Established | Incorporated in 1968.
Origin of name | Representatives from the city’s four beaches – Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent Beach and Windy Hill – trying to come up with a name decided to take advantage of the Myrtle Beach name at the time, thus North Myrtle Beach.
What’s grand about it | Water- and beach-related activities, golf, shagging, miniature golf, fishing tournaments, Alabama Theater, Alligator Adventure, and dining and shopping venues such as Barefoot Landing and Main Street.
Major events | Mayfest on Main, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Divas Half Marathon, Irish-Italian International Festival.
Major employers | Wal-Mart, City of North Myrtle Beach, hotels/resorts, restaurants.
What’s new | An expanded amusement park is now available along Ocean Boulevard near Main Street. A new sports complex is under way that will also include a water park.
Property tax rate | 38 mills.
Numbers to know
City Hall | 1018 Second Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-280-5555
Mayor | Marilyn Hatley, 4624 Eyerly St., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-280-8878, 843-272-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor pro tem | Terry White (Ocean Drive), 1021 Belle Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-272-6115, 843-272-3323 or email@example.com
Councilmember | Bob Cavanaugh (at-large), 1233 Pine Valley Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-280-4930, 843-249-1712 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember | Hank Thomas (at-large), 804 Tilson Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-249-9236, 843-249-2100 or hank .email@example.com
Councilmember | Fred Coyne (Cherry Grove), 1600 James Island Ave., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-458-1698 or Fred@westbridgehomes.com
Councilmember | Greg Duckworth (Windy Hill), 2412 Watson Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-902-8050 or GDuckMan@aol.com
Councilmember | J.O. Baldwin III (Crescent Beach), 400 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; 843-272-5853, 843-458-0931 or firstname.lastname@example.org