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If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you’re probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you’re probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.

At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.

The best part? As local, trusted movers in Myrtle Beach, you won’t have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.

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Convenience is King

Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Myrtle Beach. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Myrtle Beach are willing to do.

Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don’t have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. There’s no job that’s too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there’s no place in the Lowcountry that we won’t go for you.

When we say convenience is king, we mean it.  We’re talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.

When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you’re getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in Myrtle Beach, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.

Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:

Residential Moving

Residential Moving

Along with divorce and the loss of a job, moving is listed as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their lifetime. When you consider the packing, the lifting, the scheduling, and the general disruption that moving can have on your life, it’s easy to understand why.

As the premier moving company in Myrtle Beach, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in Myrtle Beach will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.

In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.

If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.

Whether you’re moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.

Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.

Labor-Only Moving

Labor-Only Moving

Do you already have reliable transportation but still need a team of professional movers to handle your heavy lifting? Strong Men Moving now offers labor-only moving services in Myrtle Beach for both residential and commercial moving projects.

A few benefits of labor-only moving include:

  • Reduce damage – our professional movers in Myrtle Beach will make sure your belongings are properly loaded into your truck, reducing the probability of damaged or broken items.
  • Maximize Space – With years of experience in the moving industry, we have a sixth sense for space-efficient packing and loading. Our strong men will make the most out of your truck’s usable space, which can help reduce trip time and save money on gas.
  • Quicker Moves – A team of Strong Men Moving will almost always be able to load and unload your belongings faster than a group of your friends. It’s nothing personal! With our team of professionals, you can spend less time filling up your truck and more time on getting to your new home or office.
  • Save Money – Using your friends to help you move almost certainly means you will have to compensate them one way or another. Why spend your money on cases of beer and pizza when you can use it for a safer, quicker move?

With our labor-only services, customers can rent their own truck for transportation while our expert movers load and unload heavy, delicate, or fragile items. Labor-only moving saves you time, helps prevent unnecessary injuries, and gives you the freedom to make your own travel arrangements.

Commercial Moving

Commercial Moving

Myrtle Beach and the surrounding metropolitan area is a hot spot for business. Dozens of companies scout Myrtle Beach each year as a new place to call home, where they can broaden their horizons and find new clients. What some businesses do not take into account is the logistics and headaches involved with moving to a new location.

Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Myrtle Beach. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.

In our experience as a commercial moving company in Myrtle Beach, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:

  • Your office furniture, equipment, and supplies packed and secured safely
  • Storage space
  • A detailed, efficient plan of action to ensure an organized move
  • Minimal disruptions to your day-to-day operations

To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.

At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:

  • Pickup and delivery of your office equipment and supplies
  • Loading and unloading office items
  • Packing and unpacking your office supplies
  • Assembly of your office furniture
  • Provide all necessary moving equipment and packing materials

Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.

Refuse Removal and Disposal

Refuse Removal and Disposal

Did you find a bunch of unwanted junk after moving to a new office? Do you have an old, stinky couch taking up room in your basement? Don’t sweat it – we will remove the old junk from your home or office quicker than you can say, “trash it!”

With Strong Men Moving’s refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won’t pick up.

A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Futons
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses

Professional Packing

Professional Packing

If you’re like most average folks living in the U.S., you probably have hundreds of items lying around your house that need to be packed before you can move to a new home. Packing can be a massive source of frustration, especially for busy families and professionals who don’t have the time or patience to pack.

Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in Myrtle Beach, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.

Why hire a moving company in Myrtle Beach like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here’s why most of our clients want us to pack for them:

  • Packing is a tedious, time-consuming chore
  • Professional packing minimizes the risk of injury
  • Professional packing reduces the risk of damaged items
  • Professional packing lets you focus on the more important aspects of moving, like setting up HVAC or internet service

Don’t have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We’re here to help in any way that we can!

Cleanout Services

Cleanout Services

If you have a large-scale cleanout project, we can help with that, too. Our home and commercial cleanout services are great if you need to dispose of a large number of items in a short period of time.

All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we’ll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.

A few common cleanout services in Myrtle Beach include:

  • Estate cleanouts
  • House cleanouts
  • Basement cleanouts
  • Garage cleanouts
  • Foreclosure cleanouts
  • Apartment cleanouts
  • Office cleanouts
  • Commercial space cleanouts
  • Storage space cleanouts

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General Labor Services

Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn’t cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in Myrtle Beach, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.

