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If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you're probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you're probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.

At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.

The best part? As local, trusted movers in Myrtle Beach, you won't have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.

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Convenience is King

Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Myrtle Beach. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Myrtle Beach are willing to do.

Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don't have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don't sweat it - we've got your back. There's no job that's too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there's no place in the Lowcountry that we won't go for you.

When we say convenience is king, we mean it.  We're talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.

When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you're getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in Myrtle Beach, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.

Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:

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Residential Moving

Along with divorce and the loss of a job, moving is listed as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their lifetime. When you consider the packing, the lifting, the scheduling, and the general disruption that moving can have on your life, it's easy to understand why.

As the premier moving company in Myrtle Beach, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in Myrtle Beach will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.

In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.

If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.

Whether you're moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.

Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.

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Labor-Only Moving

Do you already have reliable transportation but still need a team of professional movers to handle your heavy lifting? Strong Men Moving now offers labor-only moving services in Myrtle Beach for both residential and commercial moving projects.

A few benefits of labor-only moving include:

  • Reduce damage - our professional movers in Myrtle Beach will make sure your belongings are properly loaded into your truck, reducing the probability of damaged or broken items.
  • Maximize Space - With years of experience in the moving industry, we have a sixth sense for space-efficient packing and loading. Our strong men will make the most out of your truck's usable space, which can help reduce trip time and save money on gas.
  • Quicker Moves - A team of Strong Men Moving will almost always be able to load and unload your belongings faster than a group of your friends. It's nothing personal! With our team of professionals, you can spend less time filling up your truck and more time on getting to your new home or office.
  • Save Money - Using your friends to help you move almost certainly means you will have to compensate them one way or another. Why spend your money on cases of beer and pizza when you can use it for a safer, quicker move?
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Commercial Moving

Myrtle Beach and the surrounding metropolitan area is a hot spot for business. Dozens of companies scout Myrtle Beach each year as a new place to call home, where they can broaden their horizons and find new clients. What some businesses do not take into account is the logistics and headaches involved with moving to a new location.

Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Myrtle Beach. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.

In our experience as a commercial moving company in Myrtle Beach, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:

  • Your office furniture, equipment, and supplies packed and secured safely
  • Storage space
  • A detailed, efficient plan of action to ensure an organized move
  • Minimal disruptions to your day-to-day operations

To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.

At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:

  • Pickup and delivery of your office equipment and supplies
  • Loading and unloading office items
  • Packing and unpacking your office supplies
  • Assembly of your office furniture
  • Provide all necessary moving equipment and packing materials

Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.

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Refuse Removal and Disposal

Did you find a bunch of unwanted junk after moving to a new office? Do you have an old, stinky couch taking up room in your basement? Don't sweat it - we will remove the old junk from your home or office quicker than you can say, "trash it!"

With Strong Men Moving's refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won't pick up.

A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Futons
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses
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Professional Packing

If you're like most average folks living in the U.S., you probably have hundreds of items lying around your house that need to be packed before you can move to a new home. Packing can be a massive source of frustration, especially for busy families and professionals who don't have the time or patience to pack.

Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in Myrtle Beach, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.

Why hire a moving company in Myrtle Beach like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here's why most of our clients want us to pack for them:

  • Packing is a tedious, time-consuming chore
  • Professional packing minimizes the risk of injury
  • Professional packing reduces the risk of damaged items
  • Professional packing lets you focus on the more important aspects of moving, like setting up HVAC or internet service

Don't have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We're here to help in any way that we can!

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Cleanout Services

If you have a large-scale cleanout project, we can help with that, too. Our home and commercial cleanout services are great if you need to dispose of a large number of items in a short period of time.

All you have to do is give us a call, and we'll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we'll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.

A few common cleanout services in Myrtle Beach include:

  • Estate cleanouts
  • House cleanouts
  • Basement cleanouts
  • Garage cleanouts
  • Foreclosure cleanouts
  • Apartment cleanouts
  • Office cleanouts
  • Commercial space cleanouts
  • Storage space cleanouts

General Labor Services

Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn't cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in Myrtle Beach, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.

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About Strong Men Moving

Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Myrtle Beach, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.

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Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:

  • Bluffton
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Daniel Island
  • Folly Beach
  • Greenville
  • Hanahan
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Ladson
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Nexton
  • North Charleston
  • Seabrook Island
  • Sullivan's Island
  • Summerville
  • West Ashley

Do you have questions?

Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however
possible. You can reach us via phone at 843-830-6305 or by email at [email protected].

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Southwest Airlines slashes flights in and out of Myrtle Beach, amid an operational ‘meltdown’

Five departing Southwest flights and five arriving flights out of Myrtle Beach International Airport, MYR, have been canceled as of Wednesday morning, according to the airport’s website.This comes after about a dozen flights in and out the Myrtle Beach airport were canceled on Tuesday.Across the U.S., about 4,406 flights have been canceled as of Wednesday morning according to flight tracking website Flightaware. About 2,500 of those were...

Five departing Southwest flights and five arriving flights out of Myrtle Beach International Airport, MYR, have been canceled as of Wednesday morning, according to the airport’s website.

This comes after about a dozen flights in and out the Myrtle Beach airport were canceled on Tuesday.

Across the U.S., about 4,406 flights have been canceled as of Wednesday morning according to flight tracking website Flightaware. About 2,500 of those were Southwest flights, nearly 62% of all of the airline’s total flights today.

These cancellations come amid a massive winter storm that dumped multiple inches of snow across the U.S. and gave Myrtle Beach it’s second coldest Christmas on record.

Here are the canceled flights out of MYR on Wednesday.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 3168 from Baltimore 1:20 p.m.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 1795 from Chicago (MDW) 4:20 p.m.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 950 from Nashville 7:30 p.m.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 2158 from Baltimore 9:05 a.m.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 2265 to Chicago (MDW) 1 p.m.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 3161 to Baltimore (BWI) 2:10 p.m.

Southwest Airlines - 5675 to Nashville (BNA) 4:50 p.m.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 950 to Baltimore (BWI) 8:10 p.m.

Southwest Airlines - Flight 2158 to Nashville (BNA) 9:40 a.m.

Airports affected the most by cancellations include Denver International, and Chicago Midway International.

The operational failures have put the Dallas-based company under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Transportation, whose secretary Pete Buttigeig said would be investigating the “meltdown,” according to a CNN article.

It’s unclear how the company will handle refunds and re-bookings nationwide, but CEO Bob Jordan told the Wall Street Journal that more cancellations were on the way, at least through Thursday.

Sol Negron, 30, said they had two flight cancellations back to back from Southwest and is now making the nearly 18-hour drive from Myrtle Beach to their home in Kansas City, MO.

Negron said they had always chosen Southwest, but the airline’s cancellations were a “great reminder” not to fly with them in the winter.

“I’m going to continue to fly Southwest,” Negron said. “I just am not going to fly Southwest in the winter because they do so bad with winter flights.”

World War II-era building slides 200 feet down California cliff after heavy rain

A massive World War II-era military building tumbled 200 feet from a sandy cliff onto a California beach, officials said.The structure was “undermined when saturated bluff sand slid onto the beach” at Fort Funston, a park with 200-foot oceanside bluffs on the “western edge of San Francisco,” according to a...

A massive World War II-era military building tumbled 200 feet from a sandy cliff onto a California beach, officials said.

The structure was “undermined when saturated bluff sand slid onto the beach” at Fort Funston, a park with 200-foot oceanside bluffs on the “western edge of San Francisco,” according to a Jan. 16 tweet from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Beachcombers at Fort Funston will share the beach today with a WWII military structure undermined when saturated bluff sand slid onto the beach. Thanks to @sffdpio for safety assistance. Visitors are encouraged to follow postal trailhead signs and be attentive to surroundings pic.twitter.com/2GKylHz9V5

— Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Alerts (@GGNRANPSAlerts) January 16, 2023

There were no injuries, Capt. Jonathan Baxter with the San Francisco Fire Department said in an email to McClatchy News.

Coastal agencies encourage visitors to exercise caution around post-storm saturated hillsides and coastal bluffs as they enjoy sunny days after weeks indoors,” the Golden Gate National Recreation Area said on Twitter.

Photos shared with McClatchy News from the San Francisco Fire Department show the corroded, graffitied structure sitting below a tall cliff on the beach.

“The collapsed structure was likely an observation post that was part of the Battery Davis coastal defense fortification,” the Golden Gate National Recreation Area said in an email to McClatchy News. “It is made of reinforced concrete and would be incredibly expensive to remove from the beach, so it will remain in place as we assess our options.”

