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SCDOT Commissioner silent on Hospitality funding war

Tony Cox

The fued between Horry County Council and the Horry County League of Cities is certainly not hospitable. At issue is a 1.5% hospitality tax. Former Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus extended that 20 year tax in May 2017. The tax was extended into perpetuity. The tax brought in over …

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This Week’s county-wide events

MyrtleBeach SC news

Here is what’s going on in Horry County this week: TUESDAY, MAY 216 p.m.-Horry County Council Meeting, Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Council Chambers, ConwayWEDNESDAY, MAY 226 p.m.-Horry County Stormwater Advisory Board, Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Multipurpose Rooms, Conway May 25, 2019 Venue: La Belle Amie Vineyard Admission is reduced by …

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Little River Blue Crab Festival this weekend

Blue Crab Festival

Make sure to attend the Little River Blue Crab festival this weekend. Located at the Historic Little River Waterfront, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with many visitors planning their vacation around this landmark event. The festival features live beach music, …

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Mitchell drops MBACC lawsuit

Karon Mitchell dropped her lawsuit filed against the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) this week without prejudice. The lawsuit claimed MBACC used “insider”, crony companies to purchase advertising. Those advertising purchases were paid using tax payer funded dollars. Mitchell dropped the lawsuit without prejudice, meaning she can re-file …

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SC Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act

Conservatives for clean energy

(Columbia, SC) – Conservatives for Clean Energy (CCE) South Carolina issued the following statement highlighting the passage of the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act. This landmark clean energy bill will provide more energy choice, increase competition within the state energy market and expand rooftop solar energy by removing the existing 2% …

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How Charlotte fixed its downtown government issues

In March 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported: The under-40 set took majority control of the Charlotte, N.C. City Council last fall with new priorities for one of America’s fastest-growing cities. One was to live-stream meetings. Another was banishing the term millennial. “We made a conscious effort to abandon the …

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