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By Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com, Experience is not expensive. It is Priceless!
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
Celebrating Earth Day: Simple Eco-Friendly Changes for HomeownersAs Earth Day approaches, it's a great time for homeowners to consider how small, everyday changes can make a significant impact on our environment.At Edge Of The Beach Realty, we're passionate about not only finding your dream home but also helping you maintain it in a way that's kind to the planet.Here are some easy, effective ways you can make your home more eco-friendly, starting today!Start with Energy EfficiencyUpgrade to LED LightingOne of the simplest ways to reduce energy consumption is by switching to LED bulbs.These bulbs use at least 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last much longer, making them a smart investment for both your wallet and the environment.Seal and InsulateImproving your hom...
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By Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com, Experience is not expensive. It is Priceless!
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
Just Listed!537 Nautilus Dr is situated in the coveted gated community of Creek Harbour, this home enjoys access to premium amenities, including a clubhouse and pool just steps away, a private boat launch with access to the Waccamaw River, a large dock, and boat storage! Its prime location in the heart of Prince Creek is moments from the TPC Golf Course and the many attractions of Low Country Living. This residence is an embodiment of luxury, convenience, and lifestyle. Featuring 5 Bedrooms 5 1/2 Bathrooms 3-Car Garage. Finished Guest or In-Law Suite.  Granite Counters. Custom-built residence.  Discover your dream home in Murrells Inlet by contacting Edge Of The Beach Realty today, and take the first step towards making this stunning property yours.
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By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
It is still too early to say for sure if we are in a richcession. The term "richcession" was coined in early 2023 to describe a recession that disproportionately hurts rich people. The idea is that the wealthy are more likely to be invested in assets that are vulnerable to a downturn, such as stocks and real estate. They are also more likely to be affected by job losses in the financial sector and other high-paying industries.So far, there is some evidence to suggest that we may be in a richcession. The unemployment rate for high-wage earners has been rising faster than the unemployment rate for low-wage earners. And the stock market has been volatile, with some high-flying tech stocks seeing significant declines.However, it is important to note that the economy is still growing, albeit...
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Netflix is ending its DVD-by-mail service after 25 years. The company announced in April 2023 that it would be winding down the service on September 29, 2023.The decision to end the DVD-by-mail service was made due to declining demand. Netflix has seen a sharp decrease in the number of subscribers to the service in recent years, as more and more people have switched to streaming content over the Internet.Netflix is not the only streaming service that has ended its DVD-by-mail service. In recent years, several other streaming services, such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, have also discontinued their DVD-by-mail offerings.The end of Netflix's DVD-by-mail service is a sign of the changing times in the streaming industry. As more and more people choose to stream content over the internet, ...
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Horry County Schools offer free breakfast and lunch to all students for the 2023-2024 school year. This is through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, which is a non-pricing meal service option for qualifying schools and school districts. CEP allows breakfast and lunch to be offered to all enrolled students at no cost.To qualify for the CEP program, a school district must have a high percentage of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. In South Carolina, the percentage is 40%. Horry County Schools meets this requirement, so all students in the district will be able to get free breakfast and lunch this school year.Parents/guardians do not need to fill out a Free and Reduced Meal application for their children to participate in the CEP program. However, ...
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By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
National School Picture Day is a holiday celebrated on the second Thursday of September each year. It was founded in 2019 by Lifetouch, a company that has been taking school pictures for over 80 years. The purpose of the holiday is to celebrate the annual tradition of school pictures and to capture the memories of students as they grow and change throughout the school year.On National School Picture Day, students typically dress up in their best clothes and get their hair and makeup done. They then go to the school photographer's studio to have their pictures taken. The pictures are often used in yearbooks, student ID cards, and other school documents.National School Picture Day can be a stressful day for some students, but it is also a fun way to start the school year. It is a chance f...
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The Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Redevelopment Project is a plan to revitalize the city's oceanfront area. The project was initiated in 2019 and is being led by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation (MBRC).The project area includes 23 properties along Ocean Boulevard and North Kings Highway. The properties are mostly vacant or underutilized. The MBRC plans to acquire the properties and redevelop them into a mixed-use development that includes hotels, restaurants, retail shops, and residential units.The project is expected to cost $34 million. The MBRC is seeking funding from the city, state, and federal governments. The project is also expected to generate new tax revenue for the city.The Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Redevelopment Project is facing some challenges. The project is be...
