Our lawyers reached out to our news team today to inform us that the closure of Colony Road was not intended in any way to harm Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner’s re-election run.
While election results show Gardner lost Deerfield 3 t0 1, Mike Couture of Myrtle Beach Realty informed us via email his efforts were not intended to tip the scale in Lazarus’ favor.
Our article mentioned residents who informed us they were told if you want Colony Drive re-opened Vote Mark Lazarus. While this is true, we were not clear on who made those statements.
These statements were not made by Myrtle Beach Realty nor Mr. Couture. These statements were made by a person associated with Horry County Government.
We apologize to Mr. Couture for not being clearer in our initial article.