Sometimes, when the world outside seems headed in the wrong direction, it is worthwhile to focus on what’s going right in your world.
For those who count their world as Horry County, many such things are worth noting. Here are but a few that have garnered local headlines in the past few weeks:Horry County Police’s new street crime unit
“The beauty of the street crimes unit is that they are not call-responsive,” Lt. Robert Kegler said. “When they were first deployed, they helped solve and stop a rash of armed robberies in the Socastee area.”Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve
That acquisition not only eliminated a large privately held unprotected area amid the preserve, but because it was donated as a wetlands mitigation bank, it means developers or government entities can purchase credits from it so they begin or continue work on projects that impact the environment elsewhere in wetlands-rich Horry County. In this case, it means work could begin on the long-awaited four-laning of Glenns Bay Road, if the proposal receives federal approval.
“Speaking on behalf of the entire Horry County legislative delegation, this is a win for the people of South Carolina and Horry County,” said Rep. Nelson Hardwick, R-Surfside Beach, who chairs the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and was instrumental in swaying the delegation’s vote.Myrtle Beach International Airport
“I think [June’s numbers] are a sign that a turnaround is well underway,” said Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea. “They seem to be recovering this summer ... Things are looking up.”
We know it’s easy to find things to complain about, (we’ve been known to do so once our twice ourselves) but we find that recognizing some of the good things going on in our corner of the world is a much better use of our time.