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Myrtle Beach Slips While North Myrtle Beach Soars

Editorial – Mande Wilkes While taxes in the City of Myrtle Beach climb ever higher, neighboring North Myrtle Beach just approved a tax decrease.  Whereas the City of Myrtle Beach recently refused business licenses to a church (yes, really), an axe-throwing center, a watersports rental company, and a car wash, North …

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North Myrtle Beach is the Grandstrand’s favorite beach

Why has the City of North Myrtle Beach continually outperformed its neighbors to the South? Is it good government, good community, good business owners, good investments, good luck, or a combination of all of the above? Whatever it is, North Myrtle Beach is unquestionably the best beach along the 60 …

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John Pedersen & city sued for ‘Public smear campaign’

The former Ibiza Club and Natalie’s Bar & Grill have joined in the seemingly unending legal fights against the city of Myrtle Beach over the Superblock, downtown overlay, Karon Mitchell/MBACC, county schools et al. This week’s suit was filed against the city, the Myrtle Beach Downtown Development Corp., David Sebok …

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Two Coastal Cities On Tilt

Tuesday, March 26th witnessed two coastal towns, Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, equally in full tilt. Myrtle Beach City Council authorized the city of Myrtle Beach to go into secret inter-governmental meetings with Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Horry County [among others] over I-73 funding. However, shortly into the …

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Myrtle Beach continues to run Horry County

With today’s city council vote, one of the least transparent cities in America continues its forty year run controlling Horry County. Horry County residents were shocked and dismayed by the vote from County Council last night delaying the termination of a $25 million annual SCDOT contract until Chairman Gardner could …

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