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Myrtle Beach Residents Sue City, Horry County, And MBACC Over Millions In Misspent Funds

In a lawsuit filed this afternoon,  Myrtle Beach city resident Karon Mitchell and a host of yet other un-named city residents have filed suit against the City Of Myrtle Beach, Horry County, and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce concerning millions of dollars spent by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce among employees with fake business addresses while operating suspicious organizations. (according to the complaint)

The complaint singles out over $60 million paid to Bill Rosenthal, a former Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce employee, who opened a business called Visibility and Conversions after the TDF was initially passed in 2009.  Pictures taken by the group show that Rosenthal’s long standing office has been located in a storage building rented near Tanger Outlets.

Rosenthal Office
Office Location Of Visibility and Conversions

Neverly Graham – Facebook Photo

Other businesses singled out by the city resident complaint include Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce employee Ms. Nevely Graham.  According to the complaint, Ms. Graham is listed by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber as the “Visitors’ Service Manager” for MBACC.  Ms. Graham is also listed with the State of S.C. as the owner of Com-Connect, LLC, with a business office located at 1256 Dog Bluff Road.  The legal complaint reads as below:

Com-Connect’s Business Is Listed As Located Here. This actually is a home near Gallivants Ferry, S.C.



The home at 141 Palladium Drive was formerly owned by this man’s father.

Current renter says she never has heard of Visual Destinations.


Nora Hembree Battle is also an employee and agent of MBACC.  Her father, Senator Greg Hembree, is a well known local attorney and the District 28 Senator for S.C.  According to the complaint, her business listed address is also a home located in Conway, S.C.

MyrtleBeachSC.com has previously written about the Tim McGinnis/Miller Direct controversy last October.  Miller Direct operates out of a Post Office Box In Rock Hill, S.C.




About David Hucks

Born in 1961, David 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 MyrtleBeachSC.com

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