Fantasyland has arrived in Myrtle Beach.
No, it’s not a new attraction or theme park.
It’s the attitude and atmosphere that surrounds the biennial Myrtle Beach city elections.
Mayor John Rhodes (who is not up for reelection until 2017) stepped into the middle of this year’s election rhetoric a couple of nights ago at a Neighborhood Watch meeting at Market Common.
According to numerous sources at the meeting, Rhodes attacked non-incumbents running for the three city council seats in this year’s election cycle by claiming the challengers were lying to voters.
Rhodes said these challenger candidates were misleading citizens by claiming crime is an increasing problem in the city and using independent rating reports to substantiate their claims.
Rhodes referred to a city generated report which, reportedly, said crime is the lowest it’s been in the city since the city began keeping statistics 20 years ago.
According to Rhodes, crime in Myrtle Beach is at a 20-year low!