Today is Tuesday, March 29, 2022, and let's fill you in what's happening in and around the area.

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Times of clouds and sun. High: 55 Low: 50.

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Here are the top five stories in Myrtle Beach today:

  1. Investigators have released new details on that helicopter crash that happened Saturday in a Myrtle Beach parking lot. The helicopter is owned by Executive Helicopters, Inc. of Myrtle Beach, and there were three passengers aboard and the pilot. The pilot was attempting to land the aircraft on a helipad when it crash-landed in the parking lot and rolled into some bushes. The four people on board had very minor injuries, and signed waivers against going to the hospital. The NTSB confirmed that it is a sight-seeing helicopter, and the agency said it can take up to a year for a full crash report to be completed. (WMBF)

  2. Charges have been filed against a man who was driving a Chevy Tahoe this weekend and struck another vehicle driven by a woman who died at the scene. Herberto Pantaleon Polo was found at a Little River location and admitted to having been the driver of the vehicle. The woman who was killed has been identified as Mayte Ramirez Lopez, 42, of Mexico. She had been a Myrtle Beach resident at the time of the fatal crash. (MyHorryNews.com)

  3. A Myrtle Beach pharmacist is accused of stealing several types of drugs from a Little River CVS, according to an arrest warrant. Korey Patrick Gallagher, 30, was arrested on Monday and charged with three counts of theft of controlled substances. Gallagher has admitted to stealing the drugs. He is being held without bond at Long Detention Center.(WBTW)

  4. Small business owners who borrowed from the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL) can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. The SBA has announced an additional 30 months deferment for borrowers. Certain requirements apply. (Press Release Desk)

  5. Liberty Steel is taking Georgetown city officials to court in an attempt to stall the closure of the plant. The city is trying to revoke the mill's zoning status in Georgetown, after it had not operated within a one-year timeframe required after shutting down due to the pandemic. Liberty Steel is seeking an injunction. (wpde.com)

Today in Myrtle Beach:

  • Friends of Carolina Forest Library Bag of Books Sale @ Carolina Forest Library (8:00 AM)

  • High Tide Ultimate Frisbee Week 4 @ NMB Park & Sports Complex (All day) thru 3/31

  • Horry County Schools Tech Expo @ Myrtle Beach Convention Center (10:00 AM) (HCS.net)

  • James Hood - Caribbean Cowboy @ 39th Ave Bar & Grille, NMB (5:00 PM)

  • Lobster & Jazz @ The Brentwood (4:00 PM) $59 per person — every Tuesday and Thursday

  • Leroy Harper Jr's All Starz @ Captain Archie's (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Calling all food lovers. 😋 See you all at the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival this weekend! Friday through Sunday, at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place. Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday starts at 11 a.m. (VisitMyrtleBeach.com)

  • Brookgreen Gardens honored two female award recipients in honor of its founder, Anna Hyatt Huntington, recently. Russell Holliday and Sam Senig were both recognized as two leaders in the arts community who embody Huntington's spirit. Holliday is an artist who has supported Brookgreen and served as a trustee, for many years. Senig is majoring in graphic design and studio art at CCU. (Holy City Sinner)

  • The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: Did you know that you can support HSNMB by shopping at Kroger? Choose " The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach" as your charity of choice at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and you'll earn cash for the animals just by grocery shopping! (Facebook)

  • Goat yoga! Tidal Creek Brewhouse hosted a goat yoga session Sunday in its Beer Garden. The class was for all levels, and during the class goats climbed on people's backs. The baby goats were on site courtesy of Lazy Day Farm and Petting Zoo, and SC JeepHer's. A portion of the proceeds went to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. (WMBF)

  • There's been another Powerball lottery winner in Myrtle Beach! This time, the winner bought a winning ticket at Food Lion on 3890 South Kings Highway. The payoff was a cool $150,000. (WBTW)

  • Now hiring! Myrtle Beach Jobs: see what openings are out there for you! Here's the latest list compiled by Patch and ZipRecruiter. (Myrtle Beach Patch)

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Now you're in the loop and ready to start this Tuesday. I'll see you tomorrow morning with your mid-week edition of the Myrtle Beach Daily!

Kathy Mandell

About me: The best decision I ever made was relocating to the Myrtle Beach area from New England a few years ago, with my three dogs and three cats. I enjoy dogs, cats, road trips, photography, writing, vegetarian food, live music, bicycling and above all my daily walks on the beaches in and around the Grand Strand.

This article originally appeared on the Myrtle Beach Patch