Conway perimeter routes may threaten homes, cemetery

Cedric Blain-Spain is worried his family's grave will be in the way of the proposed Conway perimeter road that is designed to funnel traffic from S.C. 378 to U.S. 701. Standing in the cemetery across from Hemingway Chapel in the Sandridge community, he said all of the proposed routes from the South Carolina Department of Transportation will hurt the black community leveling homes and damaging the cemetery. "Tell me where is the value. Tell me where is the love," he said pointing to homes of Myrtle Beach hotel and restaurant workers. "We know this is a tourist area. But, then should the tourist mean more than the everyday citizen that has to make these beds, that have to drive these buses? Should the tourist mean more than somebody that's got to wash the dishes and cook the food in the restaurants for the tourists? Should they have to worry about getting out of their home?" Photo by Janet Morgan/

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