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Elected Leaders Stress Need For Domestic Shelter

Tom RIce

U.S. Congressman Tom Rice, North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley, and Horry County Councilman Dennis Disabato joined local leader Fred Nesta on Saturday stressing the dire need for an Horry County Domestic Violence Shelter.  The county currently has none. Congressman Rice states that South Carolina currently rates sixth in the nation …

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Surfside Beach Planning And Zoning Sues City

In court records filed Tuesday in the 15th Circuit Court, the Surfside Beach Planning and Zoning Commission has sued the city of Surfside Beach over the newly approved “E” District.  The suit focuses on a last minute attachment to the ordinance approved by City Council on Tuesday, October 9th.  The …

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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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