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Top 20 Myrtle Beach Stories 2016

Mass Murders and Beach Bacteria Were Among the Top 20 Myrtle Beach Stories 2016

Happy 2017.  Let’s hope Myrtle Beach fairs better this year.  In 2016,  Myrtle Beach stories included a viral 78-year-old woman murdered at a popular shopping mall and beach water pollution that caused 63 reported illnesses in July.

While each of those stories combined garnered over 13 million views,  below are a few of the other top stories in Myrtle Beach 2016.

January 8th:   78 year-old-woman shot to death waiting on her daughter at Myrtle Beach Mall.

February:  Mayor Rhodes Promises $100 Million Additional Chinese Investment,  Deal Never Happens

WKBN China

February: Chinese Ponzi Scheme Embarrasses Mayor and Chamber

March:  Myrtle Beach Marathon was a great success.

March:  Health Department Warns of High Levels Of Bacteria on Beaches

Chamber of Commerce Fake News

March/April:  Myrtle Beach Area Chamber puts out Fake News Story on Beach Pollution

May:  Black Bike Week Visitors Consider 2017 Boycott,  then change their minds

June:  Governor Haley Vetoes Myrtle Beach Tourist Tax,  General Assembly Overrides Veto

Country Music Festival

JUNE: Country Music Fest Is A Big Hit

 

JULY:  Mayor Rhodes And City Council Upset Local Residents Over New Downtown Parking Fees

Ocean Bacteria Sick Child

JULY/AUGUST:   DHEC REPORTS ONGOING WATER BACTERIA 40 TIMES ABOVE SAFE

JULY:  SICK CHILD SENT TO EMERGENCY ROOM AFTER SWIMMING IN POLLUTED WATERS

July:  5 Drown Under The Watch Of Noncertified Life Guards, Agency Says Myrtle Beach Unsafe

AUGUST:   Heroin Epidemic Kills Up To Two Locals Every Week  

October:  Hurricane Matthew Roars Through Myrtle Beach

November:  LOCAL MEDIA CAUGHT PAYING KICKBACKS TO MYRTLE BEACH CHAMBER

December: Mass Murders Cause City Manager To Close Entire City Block, Enforce Curfews

Jim Merrill Brad Dean Money Laundering

December:   Solicitor David Pascoe Opens Investigation Into Myrtle Beach Chamber Money Laundering & Local Media Kickbacks

Happy New Year to all.  Let’s see if 2017 can turn out to be a better year for both locals and tourists.

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About David Hucks

Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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