The, at times, emotional roller coaster that the upcoming presidential and congressional elections can bring can fuel emotions when it comes to managing money and investments. But there’s an old adage that financial advisors still stand by: Don’t play politics with your portfolio.

Myrtle Beach hospital earned the 2020 Top Performer Award from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a national award recognizing rehabilitation facilities who ranked in the top 10 percent of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities that qualified to be ranked. The results are based on cases discharged between January 2019 and September 2019.

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Doubletree Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort will host the Revibe Wellness Retreat Oct. 30 and 31. The concert is being dubbed as "the first of its kind CDC-compliant vertical musical event on the East Coast," according to an announcement.

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Closed sales of single family homes have increased along the northeastern coast of South Carolina, and real estate professionals are pointing to pent-up demand, low interest rates and the COVID-19 pandemic expediting retirement plans as the reason for the increase.

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It's unclear how many people who had been receiving money are now going without their unemployment aid because of the changes DEW implemented. The agency reported on Thursday it paid out money for 126,464 state and federal jobless claims last week. That's nearly 86,000 fewer claims than what was reported to the federal government just two weeks prior. 

Seasonal brews have hit the taps of area brewhouses and restaurants and we put out a call to Grand Strand and Hammock Coast brewmasters to find the one seasonal fall beer our readers should try at their establishments. The only stipulation is we asked the beer originate from a South Carolina brewery.

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The drop in the unemployment rate last month is not solely the result of people returning to jobs they lost earlier this year. In fact, nearly 70 percent of the reduction in the unemployment rate can be attributed to people dropping out of the workforce amid the public health crisis. 

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There are a few things that a couple local seafood experts can agree on: flounder and shrimp prices are not expected to rise too high in the fall and winter, and those who love crab legs can expect to pay extremely high prices this fall and winter.

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The study looked at top U.S. Destinations for fall 2020, based on year-over-year growth for domestic hotel bookings, according to the report. Key Largo, Fla., Key West, Fla., Atlantic City, N.J., and St. Pete Beach, Fla., round out the top four.

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A new 4,500-square-foot, full-service branch for Anderson Brothers Bank is planned for US 17 Business and Inlet Square Drive in Murrells Inlet, the bank announced Thursday.

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The theater has been shuttered for six months in accordance with state regulations during the coronavirus pandemic. Masks are required and seating will be limited for the shows, which are slated to run until October 26.

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Georgetown County saw a slight increase in the unemployment rate from June to July, while Horry County saw a slight decrease, according to figures released Friday by the state's Department of Employment and Workforce.

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Duke's two utilities in South Carolina estimated they could eventually ask customers to pay $5.5 million for the late fees that were waived this year. They are also likely to ask for an estimated $2.4 million to make up for customers they are unable to recover money from.  

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As most classes at Horry-Georgetown Technical College will begin virtually next week, enrollment at the college has declined nearly 11 percent as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the Myrtle Beach area, officials said.

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