OT: Myrtle Beach

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  1. DiehardDukeFan4Life

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    Has anyone heard about the recent shootings that have been happening at Myrtle Beach? I’ve read several different articles and there have been 4 different shootings over the last 2 weekends and they’ve all been gang related shootings. Sorry for not posting any links but if you do a search, you’ll find several different articles taking about the shootings. My family is supposed to be going to Myrtle Beach in July but all these shootings is making me think we might need to consider canceling our trip to Myrtle Beach and just go somewhere else.
     
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    I was there two years ago for a Ripken tournament..it happened to be during a motorcycle gathering...noisy through all hour of the night...I don’t know that I necessarily felt unsafe but it was nothing like the MB I remember in my youth and not a “pleasant” experience.
     
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    It sounds like you were there during Bike Week.
     
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    As long as you don’t holla at someone’s girl or take part in a drug deal you should be fine
     
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    A lot of gang violence which sucks because my wife and I loved vacationing there but we’ll pass now and go to Hilton head.
     
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    We used to go to Myrtle Beach all the time. It just kept changing and not for the better. The family feel was gone.
     
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    Hilton Hell sucks too. Try Tybee, if you don't have dogs.
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    Rumor is that there are different types of shells on the beaches besides seashells. OFC
     
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    The worst thing is that all of these shootings that are happening at Myrtle Beach are being done by rival gang members that aren’t even from Myrtle Beach. They’re going to Myrtle Beach from other areas in South Carolina to have these shootouts.
     
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    But stay off the sand bar, very dangerous!

    It’s a wonderful quiet vacation though!
     
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    Any of you guys been to the Florida keys? If so worth it?
     
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    Please don't shoot the messenger. My great friend who came out twenty years ago said that the keys were just "too gay" for him.
     
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    We had some friends that witnessed a shooting this weekend at MB. It is sad. MB used to be the place that Seniors enjoyed. Don't guess my kids will get to enjoy such things. Amazing how much our country has changed in the last 15 years.
     
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    If you're going to MB go to North Myrtle Beach. A little quieter and cleaner.
     
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    If you want to hit up the strip and feel safe you have to leave around noon or a little after before the dumbasses wake up.
     
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    I agree North Myrtle Beach is much quieter but unfortunately at least 1 of the shootings happened in North Myrtle Beach about a mile from the place that my family has stayed at each of the last 2 years.
     
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    DiehardDukefan4life, they caught the 6 idiots responsible for that, thank God. We'll be staying at Oceans One in a couple of weeks. Also pop in and check us out. Hit my sig up.
     
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    That’s the one bright side about those shootings, suspects have been arrested in connection to each shooting.
     
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    Nobody's gonna mess with you anyway, you've got all those fancy knives!
     
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    This site is pretty good from what I've heard. It looks pretty legit.
     
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    I might add a knife or two to my collection while I’m at Myrtle Beach. lol
     
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    When are you going? Where you staying?
     
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    July 12th-19th. A place called Sea Dip or something like that.
     
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    That’s when I’m going. Staying at BayWatch.
     
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    love key west
     
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    Cool. If you happen to see a guy in a wheelchair most likely wearing a Duke hat and/or t-shirt anywhere at Myrtle Beach, it could be me lol
     
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    It’s yet to be determined but there’s been talk among my family that we might end up cancelling our trip to Myrtle Beach because there have been numerous reports that they’ve had a spike in coronavirus cases recently and there’s also been other problems going on at Myrtle Beach. I also read that they’re imposing a 9pm curfew on the weekends where all business and attractions will have to close and Ocean Boulevard will also be closed. The article I read said that they’re imposing the curfew on weekends that they’re referring to as “extraordinary events” specifically holiday weekends. There will be a a 9pm curfew every weekend leading up to July 4th weekend and also during Labor Day weekend and the article also said that the 9pm weekend curfew could be extended through September 6th. It’s going to suck if we end up cancelling our trip because there’s a knife shop at Myrtle Beach that I was planning to check out while we were there and there’s also a beef jerky store that I was planning to buy some beef jerky from.
     
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    They are probably out of knives anyway. Try to buy a gun or ammo lately? Jerky? maybe.
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    PS: Don't go to Brazil instead!
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    I doubt that they’re out of knives lol but a friend of mine told me that her son was at Myrtle Beach last week and he told her that a lot of the shops/stores at Broadway at the Beach were closed when he was there and I’ve got a feeling that it’s probably the same at Barefoot Landing which is where the knife shop is that I was planning to go to, so the knife shop and even the beef jerky place might not even be open when we go.
     
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    We like the barefoot landing area.
     
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    Yeah it’s a nice area and it has some of the same shops that Broadway at the Beach has but it’s a lot less crowded
     
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    I have relatives who live in Barefoot Landing. Some of the restaurants are closing because of positive tests among employees. They aren't even going to the beach.
     
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    I’m starting to get a feeling that we’re going to end up either cancelling our trip or at least postponing it which sucks but it might be the best idea because I’ve been dealing with some minor health issues and catching Covid-19/Coronavirus could make those minor issues worse. I can’t remember where my mom said that my dad heard it...it might’ve been on the news but she said he told her that a group of 45 people recently went to Myrtle Beach and 14 of them tested positive for Covid-19/Coronavirus after they got back from Myrtle Beach. Also I don’t really want to spend a ton of money if we’re going to have to end up spending most of our vacation just sitting around the condo watching tv when we can do that home for a lot less.
     
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    Good decision. OFC
     
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    It hasn’t been decided yet. It depends on what my family decides to discuss it and what they decide to do. If we end up cancelling our trip, it’ll be the first time that we haven’t went anywhere on vacation since I was a kid.
     

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