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About Strong Men Moving

Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Myrtle Beach, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.

Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:

  • Bluffton
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Daniel Island
  • Folly Beach
  • Greenville
  • Hanahan
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Ladson
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Nexton
  • North Charleston
  • Seabrook Island
  • Sullivan’s Island
  • Summerville
  • West Ashley

Do you have questions?

Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however possible. You can reach us via phone at (843) -830-6305 or by email at [email protected].

We hope to hear from you soon!

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How to make life easier for you and your best friend as the world gets back to normal

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Now that many of you are getting the COVID-19 vaccines and returning to offices, daily routines are changing and not just for you. Pets are going through quite a transition as well. Portia Smith just opened a business named Pink Sheep Interiors at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Her best friend Eli gets to tag along at work. "I don’t want to leave him home by himself you know, k...

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Now that many of you are getting the COVID-19 vaccines and returning to offices, daily routines are changing and not just for you.

Pets are going through quite a transition as well.

Portia Smith just opened a business named Pink Sheep Interiors at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.

Her best friend Eli gets to tag along at work.

"I don’t want to leave him home by himself you know, keep me company," said Smith.

His company is one of the reasons she adopted him during the pandemic.

"The house was very, very quiet and very, very clean, and I don’t know if I like that so much," Smith told ABC15 News.

She is not alone. An estimated 11 million households in the U.S. bought or adopted a new pet last year.

With people working from home and kids learning virtually, time slowed down and animal shelters emptied out.

"I think we all had the same idea, we're home and the kids need a pet. Whatever it is, you just need company and so I just decided it was a good time to do it and why not a rescue?" said Smith.

New family pets meant booming business in the pet care industry on the Grand Strand.

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Veterinarians, groomers and retail stores that sell animal supplies are benefiting, as well as dog trainers.

Kristen Askey has owned Sunny Dogs Training Company for 14 years.

"The busiest year was 2020 of all times. I was very surprised," said Askey.

She said pet owners had more time than usual with their animals during the pandemic.

That left them more time to notice and correct bad behaviors.

But now, she's helping her clients with a whole new set of issues as kids are back in schools and employees back in offices.

"Dogs becoming more clingy. You know you're home all the time, this is so great, and when dogs get like that with their owners, they can be much more demanding," Askey told ABC 15 News.

Pet sitters noticing the same problems.

"I have a lot of clients going through this right now and the biggest thing, we actually talked about this during covid, their pets are going to show a lot of separation anxiety because they have been home with them so much," said Mistie Velasco.

As summer vacations are being booked and families reunite after an isolating year, Mistie Velasco's business 3 Cats & A Dog Pet Sitting just started getting busy again.

"I think that it might be due to more and more people are actually getting their covid vaccines, so it makes them feel a little bit more comfortable about going up north to see their family members or that they can actually leave their homes here," said Velasco.

But you leaving your home is a major adjustment for your best friend.

It will take work and time for them to get used to it.

"The dog needs to have a routine no matter what your routine is. They have to have some sort of routine," said Askey.

That means a routine in the morning before you leave and in the evening when you get home.

Experts say the most important thing you can do is make sure your pet is getting exercise every day.

They advise you to keep them stimulated mentally with toys and obedience games.

Also start leaving them for short periods of time so they trust you'll be back.

"Once they understand that you are not going to leave them, you're going to come back and it's all good, then they are pretty consistent with their attitude," said Portia Smith.

Consistency and patience are key.

Though Eli gets to go to work with his mom for now, there will be times when he will have to hang out at home alone.

But, it won't come as a shock, because he and his mom have been training hard and building trust.

In severe cases of separation anxiety, you could get professional help from your vet or take your pet to a doggy day care.

Pet sitters also offer daily or weekly walks for animals whose owners work long hours.

Mailbag: Trying To Improve The QB Depth?

Are the Cowboys satisfied with their current backup options at quarterback, since it doesn't appear they are addressing the position in the draft or free agency? — D. PERRY / DAPHNE, AL Rob: Jeff Driskel did take a free agent visit last Friday, so they're keeping an eye out for more depth. We'll see if a deal materializes. Even if it doesn't, I sort of expect a veteran backup addition at some point. They did the same thing last May with Andy Dalton. That was a pretty unique sit...

