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9:56 am on Wednesday February 26, 2014

North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex officially opens Saturday

The Sports Parks and Recreation complex in North Myrtle Beach is having their grand opening this weekend. Seventeen collegiate girls softball teams will be the first of many to run onto the multiple fields.  City Manager Mike Mahaney says that this...
10:45 am on Monday February 17, 2014

Construction Set To Start On Myrtle Beach Sports Center

Construction on the new Myrtle Beach Sports Center is set to begin Feb. 24, 2014, with completion expected one year later, on Feb. 24, 2015.   The indoor tournament facility is being built adjacent to the existing Myrtle Beach Convention Center. ...
10:16 am on Monday July 29, 2013

Horry County officials warm to ice rink idea along the Grand Strand

Talks of sports tourism in Horry County’s shoulder season have re-ignited a conversation between county officials and those looking to bring an ice rink to the area. Steve Elias, general manager of Grand Strand Ice Management, said his company has...
12:23 pm on Monday July 22, 2013

Horry County skittish about sports tourism funding

An anticipated request for Horry County to provide funding for the planned sports tourism complex in Myrtle Beach sparked some councilmen to voice frustration over the speed of the city’s progress on the complex and a call for a more concerted...
12:17 pm on Tuesday June 25, 2013

NMB Sports Park construction and booking booming

Things are moving along very well for the North Myrtle Beach Sports Park. All sections of the park are under construction, and the baseball fields are set to be finished first. Buildings are starting to be built on the property. Bookings for the...
7:26 am on Wednesday November 28, 2012

Myrtle Beach scheduled as a location in regional bike racing series

Local rider, Wade Davis, makes his way through the wooded portion of the Horry County Bike & Run Park. The Horry County Bike and Run Park (affectionately called "The Hulk") will host an event for the Coastal Carolina Off-Road Series in 2013....
9:47 am on Monday November 26, 2012

NMB starts sports tourism effort (Update: new roads planned)

Flickr user chemisti Update November 26, 2012:  While leaders are traveling near and far, scoping out sports tourism opportunities for the new facility to house, work is about to begin on the roads leading into it. According to the Sun News,  To get...
7:46 am on Tuesday August 28, 2012

The Golf.com World Am Begins in Myrtle Beach

Flickr User: lincolnblues The GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship begins with a thunderous kick-off as 3,100 players from 49 states and 25 countries (including baseball legend Roger Clemens) compete on 50-plus Grand Strand courses for the...
4:22 am on Saturday December 17, 2011

NFL hopefuls come to Myrtle Beach for FCS Senior Scout Bowl (Update: Kick-off at 1p.m.)

Photos by TheDigitel Myrtle Beach Update December 17, 2011: Just a reminder that this event is happening today.  Here are some links to recent stories: FCS Senior Bowl set for debut in Myrtle Beach  (The Sun News) 3 Chants get last chance to play...
8:36 am on Sunday December 11, 2011

Junior Olympic runners travel to Myrtle Beach (Update: About 10,000 visitors)

USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship Update December 11, 2011: According to Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea, the event brought an estimated 10,000 visitors over the weekend. They say this is good for about $1.5 million in revenue in...

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