Ever want to say something about Atlantic Beach’s latest predicament, but weren’t sure what? Thursday’s editorial offers help:
If Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes were arrested, or Conway Mayor Alys Lawson, or Surfside Beach Mayor Doug Samples, our newsroom would quickly shift into overdrive. Reporters and photographers would be sent to dig up background. Front pages would be redesigned. Sources would be mined for information. Competition would be fierce for every nugget of information. Articles and editorials already in the works would be moved to the back burner to fit in news and commentary on the arrest.
When Atlantic Beach Mayor Retha Pierce was arrested – again – this past week, the reaction around here was a bit more muted. Rather than “Oh my God!” it was more of an “Oh, her again?”