Are the Cowboys satisfied with their current backup options at quarterback, since it doesn't appear they are addressing the position in the draft or free agency? — D. PERRY / DAPHNE, AL

Rob: Jeff Driskel did take a free agent visit last Friday, so they're keeping an eye out for more depth. We'll see if a deal materializes. Even if it doesn't, I sort of expect a veteran backup addition at some point. They did the same thing last May with Andy Dalton. That was a pretty unique situation given Dalton's experience, but Driskel does have nine career starts and he played well against the Cowboys (accurate, mobile) back in 2019 as a member of the Lions.

David: I doubt they'd use the word "satisfied," given that they just had Jeff Driskel in for a workout — but there aren't a ton of inspiring options. I think the market was a lot friendlier last year because of the uncertainty with COVID, and what's why you saw guys like Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston sign such cheap deals. People might laugh at me for saying this, but I'd be down to kick the tires on Blake Bortles. You can do a lot worse than a backup QB with 73 career starts.

It seems like almost every draft site had tight end as a big area of need. I personally think we're in pretty good shape there. Obviously Dallas would have looked at Kyle Pitts had he slipped a little, but that didn't happen. But "area of need"? I think this team had much more important areas of need. Am I missing something? — GREG GLOVER / MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Rob: I agree it's not a major need this year. I also saw those "top needs" lists and I just think some in the national media got carried away with the "Kyle Pitts to Dallas" hype. It was always highly unlikely, and if you really watch/cover this team, you know what the real problems were last year. Everything we've heard about Blake Jarwin is that his knee rehab has been on track. And Dalton Schultz showed he can be a starter in this league, too.

David: I don't think you're missing anything, other than that national outlets don't pay close attention. Blake Jarwin will be healthy for 2021, and Dalton Schultz was more than solid in his absence. The front office also signed a solid replacement for Blake Bell in Jeremy Sprinkle, who has four years of experience under his belt. I'd have been thrilled to draft Kyle Pitts, but this is not a glaring weakness by any means, especially on a team with this much receiver talent.

Theory of a Deadman Announce Tour with Cory Marks, 10 Years

Theory of a Deadman are planning to make their way back to live performing in a major way, as the band has unveiled a full roster of fall and winter U.S. tour dates Live music is starting to inch its way back into existence, and Theory of a Deadman are ready. The modern rock band has announced an extensive headlining tour for this fall, bringing support from country rocker Cory Marks and modern rockers 10 Years. The upcoming dates will mark Theory’s first in support of their 2020 studio album, “Say Nothing.&rdquo...

Theory of a Deadman are planning to make their way back to live performing in a major way, as the band has unveiled a full roster of fall and winter U.S. tour dates

Live music is starting to inch its way back into existence, and Theory of a Deadman are ready. The modern rock band has announced an extensive headlining tour for this fall, bringing support from country rocker Cory Marks and modern rockers 10 Years. The upcoming dates will mark Theory’s first in support of their 2020 studio album, “Say Nothing.”

Tickets for the newly announced dates are on sale today (May 7) starting at 10 a.m. local venue time. For full details, visit TheoryOfficial.com.

The tour will set off Sept. 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at The Fillmore. After the September run, the band will hit the road for a second headlining tour, this time with support from 10 Years. The latter tour will set off Oct. 29 in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Val Air Ballroom. More dates are pending.

Theory of a Deadman vocalist Tyler Connolly told Audio Ink Radio in an interview last year that “Say Nothing” is “something we’ve worked really hard on, and I know all bands in our state feel this way– it’s something we created, and there’s such a buildup to the release, so we’re unveiling it like at a car show or something.” He added that it’s “very exciting” for the band to “be able to see which songs fans gravitate towards is also interesting to us, because we never know.”

