A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Surfside Beach. What seemed to be a controversial decision when town leaders voted for the ban back in January is now a positive and successful decision that will hopefully be just the beginning. Several business owners were opposed to the ban, which is understandable. Change is hard. But, it seems, the transition has been smooth, and the feedback is very positive from customers.
A controversial issue is tackled once again by city leaders: the Tourism Development Fee (TDF). In its first reading today at city council, members agreed that it is necessary to continue for the future growth of the Grand Strand. That is encouraging and, I believe, the right decision.
A big announcement this week that has caused quite a stir…The CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Brad Dean, announced he is leaving the position for a new opportunity. After 15 years of outstanding leadership, it's a hard pill to swallow for many of us in the community.
A fresh start is something many of us look forward to as we head into a new year. It's a time when we set goals for ourselves professionally and personally to make us strive for more and become better in many different ways.
2018 is here and it came in with bitter bite for us! With snow and ice such a rarity for South Carolina, it was a relief to see how everyone paid attention and prepared for the dangerous temperatures along with the freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow. However, what was not great to see were all the criticisms and negative comments about our local meteorologists and their forecasts for the snowfall totals.
City leaders and business owners met recently to discuss what should happen next in downtown Myrtle Beach. The ideas are fantastic, ranging from providing more walkable areas, building upscale housing and shopping areas and of course, reducing crime and increasing safety in the area.
WMBF News is proud to partner, once again, this year with the Salvation Army and its Angel Tree Program. The holidays are such a special time for us to be with friends, family and celebrate all we are thankful for.
The growing pains of the Grand Strand have been focused on Carolina Forest lately…and the solutions are not good. Horry County leaders considered a moratorium on re-zonings in Carolina forest for residential construction projects because the infrastructure is not there to support more traffic.
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The Conway Police Department is has taken on a project that should benefit the entire community. But, they can't do it alone. The department is putting out a survey to find ways to improve their relationship with the community.