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Study: Myrtle Beach economy hardest hit in nation

Myrtle Beach

Ecommerce website Volusion ranks the City of Myrtle Beach the number one midsized metro cities in America in a report of cities with the most impacted workforces during coronavirus. Retail, leisure, and hospitality accounts for 42.7% of all workers in Myrtle Beach. Writes volusion: Overall, the share of workers in …

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The real reason Myrtle Beach can’t open today

Myrtle Beach Police

Just a little over an hour after S.C. Governor Henry McMaster delegated the opening of beaches to city mayors throughout the state, the City of Myrtle Beach put out notice it would remain closed. While the City of North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Pawleys Island, and the unincorporated areas that …

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Ken Richardson supports local candidates

Terry Fowler

One of the most respected and loved public officials in Horry County is supporting local candidates. Ken Richardson, Horry County School Board Chairman, lives on the Waccamaw River. Richardson is helping local candidates by placing yard signs at his home at Cypress Knee Plantation. Boaters, who travel the river on …

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S.C. District 33 Race Likely A Run-Off

Carter Smith

The race for South Carolina Senate District 33 is likely headed for a run-off based on internals MyrtleBeachSC News saw this past weekend. A group out of Charleston, S.C. conducted an unofficial and non scientific poll asking 1,000 random likely voters in District 33, IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY, …

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North Myrtle Beach furloughs 186 employees

North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer, Pat Dowling, informed MyrtleBeachSC News that furloughs are necessary for some town employees due to the coronavirus. Wrote Dowling, ““Furlough” is an unpaid leave of absence, and implies this is a temporary arrangement. Hopefully, all furloughed employees will one day be able to return …

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Wednesday Watercooler April 15th

Watercooler

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY: Dave and David (MyrtleBeachSC.com) are ON-SITE at a Conway furniture store that is closed and considered “non-essential” under Gov. McMaster’s executive order. However, big box stores, pet groomers, vape shops, adult novelty stores and even the elite country club where Henry was a member for years is open …

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