Fort Funston was once a harbor defense installation, which housed military equipment and buildings, including batteries, bunkers and barracks, according to the website California Military Museum.

“The garrison complex would grow during World War II by the construction of a new class of ‘temporary’ barracks and quarters and other structures to a total, by the end of 1942, of 86 buildings,” the website said

After World War II, most of those structures were removed “so that today only a few remain,” according to the website.

The landslide at Fort Funston is the latest in the aftermath of a recent onslaught of back-to-back atmospheric rivers that hit the state.

The powerful storms resulted in sinkholes, as well as rockfalls and landslides that caused the closure of a number roads, The Associated Press reported.

One of the storms collapsed a pier in Santa Cruz, as well as left a popular beach in ruins, McClatchy News reported.

The recent surge of storms also led to at least 19 deaths, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Though heavy rainfall helped the state’s drought conditions in recent weeks, it did not put an end to the drought, The Sacramento Bee reported.

No. 18 Charleston wins 18th straight over William & Mary

College of Charleston forward Ante Brzovic had a black eye, which he wears as a badge of honor in this extra special season.Brzovic got the shiner when he collided with teammate Dalton Bolon going for a rebound last week in a drama-filled, 71-69 win over UNC Wilmington.“I think it makes him look tougher,” Bolon said with a chuckle. “He wasn’t that handsome to begin with.”Brzovic has been plenty tough for the 18th-ranked Cougars (19-1, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association), scoring 17 points in ...

College of Charleston forward Ante Brzovic had a black eye, which he wears as a badge of honor in this extra special season.

Brzovic got the shiner when he collided with teammate Dalton Bolon going for a rebound last week in a drama-filled, 71-69 win over UNC Wilmington.

“I think it makes him look tougher,” Bolon said with a chuckle. “He wasn’t that handsome to begin with.”

Brzovic has been plenty tough for the 18th-ranked Cougars (19-1, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association), scoring 17 points in an 82-54 victory over William & Mary on Monday — their 18th straight win this season.

“We played hard," Charleston coach Pat Kelsey said. "We measure and value deflections. It tells us how hard we are playing. I think we had 50-something deflections, which I think is a record for us.”

Charleston’s 19 wins are the most in Division I and its ranking, up from No. 22 last week, is the program’s highest since 1999 when the school finished No. 16 in the AP poll.

William & Mary (8-11, 3-3) had its two-game win streak snapped.

Charleston didn’t shoot the ball particularly well – hitting just 38 percent from floor – but that didn’t stop the Cougars from connecting on a season-high 16 3-pointers against the Tribe.

“We’re a shooting team, and we play with a lot of pace,” said Bolon, who hit three of his four 3-point attempts. “We’ve got a lot of guys that really pass the ball well. Passing the ball well opens up guys for shots.”

College of Charleston dominated the glass, grabbing 19 offensive rebounds that led to 23 second-chance points.

“We got off to a great start and shared the ball,” Kelsey said.

Charleston came out hot, scoring on their first six offensive possessions. The Cougars quickly built a double-digit lead. Reyne Smith’s 3-pointer gave the Cougars a 14-2 lead less than four minutes into the game.

“We got into the game really quickly and our defense was solid,” said Brzovic, who had three steals and two assists. “We were doing what the game plan told us to do. We controlled the game from the first minutes.”

Charleston continued to build on its advantage throughout the first half, using a 12-3 run and grabbed a 33-14 lead on Brzovic’s putback with 8:31 to play before intermission.

“They played really well, and I don’t think that was our best game, but they had a lot to do with that,” William & Mary coach Dane Fischer said. “They came out and blitzed on offensive glass early. We really struggled to get into an offensive flow. We just never really got going.”

The second half was much of the same as the Cougars led by as much as 32 points.

Ben Wight had 14 points to lead the Tribe.

BIG PICTURE

William & Mary: The Tribe came in with two straight victories and the CAA rookie of the week award winner Charlie Williams. But the team was quickly in the hole as Charleston opened a 13-point lead less than five minutes in. ... William & Mary finished 0-of-12 on threes.

College of Charleston: The Cougars have continued their success in long-range shooting. They connected on a season's best 16 3-pointers a game after getting 15 in a win over Elon this past Saturday.

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William & Mary goes to Delaware on Thursday night.

