GSHS Pets Go National + Bed Bug Lawsuit + Two New SC Laws

Aug 16, 2021

Morning, Myrtle Beach! It’s Monday, so let’s get you started with everything you need to know going on in town today. First, you’ll hear about the humane society getting help from shelters across the U.S., an Ohio family dealt with a bed bug infestation in Myrtle Beach earlier this summer, and two new South Carolina laws went into effect yesterday.

But first, let’s check out the weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the morning and after midnight. High: 86 Low: 77.

Here are the top stories in Myrtle Beach today:

  1. Grand Strand Humane Society is sending hundreds of animals to shelters across the U.S. before moving the organization to a temporary home. The shelter recently relocated 150 dogs and cats to shelters throughout the country. GSHS has not yet found a new location, but it is hopeful that the temporary move will have fewer animals to bring along. The plan is to return to the facility on Mr. Joe White Avenue once the building has been repaired. (WBTW)
  2. An Ohio man who vacationed in Myrtle Beach in May sued the Patricia Grand Resort, alleging that he and his family were bitten by bed bugs in their hotel room. The lawsuit alleges that the room was infested with the insects, and the family was not warned, nor was the room treated before their arrival or during their stay. (
  3. South Carolina has two new laws that went into effect yesterday. The first is the new open carry law for firearms. The law makes SC a Second Amendment sanctuary state. Private and public businesses can prohibit people from carrying firearms, and weapons are not allowed at schools. (WBTW)
  4. The second law that went into effect yesterday is the so-called “slowpoke” law, or the “move right” law. This requires drivers to only use far left lanes on highways when taking a left exit, or when no other vehicles are behind them. SC drivers who slow traffic by traveling in the left lane would be considered as breaking the law. The law is intended to help with congestion on interstates and highways. Only warnings will be given by police for the first 90 days. After that a citation will cost drivers $25. (WMBF)

Today in Myrtle Beach

  • Red Cross Blood Drive @ Myrtle Beach Blood Donation Center (7:45 AM)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive @3531 Pampas Dr (10:00 AM)
  • Nancy Olive @ Duplin Winery (12:00 PM)
  • Horry County Planning Commission Meeting (2:00 PM)
  • Matt Lambe @ Duffy Street Seafood Shack (6:00 PM)
  • Paige King Johnson @ Local On The Water (7:00 PM)
  • Paul Grimshaw @ Riptydz (7:00 PM)
  • The Bounty Hunters @ The Bowery (8:00 PM)

Myrtle Beach Patch Notebook

  • Top 10 Divorce Mistakes & How to Avoid Them – South Carolina Hub (August 19)

Alrighty, you’re all caught up for Monday! Enjoy the beginning of your week, and I’ll see you around tomorrow for more Grand Strand news.

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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.

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