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EDC Board Membership Creates Issues For Eldridge And Council

In a letter sent to all members of Horry County Council, County Administrator Chris Eldridge pleads for continuing in his job, stating ‘I have done nothing wrong’. “I will not have my integrity attacked without means of defense in public,” Eldridge wrote. “I should add that this effort appears to …

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County Bureaucrats Defiant At Council Meeting

A defiant and embattled Horry County Attorney Arrigo Carotti addressed County Council today firing a shot at incoming Chairman Johnny Gardner. “I would advise the County Council Chairman not to act in any way that might be perceived as a conflict of interest,” said Carotti. Carotti and Horry County Administrator …

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How A Penny Tax Killed Myrtle Beach

The Penny Tax: America was founded demanding liberty from just this type of tax. Horry County Council, Myrtle Beach City Council, and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce [MBACC] have each extolled the virtues of the penny tax in paying for items like roads and advertising. One example, the …

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City Manager Belittles Residents Online

Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen finished the year by continuing to spar with local residents online. In a bizarre thread that MyrtleBeachSC news first covered on December 30th, the city manager has since belittled, mocked and participated in what can only be called an un-professional dialogue on social. Pedersen …

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MOST LEGALLY PURSUED CITY MANAGER TAKES TO FACEBOOK

2018 state-wide court filings show that the City of Myrtle Beach is the most sued city government in the state (for any city of its size). A large portion of those legal challenges were filed by the city’s own merchants. Horry County Council cut off funding for the city managed …

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