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6:20 am on Saturday June 21, 2014

Myrtle Beach raises property taxes to hire ten new police officers

In a little more than one week, property owners in Myrtle Beach will be shelling out more money so the city can hire 10 new police officers.
12:45 am on Tuesday June 17, 2014

Myrtle Beach approves far-reaching gay rights protections

With little fanfare, the city of Myrtle Beach last week became a leader in gay and lesbian rights in South Carolina. The city council passed a resolution adding new language to its human rights ordinance at its June 14 meeting, and gay rights...
9:43 am on Friday June 13, 2014

Plans on hold for Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Center

City leaders are willing to spend $200,000 to update drawings and plans for the proposed Performing Arts Center, but it could be four years before the center opens.
8:30 am on Thursday June 12, 2014

BuzzFeed: 'How The Worst Political State In The Country Ruined The Republican Party’s Best Hope'

via BuzzFeed "Nikki Haley was once seen as the GOP’s brightest rising star — then she got sucked into her home state’s notorious political cesspool. Can she escape before 2016?" Does Haley have a chance to be the GOP's next VP or Presidential...
3:36 pm on Wednesday June 11, 2014

Most of coastal SC has state's highest concentration of low wage workers

A study by Oxfam America, a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice, is highlighting the countries many pockets of where low wage workers live. And unsurprisingly, the south is one of the biggest areas for...
12:11 am on Wednesday June 11, 2014

Haley signs texting ban, SC becomes 49th state to outlaw texting while driving

Gov. Nikki Haley signed a statewide ban on texting while driving Monday. Under the ban, drivers who violate the law would not receive penalty points, but would face fines starting at $25. The use of GPS navigators and texting to summon emergency...
3:00 am on Monday June 9, 2014

Tally: 186 bikes confiscated

A King Street program has confiscated 186 bikes since November, at $45 a pop that's $8,370 in impound fees.
8:01 am on Friday June 6, 2014

Haley signs bill allowing cannabis oil for epilepsy

A bill allowing an extract from the marijuana plant for medicinal purposes has been signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley.
3:31 pm on Thursday June 5, 2014

Haley signs bill lifting election day ban on alcohol

via CarolinaLive: South Carolina was the only remaining state to ban Election Day sales of alcohol outright, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Might be the best day to need a drink...
9:04 am on Thursday June 5, 2014

Myrtle Beach council exploring ways to fund performing arts center without raising taxes

Myrtle Beach City Council members on Tuesday discussed options to move forward with the construction of a proposed performing arts center that would not require them to raise taxes. Almost 54 percent of city voters in November supported a referendum...