Thankfully, cooperation has improved over the past couple of decades between Myrtle Beach and Horry County, as Sunday’s editorial notes:
The Sun News editorial on March 28, 1993, three days before the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base’s closure:
There will be a finality to the Wednesday afternoon ceremony that no one wanted or expected, or was prepared to encounter. It happened, however, and we must deal with the future, even as we remember with fondness the past.
There is, of course, hope for the future amid the bickering of the civilians left to struggle with what happens next. The three competing plans for redevelopment have left the community without the voice of unity it desperately needs.