January 5, 2013 12:00 AM

Myrtle Beach chamber releases spending report as city notches record summer sales tax numbers

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce spent more than $200,000 in public money on a sand sculpture resembling President Barack Obama and other events promoting this area during last summer’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. – part of a $7.9 million quarterly marketing effort using money from this city’s 1 percent sales tax for tourism promotion.

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