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Established in 1980 with the launch of our first newspaper, The Horry Independent, is the award-winning local news source. Online, we are a daily news operation. We also publish a series of award-winning weekly newspapers serving various communities in Horry County, South Carolina.

Since 2005, one or more of our newspapers have won weekly General Excellence awards in the South Carolina Press Association annual awards.

Following the Horry Independent's launch on March 25, 1980, we launched our second publication, the Horry County News & Shopper, in 1985. The growth of My Horry News continued in 1999 when we acquired The Loris Scene, which covers news in the Loris, Longs and Green Sea communities in Northern Horry County.

Our news operation continued to see continued growth with the launch of the Carolina Forest Chronicle newspaper on Nov. 1, 2007 and purchase of the Myrtle Beach Herald newspaper in April 2009. Later that year, we launched our newest publication, Visit!, the newspaper for visitors. We also publish the Horry County Business Journal, which is inserted into the Horry Independent, Carolina Forest Chronicle, Loris Scene and Myrtle Beach Herald.

Altogether our print products have a combined circulation of more than 56,000.

Visit! has more than 350 locations and publishes 1 million issues per year. It is distributed to more than 400 hotels and businesses in Horry County, featuring information to help make decisions about where to eat, where to play, and what to do during their vacation. Visit our website at Follow Visit! at on Twitter and at on Facebook.

The newspaper operates a popular website at The website presents itself for the best user experience depending on device, such as mobile and tablet. Other services include text messaging of breaking news and other information. Readers also follow MyHorryNews on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Are Horry County cities putting I-73 in jeopardy?

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach city councils, and Surfside Beach leaders recently gave first reading to ordinances re-allocating hospitality fees and accommodation tax funds, bringing more money into the two cities’ budgets. But it could spell trouble for I-73. In the past the hospital tax and the accommodations taxes were split betweeen the county and the cities and town. Horry County Council previously allocated $25 million annually from these taxes for construction of I-73 from the coast to I-95. If the cities keep those taxes for their own purposes, the project could be in jeopardy. Do you think Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach should keep these taxes for their own infrastructure and tourism promotion instead of funding I-73?

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