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Surfside Beach will elect a new mayor on Nov. 5th

Surfside Beach Town Hall

On November 5, 2019, Surfside Beach will be electing a new mayor. After a season of ongoing, high profile, front page, negative news articles about the town, current Mayor Bob Childs chose not to run for re-election. Resident concerns take center stage Recently, the relationship between Mayor Childs and Surfside …

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County Council drops gun discharge ban ordinance

Chad Caton

Horry County Council witnessed one contentious resident escorted out of chambers by county police last night as issues stirred around a controversial gun discharge ban ordinance. The ordinance was drafted by Horry County Councilman Dennis DeSibato. “I’m Fired Up” broadcaster Chad Caton spoke, asking Horry County Council to please respect …

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Conservation luncheon to honor William Holiday


Annual Green Tie Luncheon Honors Legislators, Influential South Carolinian Conservationists COLUMBIA, S.C. – Conservation Voters of South Carolina will host its 11th annual Green Tie Luncheon September 18, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Historic 701 Whaley. This year’s House Conservation Leadership honorees are …

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Bernie Sanders “Free” promises hit similar tone as city’s

Bernie Sanders

Democratic Socialist Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made his “give us free” pitch in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this afternoon. Promising “free” universal healthcare for all, “free” college tuition, “free” cancellation of all student debt, and “free” campaign financing for anyone running for public office, Sanders spoke in front of a small …

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I 73 – The road no one is willing to pay for

I 73

Horry County Council voted 9-1 today to postpone canceling its contract with the S.C. Department of Transportation until December. Chairman Gardner stated that he expected the City of Myrtle Beach and other municipalities to come to the table with a financial commitment within 90 days or the contract would be …

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Who’s Lying? Vote in our poll

Brenda Bethune

Earlier this week, Mayor Brenda Bethune told residents that the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation (DRC) would be closing. Bethune indicated the organization had not worked. VOTE IN OUR POLL CLICK HERE Facebook.com/SCMyrtleBeach The next day, DRC Board Chairman Chuck Martino said “It was premature to say the DRC would be closing. …

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