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5:10 pm on Friday July 18, 2014

Gunmaker PTR owes Horry County tens of thousands of dollars in late payments

Gun manufacturer PTR owes Horry County months of late payments, according to Horry County officials.Horry County Spokesperson Lisa Bourcier says PTR owes payments from June, July, and the late fees that have accrued.  The total amount owed is $20,...
12:34 pm on Tuesday July 15, 2014

Thomas Ravenel will appear on 'Southern Charm' and run for U.S. Senate at the same time

Monday,  the former South Carolina treasurer, reality TV star and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel presented about 16,500 signatures from registered voters in his bid for U.S. Senate. The seat is currently held by Republican Lindsey Graham.  If the...
10:54 am on Tuesday July 15, 2014

Solicitor’s office going to court to close Myrtle Beach-area strip clubs

Solicitor Jimmy Richardson is seeking to shut down five adult-entertainment nightclubs in Horry County, a move one club owner said likely will backfire economically as this area’s tourism numbers continue to slump. “It’s sad they are going to this...
7:30 am on Thursday July 10, 2014

'Port Royal: Cool. Coastal. Far from Ordinary': The new logo

The new logo and tagline for the Town of Port Royal has been adopted by town council.
10:08 am on Tuesday July 8, 2014

North Myrtle Beach gives initial approval to new adult entertainment regulations

North Myrtle Beach City Council on Monday gave initial approval to an ordinance regulating adult businesses in the city, said city spokesman Pat Dowling. The ordinance follows suit with a similar law that was adopted by Horry County officials last...
5:02 am on Sunday July 6, 2014

Charleston's mayor as the most beloved politician in America?

Frank Bruni on how so many adore Joe Riley.
8:00 am on Thursday July 3, 2014

SC State Rep. proposes to allow casinos in Myrtle Beach to fund road repairs

 A proposal to allow well-regulated, upscale casinos in the Myrtle Beach area and use the tax revenue to fix poor roads and bridges across the state of South Carolina has been suggested. House Minority Leader Representative J. Todd Rutherford (D-...
10:20 am on Friday June 27, 2014

Sanford, former governor and hiking enthusiast, knocks Myrtle Beach workers

In a recent piece published by The State newspaper Mark Sanford, disgraced former South Carolina governor (and some how, current congressmen), decided to slam Myrlte Beach restaurant workers in an attempt to stay relevant and to show how jobless...
9:51 am on Friday June 27, 2014

Pilot program for mobile food trucks gets key approval

via CarolinaLive You won't see mobile food trucks rolling around Horry County anytime soon, but a pilot program to test allowing them to operate in the county is making its way through Horry County government committees [...] The ordinance, as it is...
8:32 am on Thursday June 26, 2014

Myrtle Beach city leaders work on law to put in more cell towers

via WMBF News People who have trouble with cell service in Myrtle Beach are not alone. The Myrtle Beach City Council wants to make a change to make cell phone service more reliable. Council voted unanimously on the first reading of an ordinance that...