City of NMB puts out press release on County Hospitality Tax

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at


During a Special Called July 2 Meeting, the North Myrtle Beach City Council met in executive session for a detailed legal briefing and strategy discussion on Judge William Seals’ June 21, 2019 Order On Motions For Preliminary Injunction In Relation To Civil Action 2019-CP-26-01732.

This civil action concerns Horry County’s claim it has the right to continue collecting a 1.5% Hospitality Tax in cities across the county. Judge William Seals ruled the county could not collect the tax in the City of Myrtle Beach nor among other similar plaintiffs while the case continues to be tried.

The City of North Myrtle Beach continues to assert with full confidence that it and all other municipalities in Horry County are included and protected equally in Judge Seals’ Order.

The City of North Myrtle Beach is proactively, directly and equally involved in legal activity pertaining to this case.

In addition to the city attorney, several months ago the City retained the Nexsen Pruet law firm, which is actively providing the City with advice on this case.

According to the City of North Myrtle Beach website:

The North Myrtle Beach City Council serves as the governing body for the City of North Myrtle Beach. Consisting of the Mayor and six Council members, each member has one vote. City Council members each serve four-year, staggered terms; three Council seats are elected every two years. Council duties include adopting codes, appropriating funds and adopting annual budgets, levying taxes and issuing bonds, expanding the City’s jurisdiction through annexation, administering public lands, and enacting policies to promote the health, safety, and well-being of the residents of North Myrtle Beach.

Regular Meetings

  • Generally held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month
  • Meetings are at 7PM in City Hall
  • Executive session may be held prior to the meeting

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