Collector’s Cafe Catches Fire

We had already heard the fire engines from our home, 5 blocks away, when a call from the newsroom came in. That’s never a good sign.

Collectors Cafe & Gallery was damaged in a fire on July 16. Myrtle Beach fire crews worked to battle the blaze near 77th Avenue North. THE SUN NEWS, MYRTLE BEACH – BY PROVIDED BY LAUREN EMPEY
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Feature: Myrtle Beach Bounces Back from Dorian

‘What’s Dorian?’: Myrtle Beach back to business as usual after little damage

It was business as usual in Myrtle Beach on Friday following Hurricane Dorian.

Despite the strong winds and flooding the area experienced when Dorian slammed the South Carolina coast on Thursday, residents were out and about on the beach, either soaking up the sun, exercising, seashell hunting or using metal detectors to discover what washed up along the shore.

Photo by Lauren Empey, for The Sun News
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Fall in Poinsett State Park

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10 South Carolina destinations you should visit if you’re looking for fall colors

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Poinsett State Park, November 13, 2016 – Photo published in The Island Packet

Poinsett State Park: Often referred to as “The Mountains of the Midlands, ” this park yields some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail. Hiking and biking trails wind through the entire park, and Poinsett’s 10-acre lake can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals.

The Island Packet, Hilton Head, SC