COLUMBIA, S.C. - A popular section of beach along North Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand has been reopened after being placed under a temporary swimming advisory, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported Friday.

"The area affected was at 17th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach," said Sean Torrens of DHEC's Pee Dee Environmental Affairs office in Myrtle Beach. "Bacteria levels no longer exceed water quality standards and activity can resume in this area."

The advisory was lifted just in time for Labor Day weekend.