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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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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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Headed To Court

Pederson Bond Bethune

Family values may soon be spot enforced in Myrtle Beach on Ocean Boulevard if Myrtle Beach City Council approves a second reading which will prohibit CBD oils, tobacco, alternative nicotine, vapor products, and e-cigarettes.  The ordinance’s main goal is to create a family friendly environment, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune told …

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SC Group Offers To Discuss I-73 Funding With Residents

I 73 Horry

Erin Pate, Northern Coast Director of the SC Coastal Conservation League has offered to speak to Horry County community residents about the issues around funding I-73 in Horry County.  The estimated $2.4 billion road has no Federal funding.  Horry County Council did pass a resolution to put $23 million aside …

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Should The DRC Be In The Speculative Real Estate Business?

DRC FLIP OR FLOP

As the Myrtle Beach Sun News reported yesterday, the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation (DRC) is in the process of buying two more Superblock properties. The DRC held a meeting Wednesday afternoon where Board members that include John Pedersen – DRC Treasurer & Myrtle Beach City Manager, Chuck Martino – Chairman, …

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