Every so often, I read the news to see what’s happening in Myrtle Beach to remind myself why I sold my second-home in the area three years ago: shootings, murders, car jackings, robberies, bodies found along the roads, armed guards in the schools.
It makes my eyes bleed just to read it.
The solution, as your elected officials and business community see it, is to build more and get as many bodies as possible in your hotels, dead or alive, then raise taxes in a veiled attempt to maintain some semblance of order, which by the way, has failed.
And then there’s your mayor, John Rhodes. Every time I read something from him, I’m reminded of the scene from “Jaws” when Mayor Vaughn says, “It’s a beautiful day; the beaches are open and people are having a wonderful time” while ignoring the shark circling in the surf.
Never miss a local story.
Gary Murdock, Orwell, Vermont