MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN THE CITY OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off our main visitor season. We quickly begin to grow from a city with a permanent population of about 16,000 people to one with a daily population of 100,000-plus.
Memorial Day Weekend typically coincides with the annual Town of Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Black Pearl Cultural Heritage & Bike Festival, however, the Town, located adjacent to North Myrtle Beach, decided to not hold the event this year. Even though the event will not be held this year, a good number of festival participants still plan to vacation with us. This means that increased numbers of motorcycles may travel our roads, presenting safety challenges for both motorcyclists and motorists. Whether driving a car or riding a motorcycle, please exercise caution and be courteous to one another.
There is an increased presence of public safety officers in North Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day Weekend, including supplemental officers. They are here for the benefit of all residents and all visitors, and their key focus in North Myrtle Beach is traffic management and safety. We want to keep traffic flowing so that gridlock does not occur. When traffic gridlock occurs, frustrations build and people anger more easily.
While law enforcement works to keep traffic moving, everyone must practice patience. If it normally takes you 10 minutes to get to where you want to go, expect it to take longer over Memorial Day Weekend.
Excessive noise is a key complaint during major holiday weekends.
A new addition in 2021 to the City’s Noise Ordinance States: It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit any sustained or repetitive noise, regardless of source, that is audible beyond the property line between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., when, in the opinion of the responding official, such noise is excessive, disrupting the peace or disturbing the general public.”
To familiarize yourself with all components of the City's Noise Ordinance, please visit https://library.municode.com/sc/north_myrtle_beach/codes/code_of_ordinances and enter "Noise" in the search bar. If the link does not work for you, visit www.NMB.us, click on City Ordinances, then enter "Noise" in the search bar.
Those who violate the noise ordinance can be cited and/or arrested with a fine of up to $1,000.
Please be considerate of others.
-- Fireworks are prohibited in North Myrtle Beach. A first offense results in a ticket and a repeat offense can result in a custodial arrest.
COMMON MOTORCYCLE VIOLATIONS
We encourage motorists to watch out for motorcycles on our roads, and we encourage motorcyclists to avoid doing the following things, which are illegal and unsafe:
-- Weaving between cars
-- "Holding” intersections to allow a group to continue through without stopping for a red light or stop sign.
Those who do these things are subject to a citation and/or arrest with a fine of up to $1,000.
Please exercise good judgment and respect others.
PREVENT MOTORCYCLE THEFT
Motorcycle thefts increase during Memorial Day Weekend. Expensive, custom, and show bikes are popular with thieves. Here are some theft prevention tips:
-- Avoid parking motorcycles in poorly lit areas.
-- Don’t leave leathers, cameras, GPS, helmets, or other valuables on your bike.
-- Lock your motorcycle. Thieves can easily overcome factory-installed ignition locks, so use high-quality disk locks, wheel locks, and heavy-duty cable or chain locks.
PARKING REGULATIONS FOR SHORT-TERM RENTALS
A. Where the City allows shoulder parking within street rights-of-way, no car shall be parked within thirty (30) feet from the edge of the roadway pavement on the approach leg to any intersection.
B. Where the City allows shoulder parking within street rights-of-way, no part of any vehicle shall extend across or overhang the edge of roadway pavement.
C. “Stacked” parking (i.e., vehicles parked end-to-end) is permissible. However, in no event shall any part of the vehicle overhang onto the sidewalk, right-of-way, or extend beyond the property line.
D. Under no circumstance shall a property owner, managing party, or any guest attempt to reserve, inhibit, prevent or discourage parking within the street right-of-way where allowed by the City.
E. No parking shall be permitted in landscape beds in such a manner as to in any way obstruct a sidewalk, or in a manner which overhangs adjoining private or public property.
WE PRACTICE "COMMUNITY POLICING"
Our visitors and some of our property owners may not be aware of all of our laws. Please feel free to approach our Public Safety Officers with questions about what is and is not allowed in North Myrtle Beach.
Our law enforcement personnel practice "community policing", which means they work to be accessible and available to interact with all residents and all visitors. Their goal is to establish mutual trust and respect. When that occurs, good things follow for everyone.
They try first to educate people about our laws. If that approach does not work, they may choose to issue warnings. If those approaches fail, they will cite or arrest.
Of course, if flagrant and/or serious violations of the law occur, law enforcement will react quickly and decisively.
Visitor or resident, if you have questions about what you can and cannot do in North Myrtle Beach feel free to approach any of our law enforcement personnel. They are there to help all have a safe and enjoyable time.
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
-- Non-Emergencies: call (843) 280-5511 (You can use this number to register complaints about noise, fireworks, and other issues in real-time.)
-- Emergencies Only: call 911
CITY OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH INFORMATION OUTLETS
-- Website: www.NMB.us
-- Facebook: www.Facebook.com/cityofnmb
-- Twitter: @cityofnmb
-- City TV: Channel 1303 Time Warner (Spectrum)
-- City TV: Channel 9 HTC
-- Email News Group: Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive news releases at the same time they are sent to news media
LOOKING FOR FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN NORTH MYRTLE BEACH?
If you are looking for things to see and do in North Myrtle Beach, please visit this link for useful information provided by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce: