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County Council Stands Up To CCAR & Developers

Harold Worley

Horry County Council passed a resolution last night which will put a non binding referendum on the ballot this November.  The referendum will allow voters to decide if developers should be charged impact fees for the costs of growth these new neighborhoods add to county expenses including new schools, new …

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CITY COUNCIL’S VOTE: It’s Only Illegal If You Get Caught

Pedersen Bethune

Myrtle Beach City Council voted yesterday 5 for with 2  against on a new overlay district that bans the sale of products sold in all other areas of Myrtle Beach. The district will run from  6th Avenue South to 16th Avenue North.  The banned products include:  CBD oils, alternative nicotine, …

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Local Merchant Speaks About Heavy Handed City Government

Myrtle Beach local cigar store owner, John E Senese, posted on Facebook his concerns over the recent Myrtle Beach City Government planned overlay along Ocean Boulevard. A group that includes City Manager John Pedersen, Mayor Brenda Bethune, and spokesperson for the group, bar owner Larry Bond are working to limit …

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Why Residents & Merchants Must Attend Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

Bethune Pedersen

OPINION Know how a mountain begins? A molehill. Tomorrow Myrtle Beach City Government is expected to plant the molehill that will quickly mushroom into a mountain. That mountain will bury us all. A select few powerful people in Myrtle Beach have never liked certain businesses and the people who run them. Now, officials …

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DRC Leader Buying Up Downtown Land

Pyade Hotels

The Downtown Redevelopment Corporation (DRC) is the oddest of hybrids.  It certainly is not government.  While it is a private corporation, the DRC is owned by the city of Myrtle Beach.  It is funded with parking meter monies collected in downtown Myrtle Beach.  On an average year,  the parking meter …

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“I Work For The Mayor” Resident Posts Vulgar Rant Online

Self proclaimed City Of Myrtle Beach?/Mayor Bethune employee Richard Perry went after area residents online today. The anger laced comments were aimed at local residents Perry told to go back to Yankeeville. Update:  We are being informed that Mr. Perry may work for City Owned Whispering Pines.   Chip Smith of …

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