College of Charleston goes to Monmouth on Thursday night.

AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

This story was originally published January 16, 2023 7:21 PM.

Mayor Brenda Bethune sells Anheuser-Busch Distributorship. Sold for $142 million

Sources close to the sale, informed MyrtleBeachSC News today that Myrtle Beach Mayor, Brenda Bethune sold the Myrtle Beach Better Brands, Anheuser-Busch distributorship.The franchise sold for $142 million. Southern Crown Partners, LLC, 1600 Charleston Regional Pkwy in Charleston, S.C. purchased the business.Anheus...

Sources close to the sale, informed MyrtleBeachSC News today that Myrtle Beach Mayor, Brenda Bethune sold the Myrtle Beach Better Brands, Anheuser-Busch distributorship.

The franchise sold for $142 million. Southern Crown Partners, LLC, 1600 Charleston Regional Pkwy in Charleston, S.C. purchased the business.

Anheuser-Busch is the world’s largest beer company. Sources state that Bethune and her partner Mike Riley sold the business only, but did not sell the land nor the buildings that the business operated from.

The Better Brands website states the company sells over 4 million cases of beer annually.

Mayor Bethune served as President/Chairman of the Board and majority owner according to information found on the Better Brands website. * Sources tell us however, that her partner, Mike Riley, actually owned 51% of the company.

Mike Riley, Chief Executive Officer, also was a key owner in the company. Riley wished to remain as an owner of the company, however, the new buyers chose to go in a different direction.

The 58 year old Bethune was first elected Myrtle Beach Mayor in 2017 and then re-elected in 2021. Bethune’s current term continues through January 2026.

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More Americans than ever before own their own firearm, which is good news for ammo dealers and resellers, especially as the internet has given them access to clients across the US. Unfortunately for buyers, the surge in the market has also resulted in a number of scam sites, illegal dealers, and a host of other problems they need to be aware of. So, before you spend any money at an online store, be sure you have done your research and considered the following five important aspects of online ammo buying.

Know the Laws in Your State

With the Second Amendment allowing all citizens the right to bear arms, the number of guns in American hands has soared in recent years. With this increase in firepower comes a number of laws and regulations that have been implemented by states in an attempt to control gun-related violence and gun deaths. Unfortunately for gun owners, this means that the gun laws in different states can vary wildly, and are prone to change.

So, before you even start looking at your online options, make sure you have a thorough understanding of the laws in your state. In particular, take note of the bans and restrictions placed on weapons, accessories, and ammo so that you don’t find yourself on the wrong side of the law as well as out of pocket when the equipment ends up in lockup.

Only Buy from Reputable Sources

Once you know the restrictions you need to be aware of, the next step is finding a reputable source of ammo. As the market for ammunition has expanded, so has the number of scam sites pretending to be genuine stores. When searching online, always check that the website address you are visiting is spelt correctly, as many scam sites replicate genuine reseller sites to trick buyers into thinking they are on a genuine site.

Secondly, check out the payment methods offered by the store. If they only accept cryptocurrency, chances are they are a scam. Reputable resellers like Bulk Munitions, which carry a small range of the best ammo calibers and brands, offer a number of payment options from reputable banks. Once you are sure the website is indeed who it says on the front page, other things you should check for include broken links on the site, outdated information on laws and regulations, and strange-looking logos for well-known ammo brands.

Don’t Buy Off-Name Ammo Just Because It is Cheap

There are a number of online ammo stores that sell off-brand ammo for extremely low prices, but you should always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. Cheap ammo, re-manufactured ammo, or foreign ammo that was brought into the country as part of a bigger procurement order for the army is often sold in bulk on what looks to be reputable sites, but the reality is that you get what you pay for. This kind of ammo is typically stored in less than ideal conditions, is made with low-quality material, and is often manufactured poorly, which could result in a number of problems when fired. From barrel fouling and cycling issues to frequent jams, cheap rounds are more often than not more trouble than they are worth.

Know When to Shop

Just like with any market, ammo prices fluctuate throughout the year. While the increase in the number of firearms being sold and ongoing ammo shortage has done much to drive the price of ammo through the roof, the good news is that there is relief on the horizon. While some experts expect the shortage to continue to some extent into 2023, there has been a definite increase in the availability of many top brands of ammo. So, if you can afford to wait it out, you may consider holding off on any big ammo purchases until the prices have come down to more reasonable rates.

