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Historic Day In SC

In what was an emotionally charged ceremony,  the Confederate Flag was taken down for the last time from the state house grounds in Columbia, South Carolina today. While some saw the flag as a symbol of heritage,  others viewed that heritage as one of slavery and a symbol of oppression. The …

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Chamber of Commerce Attacks Small Business

  “In a pre-calculated measure by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber, this lawsuit victory now completely opens the door for the company registered by Brittain with an almost exact and identical state trademark to now go on the federal register and  leverage that unchallenged trademark so as to gain greater control of hotel marketing nationally.” …

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Traditions – Scott Lemons

Now that Summer is at peak,  I can’t help but thank God for the traditions we celebrate in America. July 4th is a time for watermelon on the beach,  burgers by the shore, and family near. I hope each of you the same blessed time together that my family will enjoy …

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Faith In Our Time

  Recent news reports have circulated about the decline of Americans who believe in God.  A recent pew research poll found only 70% of Americans listing themselves as Christian.  That number is down 3 points from just a few years ago.  Younger Americans are especially abandoning the traditional faith of their parents. …

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Summer Visitors Expected Down By 800,000

Tourism Industry forecasters are now predicting Summer vacationers to Myrtle Beach may be down by as many as 800,000 visitors.   This will mark the first large drop by this many visitors to Myrtle Beach since the 1970s.   Jimmy Carter was in office the last time Myrtle Beach saw …

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Collusion In Myrtle Beach

Tourist Tax

In 2015, as we approach the Summer of year six of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s 1% tourist tax initiative,  I believe this is a great moment to pause and determine how effective the tax has been over its lifespan.  For the record, we did not speak with …

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