ABOUT MYRTLEBEACHSC.com and lead journalist David Hucks
Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of residents of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.and like most of his family, has never left the area.
His great ancestor Able Hucks moved to Conway, S.C. in 1767. There are over 5,000 Hucks living in the area today.
MyrtleBeachSC.com is the only locally owned major media news organization in Horry County. It features unbiased, uncensored, honest news.
MyrtleBeachSC.com periodically features online streaming 2 minute maximum length videos on its site and across all news channels. These Myrtle Beach Minute videos are produced featuring topics of interest for local residents and for tourists who simply want to be informed about our area.
Unlike all other major media in the area, MyrtleBeachSC.com does not accept any funds from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. We believe this allows us to report with integrity on the county government, city government, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The controversial 1% tourism tax charged to all tourists who visit Myrtle Beach and to residents, has been an ongoing journalistic issue concerning city council providing 80% of the tax to the chamber. All of our major competitors receive funds from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber in the millions. Many locals and tourists believe that taking such funds causes conflicts for media. When covering issues regarding the city, county, or chamber, those funds can become problematic. MyrtleBeachSC.com promises to never take such funds. We continue to be the only responsible media voice for locals and tourists in regards to that conflict of interest.
MyrtleBeachSC.com writes entirely for tourists and residents of the local city and county. We do not represent nor write cover copy for local governments nor local corporations.
MyrtleBeachSC.com believes in clean beaches, free beach access and parking, small business rights, individual resident’s rights, minimizing taxes, and holding local governments accountable.