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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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GAMBLING ON Sports Tourism

  The City of Myrtle Beach now has a new sports complex.   The complex was built to facilitate a type of tourism that North Myrtle Beach is also hoping to see growth in.    Did you know…  The economic impact from sports tourism in the City of Myrtle Beach totaled …

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Myrtle Beach Heads To The Polls

All American eyes will be on the state of South Carolina,  as republicans in  Myrtle Beach head for the polls. Over 25% of local residents we spoke with at Market Common,  Myrtle Beach’s largest residential community, say they are still undecided as to what candidate they will vote for. Politicians have …

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