Atlantic Beach: part of Gullah Geechie Cultural Heritage Corridor

Atlantic Beach is a part of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Gullah Geechie people are descendents of enslaved Africans from various ethnic groups of west and central Africa. Brought to the New World and forced to work on the plantations of coastal South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida, Gullah/Geechie people have retained many aspects of…

Community Leaders Participate in Disaster Planning

Leaders of the Atlantic Beach community participated in a workshop sponsored by Hermes, LLC dealing with the psychological impact of natural disasters on disadvantaged communities.  The workshop is a part of a national research study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health to further develop communities to address post-disaster mental health conditions in black…

Enjoying Atlantic Beach Wildlife

One of the great pleasures of living in Atlantic Beach is the wildlife. Atlantic Beach is home to loggerhead turtles, foxes, rabbits, raccoons, and exotic birds. These animals are fascinating to watch and a pleasure to have around, but they require respect. Here are tips to remember when dealing with wild animals. *Don’t feed wildlife. Feeding…

Preventing Land Loss

There are no exact numbers, but it is estimated that blacks are losing 10,000 acres per day due to economic hardship. In Atlantic Beach, a great deal of the property is owned by investors, not original owners. There’s an old African Proverb that says “A people without their land will be a people without a…

Get a Grant-Live Your Dreams

According to Martha Ryan, who got a $52,000 grant to launch the San Francisco Prenatal Care Program, the secret to getting a foundation grant is having something significant to offer that isn’t being done by anyone else. For information on obtaining grants, check out these resources: Websites www.cof.org The Council on Federations www.guidestar.org to review…

Cleaning Up the Neighborhood

Atlantic Beach residents took to the streets in a semi-annual community clean up day on Nov. 9th. With a beautiful crisp morning as their backdrop, the neighbors got together to beautify their town. Town Hall provided garbage bags, vests, and gloves. The town also provided 3 dumpsters from Waste Management Company and was able to…

Friends of the Pearl plan medical workshops

Friends Of The Pearl invite all Grand Strand and Horry County residents to upcoming medical workshops at the Atlantic Beach Community Center. There is an urgent need in our community to educate and inform about the various diseases. The goal of these free interactive workshops with various local physicians is to gain knowledge of preventative practices…

7 Keys to a Successful Life

by Larry Brophy 1. You can’t succeed alone. Every story of success is a story of people working together. 2. Perserverance always wins. You can’t fail if you don’t quit. 3. Take time from your business or life every day—even if only 10 or 15 minutes to center yourself. Some call it meditation. It will…

Powering up the Sun

by Nancy Cave In 1931 Thomas Edison said “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy.” In has taken over 70 years for the country to “put its money on the sun” and even longer here in South Carolina, but interest in low-cost solar energy is growing in South Carolina. Solar energy converts…

NO Fireworks!

$500 Fine It is illegal and Dangerous to Discharge  Fireworks Let Residents live in peace – Prevent House Fires- Destruction of Dunes-Killing of Animals Call Horry County Dispatch 843-248-1520 “You have a legal right to the peaceful enjoyment of your property” Anyone who has lived in the Atlantic Beach area for a number of years…