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By Marissa Miller, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2010
Since vacationers left last summer, Myrtle Beach, S.C., has had a little work done. The South Carolina coastal town has added restaurants, more activities and a new 1.2-mile boardwalk set to open in June. It's all in an effort to boost tourism to the area, which like many travel destinations has struggled during the recent economic downturn. In the past three years, the Grand Strand saw the loss of a landmark amusement pavilion, the closing of the much-publicized Hard Rock Park and vacancy rates that had hoteliers nearly giving away rooms.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Triple-A Norfolk IF Ivan De Jesus played all nine innings of the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the International League's 7-3 win. … RHP Tyler Wilson , who joined the Tides earlier this month, entered the All-Star break tied for the minor league lead in wins with 12. … 1B Christian Walker , who joined the Tides on Thursday, walked three times in his Triple-A debut that day and collected...
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TRAVEL
May 30, 2010
1. Enjoy the boardwalk The new 1.2-mile boardwalk is set to open in June. 2. See butterflies This spring, Brookgreen Gardens opens a new Butterfly House, displaying dozens of species of butterflies native to the Southeast. (brookgreen.org) 3. Live history The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is a 17-acre farm that re-creates life in Horry County in the early 1900s. 4. Be radical The Radical Ropes Adventure Park opens in June and features high-ropes courses with extreme zip lines that soar above a 5-acre forest, offering views of treetops and the ocean on the horizon.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
After Parker Bridwell carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning last week for High-A Frederick, manager Luis Pujols told him that if he learned from that start, he could put his early season struggles behind him. Bridwell did just that Tuesday, riding his rediscovered changeup and swing-and-miss breaking ball to six innings in which he struck out eight batters and gave up three runs and six hits to a potent Myrtle Beach lineup. “Last year, [my changeup] was one of my best pitches, and it showed back up a couple outings ago,” Bridwell said.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2013
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will be adding daily nonstop seasonal service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Myrtle Beach International Airport beginning April 25. Spirit, based in Florida, operates Airbus A319 and A320 jets on its routes, with 145 to 178 seats each. The flight from Baltimore will depart at 10:45 a.m. The return from Myrtle Beach will depart at 5:20 p.m. Paul Wiedefeld, executive director of BWI Marshall, welcomed the addition, noting that the Myrtle Beach route opens a new nonstop market and gives Florida vacationers another option for low airfares.
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By Ethan Goldberg | June 14, 2009
Myrtle Beach, the largest city along the Grand Strand, is an ideal vacation destination for families on any budget, attracting nearly 14 million visitors per year. Beyond the white beaches that blanket the coast of the Atlantic Ocean lies a sea of entertainment, activity and nature. Although Myrtle Beach is already firmly established, the variety of new theme parks and resorts prove that the region is still blooming. 1 Ride through Freestyle Music Park : This 55-acre amusement park, formerly Hard Rock Park, features roller coasters, play areas, restaurants, stores and an amphitheater for live shows.
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By From Staff Reports | May 27, 1995
Tarik Walker scored the game-winner with five minutes left to lift the Baltimore Bays over the Myrtle Beach Boyz, 3-2, yesterday at Cardinal Gibbons School.Myrtle Beach 2 0 -- 2Bays 0 3 -- 3
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Sun Staff Writer | August 30, 1994
Forty people thought they were headed for sunshine and palm trees early yesterday. But as the sky darkened, they were left holding their bags on a Baltimore sidewalk.They said they were sad, angry and chagrined -- but also felt "conned" by a grandmotherly woman who arranged an excursion to Myrtle Beach that never happened.Their money -- $285 a head -- was used to retire a debt the trip's organizer had amassed."I took my vacation time just to go to Myrtle Beach," said a disappointed Helen Mayo, 51, of West Baltimore, as she stood inside the Marlborough Apartments building in the 1700 block of Eutaw Place.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
Marcia Renee Arnold, a former Parkville resident whose devotion to helping those in need defined her life, died of undetermined causes Thursday at her apartment in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was 23. At the time of her death, Miss Arnold was being treated for respiratory problems and arrhythmia, family members said. Miss Arnold, who was known as Marcie, was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville. As a youth, she joined Metro-Maryland Youth for Christ/Campus Life and enjoyed working with the underprivileged and those who were troubled.
