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HEALTH DEPARTMENT: SWIMMING NOT ADVISED IN MYRTLE BEACH

HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES NO SWIM ADVISORY UPDATE JUNE 7th: LOCAL CBS NEWS COVERS NO SWIM ADVISORY ISSUES UPDATE JULY 20th:  DOWNTOWN AREA TESTS 40 TIMES TOO HIGH FOR  SAFE SWIMMING BACTERIA LEVELS The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control  (DHEC) has put out a Swimming Not Advised  (no swim advisory) alert for …

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Residents Angered By High Bacteria Levels On Beaches

Residents Angered Market Common The NRDC has put out a new KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Ocean Water Quality rating system to inform tourists and residents concerning beaches in America. Myrtle Beach’s water quality currently gets a (YELLOW)  unacceptable rating from the NRDC. CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE TO SEE THE NRDC CURRENT BEACH RATINGS …

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Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Uncovers Issues

What do I-73, Myrtle Beach Ocean Water Quality, A National Environmentalist, a Beaufort Senator, The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Myrtle Beach City Government, Horry County Government, Chinese Investors, Myrtle Beach Corporations, and Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment all have in common?   Turns out,  a lot. As we reported this week, …

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CRIME STORIES: City Addresses Citizens About Crime

 FACT:  Neighborhood Scout ranks Myrtle Beach as the 17th most dangerous city in America. On Tuesday,  Myrtle Beach local Bennie Swans addressed Myrtle Beach City Council concerning crime in Myrtle Beach and in his neighborhood in particular. In a well prepared and well rehearsed manner,  John Pedersen,  City Manager Myrtle Beach, responded on behalf …

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Myrtle Beach Ocean Water Quality: Code Yellow

The highly regarded Smithsonian Magazine has now teamed up with the Natural Resources Defense Council in rating the quality of all beaches across America.   The NRDC tests beaches ongoing to determine if high levels of bacteria exist in the beach water on the beachfront.   On the map below:  Green means good …

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Downtown Redevelopment – Merchants Expect New Tax Announced

Most small business owners we spoke with are concerned that the city will use the leverage of oceanfront hotels (property managers) to force the tax upon them.   Reports are that a tax increase for landowners will be announced at a meeting called by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation this …

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