Re Air Force Base closure anniversary stories
What was great PR work and advertising for The Market Common doesn’t tell the whole story. The Air Base economy was vital in the winter. When it shut down, it killed businesses on U.S. 17 business and they have never recovered. Take a ride through Myrtle Beach; it’s embarrassing! It looks like a ghost town. Let’s hope The Sun News will continue to steer tourists toward The Market Common and Broadway at the Beach so they won’t see what is left of Myrtle Beach proper.
The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.