Conway promotes Christmas shopping to revitalize downtown - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Conway promotes Christmas shopping to revitalize downtown

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – The City of Conway held it's annual living Christmas displays Thursday evening, attempting to bring more shoppers out to the historic downtown district for some holiday shopping.

"Something like tonight will bring people out and really get them into the spirit," said Debbie Stephens, owner of the successful specialty shop Bodega.

Stephens has run the store on Third Street since 2005, she's seen some stores come and go in the area.

"Sometimes you try things that just don't pan out," she said.

Among the district, several empty storefronts peek out amid the stores decorated for Christmas. Nicole Moore, owner of Gypsy Boutique, says it's less about what wouldn't work in Conway, and more about how the stores that don't make it are run.

"The best advice I can give is have a plan," Moore said.

Younger shoppers say the rustic feel of Conway's downtown has great potential, but haven't yet found a draw that would keep them away from the beach.

"It's so cute, but it just needs something else," said CCU student Kirsten Haines. "You're so close to a college, you could have little restaurants and cafes with college specials."

Copyright 2012 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • RTDNF to honor Robin Roberts with Lifetime Achievement Award

    RTDNF to honor Robin Roberts with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:27 PM EST2018-02-23 23:27:05 GMT
    RTDNF will honor GMA's Robin Roberts with the Lifetime Achievement Award on March 8. (Photo Source: RTDNF)RTDNF will honor GMA's Robin Roberts with the Lifetime Achievement Award on March 8. (Photo Source: RTDNF)

    On March 8, she’ll be awarded the Radio Television Digital News Association Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. 

    More >>

    On March 8, she’ll be awarded the Radio Television Digital News Association Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. 

    More >>
  • Mississippi AG joins suit to block net neutrality rollback

    Mississippi AG joins suit to block net neutrality rollback

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-23 21:53:44 GMT
    The Mississippi Attorney General has joined a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality. (Photo source: AG's office)The Mississippi Attorney General has joined a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality. (Photo source: AG's office)
    The Mississippi Attorney General has joined a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality. (Photo source: AG's office)The Mississippi Attorney General has joined a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality. (Photo source: AG's office)
    The Mississippi Attorney General has joined a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality. Attorney General Jim Hood's office announced the filing of a petition to formally begin the lawsuit in a Friday press release.  Hood will join 22 other attorney generals in filing the petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after the the FCC published the final rule repealing net neutrality in Friday's Fede...More >>
    The Mississippi Attorney General has joined a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality. Attorney General Jim Hood's office announced the filing of a petition to formally begin the lawsuit in a Friday press release.  Hood will join 22 other attorney generals in filing the petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after the the FCC published the final rule repealing net neutrality in Friday's Fede...More >>
  • Man charged in Laurel vape shop burglary

    Man charged in Laurel vape shop burglary

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:48 PM EST2018-02-23 19:48:28 GMT
    Riley Ty Crowe (Photo source: Laurel Police Department)Riley Ty Crowe (Photo source: Laurel Police Department)
    Riley Ty Crowe (Photo source: Laurel Police Department)Riley Ty Crowe (Photo source: Laurel Police Department)

    A 19-year-old was arrested by Laurel police Thursday and charged in connection to a vape shop burglary.

    More >>

    A 19-year-old was arrested by Laurel police Thursday and charged in connection to a vape shop burglary.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly