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Myrtle Beach Slips While North Myrtle Beach Soars

Editorial – Mande Wilkes While taxes in the City of Myrtle Beach climb ever higher, neighboring North Myrtle Beach just approved a tax decrease.  Whereas the City of Myrtle Beach recently refused business licenses to a church (yes, really), an axe-throwing center, a watersports rental company, and a car wash, North …

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North Myrtle Beach is the Grandstrand’s favorite beach

Why has the City of North Myrtle Beach continually outperformed its neighbors to the South? Is it good government, good community, good business owners, good investments, good luck, or a combination of all of the above? Whatever it is, North Myrtle Beach is unquestionably the best beach along the 60 …

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North Myrtle Beach Rated Among Safest Cities In SC

North Myrtle Beach

The City Of North Myrtle Beach continues to lead the Grand Strand. The city was ranked number 7 by Alarms.org as one of the safest cities in the state of South Carolina. The report included more than 7,600 cities across the state and reviewed the most recent FBI crime report statistics. Charleston …

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2018 Local Year In Review

The crushing political defeats of Mark Lazarus, Greg Duckworth, and the Tourist Tax in North Myrtle Beach would likely lead in a normal year,  however 2018 was not normal by any means.  The biggest news story of 2018 was the departure of Brad Dean, C.E.O. of the Myrtle Beach Area …

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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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Flooded Homes Versus I-73 Politics

The waters continued to rise in Socastee, Bucksport, Longs, Conway, Nichols, and other local areas yesterday.  President Trump arrived on the scene in Conway, S.C.  It was clear he was here for those residents who are forced to evacuate their homes. However, at the press conference put on in Conway,  …

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