A Taste of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT MYRTLE BEACH?
- Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 27,109, with the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway combined statistical area population of 329,449.
- According to Köppen climate classification, Myrtle Beach has a humid subtropical climate or Cfa – typical of the Gulf and South Atlantic states. The city enjoys abundant sunshine year-round with more than 2800 hours annually.
- Hosting over 4.6 million visitors annually, The Grand Strand is home to an array of tourist attractions, and the area receives a large influx of visitors during all seasons.
- Myrtle Beach hosts a variety of special conventions, events, and musical concerts. The area's attractions include its beaches and many golf courses, as well as a number of amusement parks, an aquarium, Legends In Concert, an IMAX theater, retail developments and over 1,900 restaurants including seafood restaurants, and a number of shopping complexes. The area also has dinner theaters, nightclubs, and many tourist shops. Myrtle Beach has an estimated 460 hotels, with many on the beachfront, and approximately 89,000 accommodation units in total. Also in the city is Myrtle Waves, one of the largest water parks on the eastern seaboard.
- Myrtle Beach Bike Week, also called "Harley Bike Week" is a week-long motorcycle rally that started in 1940 and attracted as many as 200,000 visitors to the city every May. Black Bike Week, founded in 1980, takes place the weekend around Memorial Day Weekend and is the largest African American motorcycle rally in the US and attracts as many as 400,000 visitors. The event was created in response to a history of discrimination against African-American visitors and riders to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Area.
- The Myrtle Beach government created 15 new laws aimed at preventing all sanctioned motorcycle events within the city in response to controversy including accusations of racism by African-American riders during their event and complaints of lawlessness and poor behavior during all highly attended events. Several lawsuits by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) against Myrtle Beach businesses were settled with agreements that discrimination cease, compensation be given to some plaintiffs, and employees be given diversity training. The NAACP suit against the City of Myrtle Beach was settled in 2006 without the city paying damages, but with the agreement police would use the same traffic control rules during both the black and the white motorcycle rallies.
- Overall median income for a household in the city was $35,498
WMBJ 88.3 FM Murrells Inlet, SC Christian Contemporary
WLGI 90.9 FM Hemingway, SC Variety
WYEZ 94.5 FM Murrells Inlet, SC Rhythmic Oldies
WVCO 94.9 FM Loris, SC Oldies
WMNX 97.3 FM Wilmington, NC Hip Hop
WWXM 97.7 FM Garden City, SC Top-40
WDAI 98.5 FM Pawleys Island, SC Hip Hop
WRNN 99.5 FM Socastee, SC Talk
WSEA 100.3 FM Atlantic Beach, SC Sports
W270BZ (WHSC) 101.9 FM Conway, SC Sports
WSYN 103.1 FM Surfside Beach, SC Classic Hits
WEZV 105.9 FM North Myrtle Beach, SC Easy Listening
WFMO (CP) 860 AM Conway, SC Gospel Music
WNMB 900 AM North Myrtle Beach, SC Oldies
WHSC 1050 AM Conway, SC Sports
WMIR 1200 AM Atlantic Beach, SC Gospel Music
WLSC 1240 AM Loris, SC Oldies
WPJS 1330 AM Conway, SC Gospel Music
WRNN 1450 AM Myrtle Beach, SC Sports
Demographics of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Famous Blacks from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Businesses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
- Beautiful Beginnings Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - - 3926 Wesley st 802,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 (843) 915-3035
- Shanice Jeffery - Category: Black Hair Salons - - 875 White St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 424-4613
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
- Big Mike's Soulfood - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 504 16th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 712-2048 - (visit website)
- Simply Southern Smokehouse - Category: Seafood, Southern, Soul - 1913 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 839-1913 - (reviews)
- Soul Food Express - Category: Southern, Soul Food - 1022 Portico Loop
Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 902-7534 - (visit website)
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
Big Mikes Soul Food - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Mt. Olive AME Church - 1108 Carver St Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-5541 (visit website)
- Mt Zion AME Church - Highway 707
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 (843) 650-4513
- Smith Memorial Church of God In Christ - 2005 Greens Blvd Apt A101
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 626-5905
- House of Blues Gospel Brunch (visit website)
- LHS Gospel Choir (video)
- House of Blues® Myrtle Beach - Category: Entertainment - 4640 Highway 17 S.
N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (843) 272–3000
- (visit website)
- Black Bike Week - (Memorial Day weekend) - (visit website)
Black Bike Week, also called Atlantic Beach Bikefest and Black Bikers Week, is an annual motorcycle rally at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, held on Memorial Day weekend. It is also sometimes called Black Fill-in-the-Blank Week, because it has evolved to attract many non-motorcycling visitors who come for music, socializing and enjoying the beach. Events include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, and street festivals. Called a "a one-of-a-kind event" and "an exhibitionist's paradise" by Jeffrey Gettleman, Black Bike Week is "all about riding, styling and profiling," in the words of Mayor Irene Armstrong of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina. It is the largest African American motorcycle rally in the US.
Black Bike Week Festival 2008