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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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LAWYER’S MEMO AND TIMELINE ON COUNTY EXTORTION

A memo sent out by Horry County Attorney Arrigo Carotti, at the demands of Horry County Administrator, Chris Eldridge, is now creating problems for those two legally. The memo is also creating problems in the media for the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation. Eldridge and former Horry County Council Chairman, …

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Imagine The Horry County You Moved Here For

Horry County has always been the fertile soil of hometown dreams.  Ancient Oaks Line The Streets Of Conway, S.C. Rural country communities and burgeoning beach towns all had one thing in common, neighbors could count on neighbors. Neighbors Looked After Neighbors Country Store Where My Grandparents Bought Seeds For Planting …

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Merchants Unite To Sue Mayor, Council Members, And City

MB City Council Sued

A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court yesterday on behalf of a group of ten current Myrtle Beach merchants who each operate businesses inside the city limits. The lawsuit was filed under the 1983 Civil Rights Act.  Mayor Brenda Bethune, City Councilman Phil Render, City Councilman Mike Chestnut, City Councilwoman …

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