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Myrtle Beach History Changes On The 8s. 1918 to 2018

Bethune Era

In 1918, the Woodside brothers began their first discussions of building a prominent oceanfront hotel, with horse stables and a world class golf course in what would become Myrtle Beach.  The country club is historically associated with an important period in Myrtle Beach history – the tenure of John T. …

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Apologies To John Rhodes

Apologies John Rhodes

Last year,  about this time,  I was covering a story on Natalia’s Bar and Grill. The business owner, Natalie Litsey, was being wrongfully shut down by the city of Myrtle Beach as the city wanted to purchase the entire Super Block for reasons still not fully explained. I promised her …

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Huggins Out At WPDE TV 15

Billy Huggins

Employees of WPDE ABC TV 15 were notified internally that long time station manager, Billy Huggins, will be parting with the station at the end of this month. The TV station is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting. Sinclair is among the largest broadcasting corporations in America.  Sinclair Broadcasting is currently involved …

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MBACC TAKES ON CONSERVATIONISTS

I 73 Dean

The I-95 Connector To Highway 22, needed to complete the S.C. I-73 project, will cost taxpayers $2.4 billion.  The tax funds are currently not available. Please Turn Volume Button On To Hear Video MBACC’s VIDEO MAKES CLAIMS ABOUT I-73.  Locals Say Jobs Claims Unlikely. Congestion Issues Not Likely Solved By …

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Councilman Jeffcoat Denies Eminent Domain Issued

Mary Jeffcoat

Myrtle Beach business owner, Andrew Paulussen, asked Myrtle Beach City Council to rescind the Eminent Domain order that city council commissioned City Manager John Pedersen with for use in purchasing his property last February 28th. _______________________________________________________________________ CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH REGULAR AGENDA FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Motion M2017-33 to authorize the City Manager and …

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Chamber Of Commerce Key Issue In Governor’s Race

MBACC CIRCULAR FUNDING

At Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce sponsored business community Governor’s Forum, held in Kiawah Island, four of the six 2018 candidates for South Carolina governor discussed issues including taxes, workforce issues, health care, education, and Chamber of Commerce related PAC campaign funding. Charleston businessman, and candidate in the S.C. Governor’s race,  Phil …

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NMB TOURIST TAX REFERENDUM NOT LIKELY SUPPORTED BY MBACC

NMB City Hall

Yesterday, North Myrtle Beach City Council passed a resolution calling for a public referendum regarding the imposition of a Local Option Tourism Development Fee. The public referendum is set for March 6, 2018. All of the city’s registered voters may participate in the referendum. The majority vote will prevail.   Discussion of …

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Chambers Of Commerce Lose Resident Trust And Support

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> SKIP HOAGLAND SPEAKS ABOUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE’S POLITICAL CORRUPTION The recent change election in Myrtle Beach highlighted the change in public opinion concerning our local Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and how it stewards over $32 million in …

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