Tuesday’s main editorial offers some words in honor of Myrtle Beach’s 75th birthday:
Happy Birthday, Myrtle.
The city turns 75 on this morning, an august age for anybody.
Granted, in Conway’s ancient eyes – the river city’s 279 years old this year – Myrtle Beach is likely still an upstart pipsqueak. But 75 is nothing to scoff at. Surfside Beach has another 26 years before it reaches that milestone. North Myrtle Beach is 30 years away. And other fast-growing communities such as Socastee, Little River or Carolina Forest have yet to even become a municipality.