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Myrtle Beach Under Siege Day Four

May 12, 2015

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Myrtle Beach Under Siege Day Four

The greater Myrtle Beach, South Carolina metropolitan area remains under siege this morning. For purposes of the annual May siege, authorities define the greater Myrtle Beach metropolitan area to encompasses a 75-mile-long stretch of coast that extends from Shallotte, North Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina and about as far inland as Conway, South Carolina which […]

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Last Charges Against Horry Angels Dropped

August 16, 2014

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After 28 months a court clown named Scott R. Hixson, whose official title is Chief Deputy Solicitor for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, has dropped 107 criminal charges brought against members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Horry County and Myrtle Beach. The charges resulted from a criminal investigation called “Operation Red […]

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Banning Black Bike Week

June 10, 2014

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley wants to ban the Atlantic Beach Bikefest or, as it is usually called, Black Bike Week. Black Bike Week is ostensibly a motorcycle rally but is really more of a ghetto-fabulous festival of drunken twerks. It is big, loud and scary for old white people. So far, most press outlets […]

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The Other Myrtle Beach

May 28, 2014

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There are two biker weeks in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every Spring. One is mostly attended by middle-aged, white bikers on Harleys. The other is mostly attended by young black revelers on sport bikes. Unfortunately. the two events are conflated in the public mind. The mostly white event is variously called the “Spring Rally” and […]

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The Other South Carolina HA Case

November 14, 2012

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There are two ongoing cases against members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in South Carolina. Federal prosecutors seem to be trying to win the one titled United States versus Bifield et al. The other case, titled Operation Red Harvest was probably never more than a publicity stunt to get an interim police chief a […]

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Always A Snitch

May 11, 2012

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There’s always a snitch. The top secret search warrants were unsealed Wednesday and it is now obvious that there were at least two snitches in the great, Myrtle Beach, Hells Angels, marijuana manufacturing law enforcement triumph code named “Operation Red Harvest.“ The case is clouded in official secrecy. So far at least 34 people have […]

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Myrtle Beach Ticket Fest

May 4, 2010

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The ghost of Myrtle Beach will haunt South Carolina starting this Friday. Optimists who can see what skeptics cannot want you to know that, “Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Grand Strand Spring Rally, Grand Strand Rally, Cruisin’ The Coast Spring Rally, Murrells Inlet Spring Rally Whatever you want to call this event IS ON!” and will […]

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Myrtle Beach Laugh Riot

March 3, 2009

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Myrtle Beach Bike Week is turning to slapstick. If you actually are in the greater North Carolina-South Carolina metropolitan area this May expect to see Keystone Kops, clowns throwing pies and Mel Brooks and Albert Brooks and Woody Allen all zooming up and down the coast in camera trucks. Ne-new La-la-laws? First, you know about […]

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Myrtle Beach Freedom Ride

March 2, 2009

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About a hundred bikers protested the new Myrtle Beach, South Carolina helmet law last Saturday with a “Freedom Ride.” South Carolina does not require motorcyclists over the age of 21 to wear a helmet. But if, for some reason, you want to ride through Myrtle Beach you have to go buy one and wear it […]

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Myrtle Beach Update

February 23, 2009

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You may be hazy on the details of an East Coast biker event called “Cruisin’ the Coast Jack Daniel’s Presents the Pilgrimage.” You are supposed to be confused. The Pilgrimage used to be Myrtle Beach Bike Week. And, understandably, Festival Promotions and the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson dealership hope y’all come on down despite the fact […]

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Myrtle Beach Warns You

January 13, 2009

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The Honorable John Rhodes, Mayor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina wants you to, “please know that Myrtle Beach is not anti-biker or anti-motorcycle.” Also His Honor wants you to know that if someday you happen to get lost and stray across the frontier from South Carolina into the People’s Republic of Myrtle Beach on a […]

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Do Not Go To Myrtle Beach

September 29, 2008

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If you go to the Myrtle Beach Fall Rally, “The Pilgrimage,” this week -whatever you do, stay out of Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the putative home to two biker rallies each year. The Spring Rally each May has drawn as many as 300,000 visitors. The Fall rally, which this year runs from […]

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