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David Hucks

Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

Why The Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill Went Sideways

Last Month, MyrtleBeachSC news covered the investigative report put out by the Greenville News. See it here: https://myrtlebeachsc.com/taken-usa-today-reports-82-mbpd-seizures-of-black-peoples-property/. The report exposes how local government police forces and sheriffs offices are taking millions of dollars in asset seizures without charging anyone with a crime. Reason.com covered this same article and explained …

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Is Myrtle Beach ready for change?

” Hiring Benchmark Consulting and creating opportunity zones are two admissions by the city, itself, that some changes are needed. The question remains as to whether the city is truly ready for change.“ After experiencing over 20 years of promises from the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation, the city did …

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LAWSUIT: Henrietta Golding cheated bank and clients

A high profile and highly acclaimed malpractice attorney has filed charges against Henrietta Golding, formerly of the McNair Law Firm. A jury trial has been requested. Beaufort, South Carolina lawyer Thomas Pendarvis filed a complaint today in the 15th circuit court. The suit specifically lists charges against Henrietta Golding and …

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North Myrtle Beach is the Grandstrand’s favorite beach

Why has the City of North Myrtle Beach continually outperformed its neighbors to the South? Is it good government, good community, good business owners, good investments, good luck, or a combination of all of the above? Whatever it is, North Myrtle Beach is unquestionably the best beach along the 60 …

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John Pedersen & city sued for ‘Public smear campaign’

The former Ibiza Club and Natalie’s Bar & Grill have joined in the seemingly unending legal fights against the city of Myrtle Beach over the Superblock, downtown overlay, Karon Mitchell/MBACC, county schools et al. This week’s suit was filed against the city, the Myrtle Beach Downtown Development Corp., David Sebok …

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Two Coastal Cities On Tilt

Tuesday, March 26th witnessed two coastal towns, Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, equally in full tilt. Myrtle Beach City Council authorized the city of Myrtle Beach to go into secret inter-governmental meetings with Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Horry County [among others] over I-73 funding. However, shortly into the …

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Myrtle Beach continues to run Horry County

With today’s city council vote, one of the least transparent cities in America continues its forty year run controlling Horry County. Horry County residents were shocked and dismayed by the vote from County Council last night delaying the termination of a $25 million annual SCDOT contract until Chairman Gardner could …

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Carotti worked to influence SLED investigation

Publisher’s Opinion Emails between Horry County Attorney Arrigo Carotti and State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents last January run the gamet from “1970’s Deep Throat” to a bureaucratic lawyer who believes he has the right to advise and consent the outcomes of an investigation concerning his employer. Such is the …

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County Council To Weigh Future Of Eldridge & I- 73

On Monday at 6 p.m. Horry County Council will hold a special session to discuss the future of the SCDOT/I-73 contract. The agenda also includes voting on the continued employment of County Administrator Chris Eldridge. The meeting was called by Chairman Gardner on Thursday via email. CLEANING UP PAST ISSUES …

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