Myrtle Beach Int'l Airport to Receive Discretionary Grant

LOCAL MYRTLE BEACH International airport receives federal grant

Congressman Henry Brown today received notification that Myrtle Beach International Airport has been awarded a discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for $1,284,800.

This grant will be used for continued rehabilitation of one of the airport's primary runways, Taxiway J.

"Myrtle Beach International Airport has continued to show impressive growth numbers and I am pleased to see these funds directed for maintenance of their infrastructure," Brown said. "As this airport grows, this money will help make sure they have the facilities necessary to keep up with demand."

"This is very, very good news," said airport director Robert Kemp. "Our Congressional delegation is a critical element in the success of these grants applications. We are most appreciative of their efforts on our behalf."

HORRY COUNTY Registration begins for adult education

The first day of registration for daytime adult education classes is from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday for programs in Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee and Loris. Registration for classes at Mount Olive AME Church will be from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Registration for evening classes is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 for programs in Conway, Socastee and Loris. Participants may register at any time throughout the year.

Programs are available to enable participants to earn a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma; prepare for the South Carolina Exit Exam; receive English-language instruction; improve reading, writing, or math skills; enrich job skills; and take technology courses.

People may register from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13 for computer literacy classes at the Adult Education offices in Conway and Loris. People may register for English for Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL, classes from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, at the Socastee and Conway Adult Education offices, respectively. Registration for ESOL classes also will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at St. James Catholic Church.

The adult education program is open to any person who is at least 17 years old and who is not currently enrolled in a regular high school program. There is a $10 registration fee for all programs.

MYRTLE BEACH Residents may now file for city election

The filing period for the municipal election Nov. 1 closes at noon Friday.

City voters will elect three council members and a mayor.

City elections are nonpartisan, and no filing fee is required. Candidates must file a statement of candidacy with the city clerk at City Hall, 937 Broadway.

POLICE NORTH MYRTLE BEACH Preliminary report: NMB woman drowned

Preliminary autopsy results suggest drowning was the cause of death for a woman whose body was found Thursday morning on the beach in North Myrtle Beach, police said.

Police said toxicology tests have been ordered to help them better understand why 46-year-old Sun Cha Douglas died.

A sanitation worker found her body about 6:45 a.m. near Ninth Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach.

Foul play is not suspected, said Sgt. Randy Fisher, spokesman for the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety.

He said Douglas was last seen about 1 a.m. Thursday. People who knew her told police she often walked along the ocean to meditate.

SURFSIDE BEACH Police search for person who fled crash scene

State troopers and Horry County police searched near The Lakes community about 7 p.m. Thursday for a person who ran from a vehicle after a minor wreck on U.S. 17 Bypass in the Surfside Beach area.

By Friday afternoon, police had not located the person, according to Senior Trooper Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Troopers said drugs were found in a van that was abandoned at the crash scene.

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