Category: Local

Horry County’s New Gun Law

The Horry County Council, after much debate, has said no to “recklessly” firing a weapon within county limits. The council voted 10-2 to approve an ordinance that prohibits you from firing “a firearm or other mechanical device in such a manner as to exhibit a reckless, willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons, [..]

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Is Horry County about to Ban Tobacco Use?

Horry County Council is considering a ban on all tobacco and vaping products on Horry County property including county buildings and parks. Is it a good idea? Is it necessary to protect Horry County residents from the health dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke? The ordinance’s first reading is set for its first reading this week [..]

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Horry County’s Hookers, Heroin, and Homelessness

An article from the Sun News today highlights Myrtle Beach’s growing problem of homelessness, heroin addiction, and prostitution that is on display every day in downtown Myrtle Beach. Rampant Vagrancy, Open Drug Use and Prostitution Business owners and residents near the area of 3rd Avenue South in Myrtle Beach tell stories of rampant vagrancy, open [..]

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BOLO: Black Male in a Hoodie

Myrtle Beach police are looking for a black male in a hoodie. “Anyone with information is asked to call 843-918-1382.” Apparently, there was a robbery at the Lancer Motel on North Kings Highway this morning. The police need your help locating the suspect. If you see a black male in a hoodie, you should call [..]

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Police Drones in South Carolina

Across the country, police departments are increasingly using unmanned drones for law enforcement. Two things are clear: 1) Use of drones by police is a reality that is already here; and 2) The scope of the use of drones by police will continue to expand over the next few decades. Although many civil rights groups [..]

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Big Brother is Watching…

As we celebrate our nation’s independence and the freedom of the American people, I thought it was a good time to point out the extent of the surveillance state that we live in. If you haven’t noticed, there are now black devices that look a bit like cameras throughout the Myrtle Beach area, positioned on [..]

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The Crime of Paper Airplanes . . .

Back in January, a high school student in Andrews, S.C., threw a paper airplane in class that hit his science teacher, Edward McIver, in the eye. McIver then began an investigation, questioning the other students about who had thrown the airplane. He called the school resource officer, reported that he had been struck in the [..]

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Criminal Defense News Round-Up

Horry County has a new police chief – Joe Hill will begin work as chief of Horry County Police department next month.  Horry County paid more than $61,000 into the state retirement system so that the former police chief could retire with full benefits following a scandal that included allegations that a former detective had [..]

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