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As of June 26, 2023, public school teachers in South Carolina are eligible for 6 weeks of paid parental leave. This applies to teachers who give birth or become parents by adopting a child under the age of 18. The spouse who does not give birth or — in the case of adoption, the parent who's not the primary care provider — can also take two weeks off with pay. Parents who foster a child in state custody can also take two weeks of paid leave.The law was signed by Governor Henry McMaster on May 13, 2023. It was the first law of its kind in the southeastern United States.To be eligible for paid parental leave, teachers must have worked for the school district for at least one year and must have accumulated at least 120 sick leave hours. They must also provide documentation of the birth or a...
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South Carolina offers a free tuition program for senior citizens who are at least 60 years old and are legal residents of the state. This program allows seniors to take classes at any state college or university, tuition-free, on a space-available basis. There are a few eligibility requirements for the program, including: You must be at least 60 years old. You must be a legal resident of South Carolina. You must meet the admission standards of the college or university you wish to attend. You must not be employed by the college or university as a full-time employee. There are a few fees that are not covered by the free tuition program, such as technology fees, lab fees, matriculation fees, and program fees. However, these fees are typically relatively small.To apply for the free tuition...
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Myrtle Beach is a popular destination for fossil hunting, especially for shark teeth. The area is home to several fossil-rich formations, including the Goose Creek Limestone, the Waccamaw Formation, and the Wando Formation. These formations date back to the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs when the area was underwater. As a result, they contain a variety of marine fossils, including shark teeth, whale bones, and seashells.Shark teeth are the most common fossils found in Myrtle Beach. The area is known for its large megalodon teeth, which can be up to 6 inches long. Other types of shark teeth that can be found in Myrtle Beach include great white shark teeth, tiger shark teeth, and bull shark teeth.In addition to shark teeth, other fossils that can be found in Myrtle Beach include:Ammonite...
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Horry County Code Enforcement has issued an advisory to alert all area contractors to a South Carolina legislative change concerning licensure. The update, known as Bill H4115, was passed on May 10, 2023, and is now in effect for all newly issued permits in Horry County.The legislation includes significant changes to the licensure requirements for General Contractors and specifically impacts license requirements for the installation of residential pools. According to the update, the installation of residential pools must now be carried out by either a licensed General Contractor with a Swimming Pools subclassification or a licensed Residential Builder.The legislation also requires that the value of work to be performed on residential pools must fall within the licensee's cost threshold....
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By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
Here are some of the restrictions for the beach in Myrtle Beach, SC: Alcohol is not allowed on the beach. This includes beer, wine, and liquor. There are a few exceptions, such as if you are having a private event with a liquor license. Glass containers are not allowed on the beach. This includes bottles, jars, and any other type of glass container. If you have a medical need for glass containers, you must have a permit from the city. It is illegal to disturb or damage the dunes, the sand fencing or the sea grass oats. The dunes are important for protecting the beach from erosion. Please help to keep them healthy by staying on the boardwalks and marked paths. Aquatic activity (swimming, surfing, etc.) is not allowed within 75 yards of a pier. This is for safety reasons. The piers are no...
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Swiss glaciers have recorded their worst melt in history, and this is leading to the recovery of bodies that have been buried in the ice for centuries. In June 2023, hikers on the Morteratsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps discovered the remains of a man who had been missing for over 70 years. The man, who has not been identified, was wearing clothing from the early 1950s and had a backpack with him that contained food and other personal belongings.This is not the first time that bodies have been found on Swiss glaciers as a result of the recent melt. In 2019, the remains of a woman who had been missing for over 50 years were found on the Aletsch Glacier. And in 2021, the body of a man who had been missing for over 30 years was found on the Glacier du Tacul.The melting of Swiss glaciers is a...
