'Elmer Fudd' lawsuit dismissed

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Charles D. Perry, The Herald

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The hunt for Elmer Fudd is over.

On Friday, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce dismissed its lawsuit against "Fudd," the screen name of an unidentified commenter who posted critical — and inaccurate — messages on the Sun News website.

Some of those messages prompted the chamber to file a defamation lawsuit against Fudd last year. The case was dismissed without prejudice on Friday, according to court documents, but the records don't say why.

No one has ever publicly admitted to being Fudd, though his messages have been linked to former Myrtle Beach mayor Mark McBride, who unsuccessfully ran for his old job last fall and criticized the chamber during his campaign.

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