Horry County, conservationists have ‘good’ meeting on International Drive

Horry County and environmental officials are calling Thursday's meeting about International Drive a good one and vow to meet later this month in enough time to avoid a potentially long court battle.

“It was a positive meeting and I think we were able to give them a better understanding of the necessity of International Drive and the demands from our constituents,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman of the Horry County Council, who met with the South Carolina Environmental Law Project and the Coastal Conservation League. Lazarus was joined by state Rep. Mike Ryhal, and councilmen Jody Prince and Johnny Vaught.