I just read with great interest, the section” A day in the life” about Surfside Beach. It was well written, complimentary, justifiably so, and accurate.
I have been coming to the Grand Strand since 1968, now living here for 10 years. I bought a home in Surfside, opened a business here and could not be more satisfied. The recent controversy over the canopy ban [they are not tents] provided me with even more satisfaction when the town’s leader showed the fortitude to stand up to the pressure generated by the ban.
Surfside is “ The Family Beach” and not following in step behind other local governments to ban, validates the nickname. Keep up this good work.
One thing I'm completely dissatisfied with is the lack of reporting by The Sun News. Teddy Rosenthal's April 20 letter, (“Investigation needed into real reason for ban”) brought up the background that should have been investigated and reported by the Sun News in a thorough manner. The first question in my mind is who would benefit the most from the band?
Mr Bill Parker's letter on April 23rd brought up more questions perhaps your paper should investigate and give your readers some answers. The biggest reason for the ban seems to be safety issues that could arise. we could get a paper cut while reading The Sun News. Should our representatives shut you down for safety reasons? Think about it.
The writer lives in Surfside Beach.