Anna Young, The State Newspaper

Anna Young

The State Newspaper

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

‘The community will forever be changed’: Myrtle Beach votes down Grande Dunes project

LStar Ventures proposed a new road connecting Grande Dunes Members Club and former Waterway Hills Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, SC. City Council split their vote to deny the construction’s first reading. → Read More

‘I fully intend to win’: Presidential candidate Kamala Harris visits Myrtle Beach

Kamala Harris, democratic presidential candidate, brought her campaign to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina. She took aim at President Donald Trump and said she plans to win the election. → Read More

’Similarly Situated Plaintiffs’: Myrtle Beach wants Horry County held in contempt over tax

Myrtle Beach wants Horry County held in contempt for collecting hospitality tax in Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach despite a court order. North Myrtle Beach took no action at a special meeting on Tuesday. → Read More

North Myrtle Beach businessman arrested stealing nearly thousands in scam, police say

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina police arrested Walter Pigg on July 1 and charged him with six counts of breach of trust after stealing nearly $25,000 from his Keye Beach Rentals clients over the last year. → Read More

Visiting Myrtle Beach? Why the trip might soon cost you a little bit less

Changes to the accommodations and hospitality tax in Myrtle Beach, SC will go into effect on July 1. City merchants and retailers will now charge 3 percent accommodations tax and 2 percent hospitality tax. → Read More

‘Stingray stings are fairly common’: What to do if you spot a stingray in Myrtle Beach

A beach goer was stung by a stingray Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach, SC. Wildlife experts say spotting stingrays in the ocean is normal during the spring and summer seasons on the Grand Strand coastal shore. → Read More

Dangerous sidewalk conditions in Myrtle Beach led to a vacationer falling, a lawsuit says

An uneven Myrtle Beach, SC sidewalk along Ocean Boulevard has a Virginia woman suing the city claiming it created hazardous conditions for pedestrians that led to her trip and fall two years ago. → Read More

Why one North Myrtle Beach parking lot will be without a handicap ramp this summer

North Myrtle Beach announced that plans to construct a handicap ramp on 8th Avenue North will be halted until further notice. A permanent ramp was removed in April to allow for more parking. → Read More

‘This is on my bucket list’: Crowds gather in Myrtle Beach for Carolina Country Music Fest

Thousands of country music fans danced along Ocean Boulevard as they kicked off the first night of Carolina Country Fest in Myrtle Beach, SC. Performers took the stage as the annual, festival event started. → Read More

‘This place is magic’: Couple gets engaged at Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach

Charleston residents David Allen and Julie Hatfield got engaged on day one of Carolina Country Music Fest. Allen proposed to Hatfield in the same spot they said I love you at the annual event last year. → Read More

Yee Haw, y’all! CCMF is coming up in Myrtle Beach, and we’ve got your complete guide here

The 2019 CCMF starts June 7 at the Pavilion site on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach SC. Here’s your festival guide traffic information, where to park, the lineup of performers, other entertainment & concerts. → Read More

Paid parking in North Myrtle Beach: Tips you should know before heading to the beach

A paid parking program, with a $2 parking fee, is set to begin in North Myrtle Beach on June 15. Residents also need to apply for a parking decal if their car or golf cart is registered to their NMB address. → Read More

Carolina Country Music Fest: How to get around Myrtle Beach during the four-day event

Carolina Country Music Fest will be in Myrtle Beach June 6-9 along Ocean Boulevard at the old Pavilion. Here’s your guide on how to navigate traffic detours, road closures and congestion as you go to concerts. → Read More

’Bad taste in their mouth’: Do thinner crowds, fed-up bikers mean Bikefest is dying?

Thousands of bikers were expected to travel to Myrtle Beach, SC for Atlantic Beach Bikefest, but there were more police and cars than motorcycles along Ocean Boulevard. Rally attendees blame city restrictions. → Read More

Here’s the latest on the rebuilding of Myrtle Beach piers damaged by recent hurricanes

Following severe damage caused from Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence, Springmaid Pier and the Myrtle Beach State Park pier will undergo construction to ensure public safety for beachgoers this summer. → Read More

Myrtle Beach bike week: Murrells Inlet group greets bikers

Residents from a Murrells Inlet retirement community park sit on golf carts along Highway 17 Business to enjoy the sights and sounds as bikers roll in for Harley Davidson bike week rally along the Grand Strand. → Read More

Jellyfish 101: Why you’re seeing them on our beaches and what you should know

Cannonball jellyfish littered Myrtle Beach, SC area shores on Monday. Experts say spotting jellyfish, called blossoms on the beach is normal during the spring and summer seasons on the Grand Strand coast. → Read More

‘It’s about the people’: Potential challenger says Graham not fighting for constituents

Jaime Harrison plans to launch his campaign against Sen Lindsey Graham in the coming weeks. Harrison said he wants to bring hope and trust to the people Graham has neglected during his three-terms in office. → Read More

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Myrtle Beach

Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Myrtle Beach raising awareness for civility, gun control, medicaid expansion and voter registration. He will travel the state with his Rainbow Push Coalition urging residents to vote. → Read More

‘I’m not a fan of this one’: Why Myrtle Beach is divided on possible plastic bag ban

Myrtle Beach city leaders are discussing a possible ban on single-use carry out plastic bags that would go into effect in 2021. The current draft of the law calls for retail businesses to forgo the items. → Read More