Subdivision plans sparks controversy

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Plans for a new subdivision at the site of a former proposed sand mine has some residents concerned.

"I'm kind of shocked honestly," said Tony McDonald, president of the Carolina Forest Civic Association. "I thought we would put this sand mine issue behind us."

Horry County Councilman Marion Foxworth noted, "I believe the long range plans are for a subdivision very similar to what's already in that area."

Foxworth said that he's not worried about the possibility of a sand mine being developed because of a lack of raw materials that are available in the area. The Carolina Forest Civic Association said that they are looking into the issue and hope to have a meeting scheduled for early next week.

Attempts to contact some of the developers in the area were not returned as of Wednesday night.

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