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Chairman-Elect Vows To Fight For No School Tax Increases

In January, new School Board Chairman Ken Richardson is slated to take office. Richardson won the July 17 Republican primary in a landslide.  He faces no Democratic candidate opposition in the coming November 6th general election. Eleven school board members are elected by the public in districts throughout the county. …

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Greed-Power Dynamic Threatens Local Journalism

MyrtleBeachSC news rarely covers any news outside of our state.  However,  when U.S. Investigative Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the hands of the Saudi government this past week,  our own concerns increased.   Like many stories we follow, this has been an under-reported news item. Khashoggi is an investigative watchdog and …

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Will New “E” District Change Surfside Beach?

E District

Surfside Beach City Council and Mayor Bob Childs voted to approve the Surfside Beach “E” District this past Tuesday.  The vote was 6 for the new “E” District and 1 against.  The matter is legally settled law as far as elected leaders and city government are concerned. Surfside Beach’s Planning …

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RipTydz Bar Shooting Fall Out

RipTydz Bar

“Alcohol flows freely in Myrtle Beach. It fuels violence and crime, and local leaders refuse to acknowledge or address it. Today, there is blood on the hands of those local leaders who enrich themselves on alcohol sales, even as the city’s reputation spirals.” Tuvia Wilkes Myrtle Beach Business Owner This past …

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The Politics Of Dirty Flood Waters

Tom Rice

The Waccamaw River runs 140 miles from its starting point in Lake Waccamaw, NC to where it meets the ocean in Winyah Bay at Georgetown, S.C.   The river is as old as time itself. The waters likely were named by the Waccamaw indians. The language is now a dead tongue. No …

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City Says “No” Hispanic Church At 6th Avenue

Pastor Carlos

Hurricane Florence was not well known for its wind damage. However, a building located on Highway 15 encountered one rogue gust of wind that ripped off the entire roof. Then came the rains.  The only thing the local congregation of Iglesia De Cristo Rhema could save was their piano.   The …

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Chad Caton – Local Hero

Chad Caton

Today, at St. James, thanks to Chad Caton’s tireless work, hundreds of volunteers will arrive with 200,000 bags to fill.  Homes will be saved. “One of the problems Chad made me aware of in this effort, was having volunteers onsite and needing materials.  He called me on Friday concerning sand …

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