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33 Members of Longs area G-SHINE/SMG Gang plead guilty

Gshine

Florence, South Carolina — U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that less than nine months after 33 Horry County and Myrtle Beach drug traffickers were indicted based on a federal wiretap investigation into the G-Shine/SMG gang, all 33 have pleaded guilty and are being sentenced in federal court.  “When we …

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City shops for new merchant

Lee Mashburn

By vote, Myrtle Beach City Council and Mayor Brenda Bethune authorized City Manager, John Pedersen to sell the property at 807 Kings Highway to Mashburn Construction. Mashburn Construction has offices in Charleston, Greenville, and Columbia. The company is known for restoring historic buildings. News of the sale upset several downtown …

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“Citizen Reporting” creates a new normal

Out numbered

Early this morning, local Conway area resident, Shannon Cain, posted her concerns about downtown Myrtle Beach in a Facebook group. The post was viewed by 1,700 locals in just a few hours. See Shannon’s post on FB <here> DISRUPTIVE Shannon is just one of 330,000 Horry County residents sharing news …

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Years Lived 1969 – 2019

Myrtle Beach

Highlights of an era that transformed everything America, the Baby Boomer generation. On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Just one month later, …

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Lindsey Graham sponsors gun control proposal

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

After Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune made a call for tightening gun ordinances in the City of Myrtle Beach, now Senator Lindsey Graham has announced he is sponsoring his own gun control Federal legislation. A bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following …

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S.C. may finally get justice on John Hardee

Commissioner John N. Hardee

The Feds refused to indict powerful S.C. Senator Hugh Leatherman’s son-in-law, John Hardee. However, Hardee, a former South Carolina transportation commissioner could face new charges in state court.  Hardee served two stints on the Department of Transportation Commission from 1998 to 2007 and from 2014 to 2018. Facts that emerged in …

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Mayor makes shootings a local issue

Brenda Bethune

MyrtleBeachSC news largely covers only local and state issues. Last night, however, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune appeared on local TV 15 news. Her comments concerning passing new local gun control laws made the recent mass shootings a Myrtle Beach issue, with powerful reactions across social media from locals of …

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