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By Bill Tanton | December 26, 1991
Baltimore's Dunbar High, the No. 1 team in the nation according to USA Today, flew off on another road trip today. This one, to Myrtle Beach, S.C., will give the Poets their stiffest test to date.Dunbar, rolling along at 8-0, won a tournament in Hawaii last week, beating 10th-ranked Harker Prep, of Potomac, in the championship game.Starting tomorrow when Male High of Louisville will be the opponent, Dunbar steps up competitively. Says Dunbar coach Pete Pompey: "It doesn't get any easier.""There's no comparison between the field at Myrtle Beach and the teams Dunbar met in Hawaii," says Bill Spotts, chairman of the upcoming Charm City Classic, which will feature Dunbar, at the Towson Center Jan. 17-18.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
With every new draft class, the Orioles' 2009 first-round pick, Matt Hobgood, moves further from the center of attention. Rotator cuff surgery in 2011 punctuated two seasons of less-than-impressive results, but after returning last year, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound right-hander is establishing himself as a bullpen force for the Class-A Frederick Keys. Hobgood has allowed three earned runs in 13 2/3 innings over six appearances, with a 1.98 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. Hobgood hasn't pitched since April 24, when he allowed three runs - one earned - and four hits in the Keys' walk-off win over Myrtle Beach.
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From Sun staff reports | March 21, 2014
The top-ranked McDonogh girls lacrosse team controlled the game from the opening draw, beating Georgetown Visitation Prep (Washington), 21-10, Thursday in Vero Beach, Fla. The Eagles (2-0) took an 8-2 lead 14minutes in and were ahead 14-6 at the break. McDonogh scored the first seven goals of the second half and cruised past the Cubs (1-2). Brindi Griffin and Megan Whittle led the McDonogh offense with six goals each. The Eagles face Pennsylvania state champion Harriton tonight at 7 in Vero Beach.
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By Katherine Dunn | December 30, 2013
Five local football players will wrap up their high school careers this week with appearances in national All-America games. The first kicks off tonight with Meade All-Metro defensive end Niquekko Cook and Dunbar running back Coleman Blackston playing in the National Underclassmen Combine's Senior All-American Game at 8 p.m. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The highest-profile game takes place Thursday with Gilman two-time All-Metro defensive end Melvin...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
Howard Thomas "Has" Sachs, a retired Crown Cork and Seal manager and a coach, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Feb. 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Pasadena. Born in Baltimore and raised on Sidney Avenue in Westport, he was a 1953 graduate of Southern High School, where he earned varsity letters in baseball, football and basketball. Family said he played on the same team as Al Kaline, a Westport friend who went on to play for the Detroit Tigers and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2013
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will be adding daily nonstop seasonal service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Myrtle Beach International Airport beginning April 25. Spirit, based in Florida, operates Airbus A319 and A320 jets on its routes, with 145 to 178 seats each. The flight from Baltimore will depart at 10:45 a.m. The return from Myrtle Beach will depart at 5:20 p.m. Paul Wiedefeld, executive director of BWI Marshall, welcomed the addition, noting that the Myrtle Beach route opens a new nonstop market and gives Florida vacationers another option for low airfares.
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By Dan Connolly | June 23, 2012
High-A Frederick starter Dylan Bundy threw five scoreless innings against Myrtle Beach on Saturday. The club's top pitching prospect allowed two hits and two walks while striking out two. He got the win to improve to 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA in six starts for the Keys. He was coming off a scoreless inning in Tuesday's California-Carolina League All-Star Game in Winston-Salem, N.C. On Thursday, he and top position prospect Manny Machado were named to the U.S. team for next month's All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City.
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By JANIS COOKE NEWMAN and JANIS COOKE NEWMAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 20, 2006
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. / / The volcano belching steam over my head was making it difficult to concentrate on the 13th hole, as was Don Ho crooning from the loudspeaker tucked into the palm tree. Trying to keep my grip loose, I tapped my hot-pink ball, sending it caroming off a corner of fake lava rock and away from the hole -- a move that left me six strokes behind my 11-year-old son and 73-year-old father and with zero chance that I would make the list of the Hawaiian Rumble low-score golfers of the day. At Hawaiian Rumble they take miniature golf seriously -- well, as seriously as you can take any sport you perform while wearing a plastic lei. Such seriousness is to be expected, because Hawaiian Rumble is in Myrtle Beach, self-proclaimed miniature golf capital of the world and site of the ProMiniGolf Masters, Oct. 19 to 22 this year.
EXPLORE
July 29, 2011
Tryouts for a fall U-10 and spring/summer 2012 U-11 Savage travel baseball team will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sundays, Aug. 14 and 21. All tryouts are 4 p.m. at Savage Park. The team plans to play in MABA spring league and multiple tournaments, including one or more Ripken tournaments (potentially Myrtle Beach for the second year). Limited fall league and tournament play is also planned. Contact coach Neil Johnson, neilj28@gmail.com or 301-252-3490.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2011
Ocean City is one of the best boardwalks in the nation, according to National Geographic's latest list of the Top 10 U.S. boardwalks. The travel magazine ranked Ocean City No. 4, behind Myrtle Beach, Coney Island and Atlantic City, which took the top spot as "the grandfather of boardwalks. " I don't want to get picky, but I've been to Myrtle Beach and OC's boardwalk is definitely better. Really. I'm not biased just because I'm a Marylander who writes a blog about OC. (I haven't been to Coney Island or Atlantic City, so I can't disagree on that.)
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