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April 6, 2014

North Myrtle Beach Recreation Park is now "OPEN"!

The question that is buzzing around Little River and North Myrtle Beach these days, is "Have you been to the new park?" The consensus from all those who say "Yes"... "It's amazing!"

For the dog lover, there are two separate dog parks, one for those over twenty five pounds, and one for those less than twenty five.  Large trees shade parts of both parks, making it cooler for hot days. Benches are placed throughout, for the comfort of the dog owner.  It's play date time for your pet!
For parents or grandparents, the playgrounds are calling your name!  The blue one is located at the soccer fields, the green one is in the center of the baseball fields, and the red, yellow, and orange playground, the largest one, located in the center of the park, is accompanied by two pavilions, single picnic tables, restrooms, and close parking spaces.  All the playgrounds are state of the art equipment, with bold colors and imaginative play areas.  See your little ones smile as they ride the two story slide! 
In the very center of the park, there is a large meadow, set aside for family fun.  Throw a frisbee, kick a ball, or play chase with your kids! Just come to relax and enjoy. A large amphitheater connects to the meadow, and will host concerts in the coming months.

Embark on a leisurely stroll or a scenic run, on trails and sidewalks scattered throughout the park and around the lake.  No doubt about it, there is much to see and experience at the new North Myrtle Beach Sports and Tourism Park, located off the Main Street connector in North Myrtle Beach.

By Kathy Wright

April 6, 2014

Home Style Happiness

The restaurants on the Grand Strand, from Little River and North Myrtle Beach area, all the way to Pawley’s Island, offer such a variety of choices in restaurants.  From fast food to seven course meals, you can have it all!  If given a choice, I love walking into a locally owned restaurant with a history. 


Hoskins Restaurant, located on 405 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, opened in 1948 by Hubert and Leona Eason Hoskins.  The restaurant has been open for 66 years, passed down for three generations to family members, Tina and Lenton Yates. The locals know the specials of each day by heart, and drop in on their favorite menu.  From fried chicken or whole fried flounder on Tuesday to shrimp or bar-b-q chicken on Friday, you’ll be sure to find satisfaction for your home style palette! An all you can eat salad bar, and three vegetables a day, are the perfect additions to each meal.  The finishing touch?  Lemon, pineapple, coconut, and chocolate pies, are some of the choice desserts made with recipes from the first owner, Leona Hoskins.  


If you drive by around twelve noon, even in March, the line pours out the door and down Main Street, as patrons wait their turn to be seated.  The people in line are smiling and happy, confident in a good meal with a hometown atmosphere.  Pictures of bygone days grace the walls, bringing nostalgia into the hearts of older regulars.  The younger set loves to imagine what it used to be like, back when the beach town began.  I hope you will come and enjoy a meal.  You can take your pick, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, because Hoskins is open from 7 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesday – Sunday, and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.  See you there!

By Kathy Wright

Posted in Restaurants
March 11, 2014

Golf Anyone?

The North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach area offers unique and exciting opportunities for the avid golfer.  With over ninety public courses to choose from, your days of retirement, an enjoyable vacation, or an exciting relocation, can be filled with picturesque views of the marsh, the waterway, or calm and peaceful lakes.  Some are so challenging, you’ll have to go back for a replay!
Why not enjoy your own golf course view, with a free golf membership for a year?  Palmetto Greens, an H&H Homes Community, located at Colonial Charters, in Longs, SC, is offering you the rare opportunity to look out your window and view your own personal playground.  H&H Homes provides exceptional energy efficient homes that are spacious yet affordable.  Free golf for a year at the Colonial Charters Golf Course becomes a reality when you purchase a Palmetto Greens home.
If one year of free golf is not enough, Shaftesbury Glen is offering free golf for life with the purchase of a H&H home. This golf course is located on 10 miles from historic downtown Conway, and on the Waccamaw River.
By Kathy Wright and Cherie Hardy
March 11, 2014

Longing for "Longs"

So many people are longing for “Longs” and they don’t even know it yet!  Why not relocate or retire to a beautiful golf course community? Modest, affordable homes can be found at a steal so close to the beach, yet located in a country setting.
Just minutes away, from Little River and North Myrtle Beach, the new North Myrtle Beach Sports and Tourism Park boasts of six softball/baseball fields, eight soccer fields, two size appropriate dog parks, two miles of walking trails, and a large amphitheater for concerts and activities.
The beach, with all of its enticing restaurants and entertainment, is only a couple of miles away.  Route 9, Highway 31, and the Main Street connector, place before you a smorgasbord of choices.
Why don’t you come and see what H&H Homes, marketed by SC Real Estate Network, has to offer?  Visit the Palmetto Greens at Colonial Charters, located in Longs, South Carolina. Beautiful, spacious and inviting, your new address awaits!
By: Kathy Wright
Nov. 4, 2013

Student's View of Myrtle Beach

I'm a 21 year old senior at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) and one of the best decisions I've made was to go to CCU in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  I'm originally from New Jersey so South Carolina is very different for me. Graduating in May 2014 is so bittersweet since I do not want to leave the Myrtle Beach area. The cold is not for me so the warm weather and being so close to the beach are two of the main reasons I decided to come to Coastal, behind academics. The beaches here are absolutely stunning with white sand and crystal blue water. After you've had enough sun, there's nothing like grabbing a meal on the water with a nice, cool, refreshing drink. How could I ever refuse a delicious meal overlooking the ocean followed by an amazing night out with live music and great company?

My friends and I cannot get enough of the many shopping and dining options. There is such a variety of restaurants in a small area so you could just walk down the Grand Strand until you find a restaurant you are in the mood for. In New Jersey, I have to drive to a specific restaurant and don't have many options. There is also an unbelievable amount of shopping stores in Myrtle Beach, which I love but my bank account hates. Being a student at CCU, my friends and I are always looking for something to do on the weekends. There are so many amazing options and I don't think I'm going to be able to do everything I've wanted in only four years. I've golfed, shopped, dined, and hiked. I've been to the water park, the beach, and the Intracoastal Waterway. I've shopped at Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach, walked the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, and  enjoyed the experiences at Pirates Voyage and Dixie Stampede. I've spent weekends at sporting events with my friends, gone to football games and to Pellicans baseball games. I've gone jet skiing, banana boating, and parasailing. There isn't anywhere near this amount of attractions in my hometown up north and I haven't even completed my Myrtle Beach bucket list yet. I still want to ride the Sky Wheel, check out a couple more restaurants, play more mini golf courses, hike some new trails in downtown Conway, and so much more.

One of my favorite things about moving from New Jersey to the south is the southern hospitality. I thought chivalry was dead until I moved down to Myrtle Beach four years ago. Everyone down here is so friendly and always smiles and says "Hey! How are you?" to be polite even when the two of us are complete strangers. It warms my heart knowing that the locals down in the south are genuinely kind; people in the NJ/NY area are in a constant hustle so they don't have the time to be nor the desire to be polite. I couldn't be happier with my life changing decision to go to Coastal Carolina University. Myrtle Beach has become my home away from home.

By Vanessa Yasser

Posted in Myrtle Beach