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By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
The inflation rate in the United States was 3.2% in July 2023, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is still above the Federal Reserve's target of 2%. The core inflation rate, which excludes food and energy, was 4.7% in July, down from 4.8% in June.The main drivers of inflation in July were rising prices for food, shelter, and transportation. Food prices increased 0.8% in July, the largest monthly increase since February 2022. Shelter prices increased 0.5% in July, the largest monthly increase since June 2021. Transportation prices increased 0.4% in July, the largest monthly increase since March 2022.The Federal Reserve is expected to continue raising interest rates in an effort to cool inflation. The Fed raised interest rates by 0.75 percentage points in June, the largest ...
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Americans owe a record $1 trillion in credit card debt. This is the highest level on record and is up from $986 billion in the first quarter of 2023. The average American household has $5,733 in credit card debt. However, the amount of debt varies significantly by age. For example, the average household headed by someone under the age of 30 has $3,800 in credit card debt, while the average household headed by someone over the age of 60 has $9,800 in credit card debt. The interest rates on credit cards are typically high, which can make it difficult to pay off debt. The average interest rate on a credit card is 16.18%. Credit card debt can have a negative impact on your finances. It can lower your credit score, make it difficult to qualify for loans, and lead to debt collectors. There a...
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Ascott Valley Industrial Park is a 120-acre industrial park located in Conway, South Carolina. It is situated near the intersection of U.S. Highway 701 and South Carolina Highway 22, about 10 miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport. The park is zoned for heavy industrial use and is equipped with water, sewer, electric, and telecommunications.Ascott Valley Industrial Park is currently home to a variety of businesses, including: Carolina Refractories, Inc., a manufacturer of refractory products Skutchi Designs, a manufacturer of custom cabinetry and millwork B&B Crane Service, a provider of crane and rigging services MDT Spec Building, a 99,360-square-foot industrial building that is currently available for lease The park is also home to a new 100,000-square-foot industrial speculat...
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By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
Here are the steps on how to play Mega Millions: Go to a lottery retailer or buy a ticket online. Choose five numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the Mega Ball). You can also choose Quick Pick, which will have the computer randomly select your numbers for you. Each play costs $2. You can play up to 10 plays on one ticket. You can also add the Megaplier for an additional $1 per play. This will multiply your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10, depending on the Megaplier number drawn. Once you have chosen your numbers, sign your ticket and keep it in a safe place. The drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 PM ET. To win the jackpot, you must match all six numbers drawn. If you match five numbers plus the Mega Ball, you will win the second...
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There was a magnitude 1.9 earthquake in Central, South Carolina on August 2, 2023 at 8:04 PM EDT. The epicenter was located about 6 miles west of Elgin, South Carolina. The earthquake was felt by some people in the area, but there were no reports of damage.This is the second earthquake to occur in South Carolina in the past week. On August 1, 2023, a magnitude 1.7 earthquake occurred in Sangaree, South Carolina. That earthquake was also felt by some people in the area, but there were no reports of damage.The earthquakes in South Carolina are part of a swarm of earthquakes that have been occurring in the area since December 2021. The swarm has produced over 80 earthquakes, with the largest being a magnitude 3.6 earthquake on June 29, 2022.The earthquakes in South Carolina are not unusual...
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By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
Calabash food is a style of seafood preparation that originated in the town of Calabash, North Carolina. It is characterized by lightly breading seafood in cornmeal and frying it in hot oil until it is golden brown. The seafood is typically served with hush puppies, a type of cornmeal fritter.The name "calabash" comes from the gourd that is native to the area. The gourd was once used to make drinking vessels, and the name eventually came to be associated with the town and its seafood.Calabash food is typically made with fresh, local seafood. Some of the most popular types of seafood that are served Calabash-style include shrimp, fish, oysters, clams, and crabs. The seafood is often served buffet-style, so you can choose your own favorites.Calabash food is a delicious and popular way to ...
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The Myrtle Beach Police Department (MBPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are both currently recruiting new officers. The MBPD is looking for candidates who are passionate about serving their community and who have a strong desire to protect and serve the citizens of Myrtle Beach. The FBI is looking for candidates who are dedicated to upholding the law and who have a strong commitment to public safety.Here are some of the requirements for each position:Myrtle Beach Police Department Must be at least 21 years old Must have a high school diploma or equivalent Must be able to pass a background check Must be able to pass a physical fitness test Must be able to meet the department's vision and values Federal Bureau of Investigation Must be at least 23 years old Must have a bach...
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