Triple Check Your Product Descriptions

So, you know what your state laws involve, you’ve found a reputable online store to buy from that sells ammo from well-known brands, you’ve waited out the ammo crisis and the prices finally fit your wallet. So, what now? Before you place an order, you need to make sure you know what you are buying. Check the number of rounds that come in a box, what the exact type and specifications are for the ammo, what is made from, and if you can get a better deal if you buy in bulk or not.

Some websites take advantage of buyers not paying attention to what they’re buying and get away with passing on ‘deals’ that, with a bit of math, are actually not worthwhile. While you’re checking these details, take a look at the shipping costs and terms, as often sites that offer ammo for cheap make it up with exorbitant shipping fees that push them into the higher price point than expected.

Buying anything online can be risky, but with high-demand items like ammunition, the risk is even greater for the buyer. Make smart buying choices to ensure that the ammo you buy is worth what you pay for it.

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Just what is SC shag dancing and why has it attracted thousands to the Myrtle Beach area?

No, this isn’t the carpet or the haircut.Shag dancing is the state dance of South Carolina and comes from the Grand Strand. Three times a year, thousands of shaggers, as they’re called, descend on North Myrtle Beach, to enjoy beach music, dance for hours and reconnect with friends. Here’s your primer to the history and culture of shag dancing in the Myrtle Beach area.Around 3,000 shaggers are in North Myrtle Beach this weekend for the ...

No, this isn’t the carpet or the haircut.

Shag dancing is the state dance of South Carolina and comes from the Grand Strand. Three times a year, thousands of shaggers, as they’re called, descend on North Myrtle Beach, to enjoy beach music, dance for hours and reconnect with friends. Here’s your primer to the history and culture of shag dancing in the Myrtle Beach area.

Around 3,000 shaggers are in North Myrtle Beach this weekend for the Society of Stranders Mid-Winter Break, estimated Robin Morley, chair of the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs. The festivities are spread around clubs by Ocean Drive (OD for short) in North Myrtle Beach, including the OD Arcade and Lounge, Fat Harold’s, the OD Resort, the Spanish Galleon, and Duck’s Night Life.

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The dance was most popular in the North and South Carolina coasts in the 1940’s and 50’s. Open-air beach-front pavilions hosted teenagers dancing to beach music, which is post-war R&B.

The dance has similarities to the Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and East Coast Swing. Today, North Myrtle Beach is the epicenter of Carolina shag, and hosts three festivals each year: the Mid-Winter Break, Spring Safari, and Fall Migration.

Shaggers traditionally dance to beach music, but now DJ’s mix it up with country and other genres. In the early days, it was mostly the men who spun and did fancy footwork. Now, everyone adds flavor to their dance. Dancers keep their top half controlled – the legs and feet are the stars of the show. A wood floor and leather soled shoes are ideal for shag, so dancers can slide.

Attendees said their favorite part of shag is the camaraderie and community. “It’s not just a dance, it’s a lifestyle,” said Candy Long of Rock Hill, S.C.

“It’s almost like a family, we get a family reunion like three times a year,” said Ken Akin from Aiken, S.C. Akin started shagging over 50 years ago when he was in high school. “I was able to dance with the girls when the other guys were sitting around. I knew right then that I needed to keep dancing.”

Mid-Winter Break attendees said they were excited to welcome new dancers, especially younger ones. “If you were just learning to shag and I asked you to dance and you told me that, I would never go out there and embarrass you,” said David Galloway of Wilson, N.C. “Because I want you to enjoy and feel comfortable and have a good time too.”

To get involved with shag, you can take lessons or get involved with a club. Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach hosts weekly shag classes on Mondays (7 p.m. beginner, 8 p.m. Intermediate) and Tuesdays (7 p.m. beginner). The Murrells Inlet Community Center holds beginner shag classes on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Want to get social? Join the shag community at a shag group near you. The South Strand Shag Club in Murrells Inlet hosts shag dances each Saturday night from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the VFW at 4359 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet. The OD Shag Club in North Myrtle Beach meets up on the third Saturday of every month at Fat Harold’s Beach, 212 Main St, North Myrtle Beach.

To find out about shag events throughout the region, keep your eyes on the Society of Stranders. They post events and workshops in their Facebook group.

This story was originally published January 14, 2023 2:48 PM.

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