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Make sure you check out new Myrtle Beach content

July 3, 2013 

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Read, white and blue?

Happy Independence Day - which is far better than Crappy In-Depends Day, which is coming at some point...

Anyhow, I’m writing this to tell you to keep an eye out in this issue for something old and something new, not sure about red and white, but definitely blue.

If you turn to our homepage you will see our new crime/police blotter focusing on bizarre and flat-out dumb crimes and criminals in the Myrtle Beach area. We’re calling it Blue Light Special, and I have to give a tip of the hat for that name to The Izm frontman Jaesen Moore who suggested it when I asked folks on Facebook for ideas. Think of this new feature culled from police reports as a Myrtle Beach version of News of the Weird. And please, let me know if you like it (or dislike) and if you have any news tips for the column.

As for the old; we’ve brought back long-time friend Kevin Hoover and his local libations and cocktails-based column Lush Life, which you can read on our Eats page. Lush Life will hopefully fill the void of content involving adult beverages and spirits news as we search for a new Beerman columnist - see our ad on page 17 of the print product regarding the Beerman vacancy and how to apply if you are interested.

Have a happy and safe Fourth.

Kent Kimes, Editor

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