I saw a Facebook post by former Myrtle Beach mayor Mark McBride yesterday that highlights why the city will continue its downward slide.
During the recent Myrtle Beach City Council elections, McBride was targeted by a third party group with hit pieces to keep him from being elected.
The Myrtle Beach Mafia was successful in its attempt to keep McBride from gaining a seat on city council.
The problem is the message was false, as is normal with hit pieces on a candidate. One said “Mark McBride is back and preying on voters.”
Actually, it’s the Myrtle Beach Mafia that preys on voters, at least those in the south end of the city.
During the campaign when challengers for city council seats were talking about rising crime in the city, Mayor John Rhodes donned his rose colored glasses and looked north to claim that crime was at its lowest level in 20 years.
It probably is in the Dunes Club and Pine Lakes areas. The south end is a different story.
McBride quoted some crime statistics collected by neighborhoodscout.com, which is really a real estate resource website to help those searching for homes.