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Leaders Ponder Slow Season & Tourist Taxes

Slow Beach day

  Local merchants, including those at the downtown Walmart,  told us business slower than normal first week of Summer 2016. Tourism lobby nervous about Summer 2016  numbers. On Friday,  Mayor John Rhodes spoke publicly  about a new $300 million tourist tax  city council is scheduled to pass this month by  2/3rds majority vote. …

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TOURIST TAX EXTENDED TO 2029

S.C. Legislators voted today by an almost unanimous override of Governor Haley’s veto on the Tourist Tax.  The vote guaranteed  the tourist tax extended to 2029. There will most likely be no voter referendum on this new tax.  No public discussion nor input from any local citizens were highlighted during …

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City At Odds With MB Night Clubs

Duffys Bar

MB Night Clubs believe City Government May Be Targeting Them. New Law proposed would require doors always unlocked at MB Night Clubs when operating. Last week Myrtle Beach City Council took a first reading on a law that would require MB Night Clubs and bar owners to keep their  doors open to …

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Bacteria Levels In Myrtle Beach: 5 Times Too High

Breakers Testing

Bacteria Levels In Myrtle Beach test 5 times above safe swimming     The most recent May 24th  testing for bacteria levels  in Myrtle Beach showed a 557 near Breakers Resort.   Those results were taken at 24th Avenue North. This oceanfront location is just  3 blocks from Breakers Resort Hotel. …

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City Leaders Vow: MYRTLE BEACH TOURIST TAX WILL CONTINUE

Tourist Tax

LEADERS PLEDGE THAT THEY WILL — — — USE ALL MEANS NECESSARY TO SEE THAT TOURISTS AND LOCALS CONTINUE TO BE TAXED. Leaders Say They Will Work To Ensure The Myrtle Beach Tourist Tax Continues Through 2029 On Friday,  S.C. Governor Nikki Haley  vetoed an extension of the Myrtle Beach …

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