Horry County Voting Updates

By V. Susan Hutchinson The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across South Carolina. Safety concerns are on the minds of registered voters who want to vote in the June Primary and the November General Election. Absentee Voting Update The state of South Carolina recently announced a new eligibility requirement to vote In-Person and Mail-In Absentee, […]

COVID 19 Pandemic: Providing a Helping Hand

Above Photo: Jennifer and Hannah Mullen, of the Horry County Citizen’s Crisis Response Facebook group, which helps provide groceries, meals, and assistance to people in need. By Andrew Pauly There is no question of the trying times caused by COVID-19-related business shutdowns, at least temporarily leaving many without a paycheck and the financial means to […]

Harrison Vows Fight Against Voter Suppression

Above Photo: Jamie Harrison speaks at Big Mike’s Soul Food Restaurant in Myrtle Beach  –  before the coronavirus struck. By Bob Gatty South Carolina’s Democratic US Senate candidate, Jamie Harrison, pledged to fight for legislation making voter suppression a federal crime if he is elected to succeed Sen. Lindsey Graham in November. Harrison kicked off […]

Black Deaths and COVID-19: Why ‘Essential Workers’ are Dying

By Stacy Fitzgerald There’s a saying in America that goes like this: when white America catches a cold, black America gets the flu. What that means is that any adverse impact on white Americans is bound to be more devastating to blacks. This is certainly the coronavirus pandemic. Despite being just 13 percent of America’s […]

Words Matter

by Scott Johnson Every presidential term has words and catchphrases associated with it. One of Bill Clinton’s was “it’s the economy, stupid.” John F. Kennedy’s positive inaugural address had the line “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” In Trump’s short inaugural address, beginning with the seventh sentence […]

Learn About Your Primary Election Candidates

Here’s your opportunity to learn about the Democratic candidates for office who are competing in the June 9 South Carolina Primary Election. Tune in to these online Candidate-Voter Forums sponsored by the Horry County Democratic Party and the Young Democrats of Horry County. Participate via Zoom, either video or phone, or by Facebook Live. Attendees […]

CoronaVoting Part II: Absentee Voting

By Steve Hamelman This is the second of two articles explaining the basics of the registration process and voting options available to South Carolinians, with a focus on voters in Horry County. The first purpose of these two articles is to distill information from the main resource for voters in South Carolina—the South Carolina Election […]

Legislative and Issue Update

By David Higham HORRY COUNTY GOVERNMENT / LOCAL ISSUES Local Cases and Deaths: As of April 23, coronavirus cases (COVID-19) in Horry County has reached at least 190, with 1,357 possible cases in the county, according to the state health department. There have been 12 area deaths due to the virus. (Myrtle Beach Online 4/23/20) […]

CoronaVoting Part 1: Registration and Locations

Editors Note: The deadline to register for the June 9 Primary Election is May 9. By Steve Hamelman Safe Voting Exists If you’re reading this, you’re probably a Democrat. If you’re a Democrat, you’d like to see the defeat, through fair elections, of President Donald Trump, Senator Lindsay Graham, and other Republicans responsible for nearly […]