Theory of a Deadman 2021 Tour Dates:

Aug. 06 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino*
Aug. 07 – Fort Madison, IA – Riverfest#
Sep. 09 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sep. 10 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Sep. 11 – Appomattox, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest
Sep. 13 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Sep. 14 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
Sep. 16 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
Sep. 17 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Sep. 18 – Ft. Myers, FL – The Ranch
Oct. 29 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom**
Oct. 30 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre**
Nov. 02 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre**
Nov. 03 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre**
Nov. 05 – Miami, OK – Buffalo Run Casino**
Nov. 12 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall**
Nov. 13 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl**
Nov. 14 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall**
Nov. 21 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre**
Nov. 24 – Columbus, OH – Express Live**
Nov. 27 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues**
Nov. 30 – Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room**
Dec. 01 – Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery**
Dec. 03 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre**
Dec. 04 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave**
Dec. 08 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District**
Dec. 11 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Events Center**

* with SHINEDOWN
** with 10 YEARS
# Festival date

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Three Chants Earn Sun Belt Men’s Golf Postseason Honors

NEW ORLEANS – Coastal Carolina men's fifth-year seniors Zack Taylor and States Fort, as well as sophomore Seth Taylor, all picked up Sun Belt All-Conference honors, the league announced on T...

NEW ORLEANS – Coastal Carolina men's fifth-year seniors Zack Taylor and States Fort, as well as sophomore Seth Taylor, all picked up Sun Belt All-Conference honors, the league announced on Thursday.

Zack Taylor was named to the All-Sun Belt first team for the second time in his career, while Fort and Seth Taylor earned All-Sun Belt third team accolades.

A 2019 All-Sun Belt first team pick and a two-time GCAA/Ping Division I All-Region selection (2018-19 and 2019-20), Zack Taylor was also a 2019 Sun Belt Men's Golf Newcomer of the Year.

Named the Sun Belt Men's Golfer of the Week on March 18, 2021, the Pittsburg, Pa. native played in all 10 events on the season for the Chanticleers and led the team with a 71.83 season stroke average which ranks fourth all-time in CCU's single-season history.

He recorded five top-10 individual finishes on the year, including a second-place finish with a 54-hole score of 223, +7, at the 2021 Sun Belt Championship. He also carded 16 rounds of par or better on the season, including five rounds in the 60's, while his low-round 63 at the Stitch Intercollegiate was tied for the lowest 18-hole individual score in CCU history. He also posted a round of 67 at both the AGT Intercollegiate and General Hackler Championship and a round of 69 at both the Florida Gators Invitational and the ECU Intercollegiate.

Taylor won the ECU Intercollegiate with three sub-par rounds of 70, 69, and 70 for a 54-hole score of 209, 7-under par, finished third overall at the General Hackler Championship with three sub-par rounds of 71, 67, and 70 for a 208, 8-under par, and recorded a fifth-place finish in the fall at the Intercollegiate at The Grove event with back-to-back rounds of 71 for a 36-hole score of 142, 2-under par.

Entering the NCAA Noblesville Regional on May 17-19, the second of his career as he played in the Myrtle Beach Regional in 2019, Zack Taylor's career stroke average of 71.38 ranks first all-time in Coastal Carolina men's golf history in front of current career record holder Dustin Johnson (72.26).

This spring, Zack Taylor has qualified for the 2021 U.S. Open Sectionals and earned a full status for the first half of the Mackenzie Tour season this year.

Picking up his first all-conference honor is Fort, who was named the Sun Belt Men's Golfer of the Week on Feb. 17, 2021, after winning the AGT Intercollegiate for his first collegiate win. Fort played in seven events during the spring season after opting out in the fall. He was second on the team with a 73.05 stroke average and recorded three top-25 individual finishes on the year.

The fifth-year senior carded 10 rounds of par or better over the spring, including three rounds in the 60's, while his low-round 65 in the final round of the AGT Intercollegiate was tied for the eighth-lowest 18-hole score in CCU history. Fort won the AGT Intercollegiate with rounds of 70, 70, and 65 for a 54-hole score of 205, 11-under par, and placed in a tie for 15th overall at the ECU Intercollegiate, carding a 54-hole score of 219, +3, (72-73-74).

His career stroke average of 73.84 ranks 10th all-time in Coastal Carolina men's golf history.

Like Fort, Seth Taylor picked up his first All-Sun Belt honor this season, as he played in all 10 events on the year for the Chants. The Gaffney, S.C. native posted a season stroke average of 74.10 over 29 rounds of play on the year which included eight rounds of par or better on the season, including three rounds in the 60's. He shot a low-round 67 at the Stitch Intercollegiate and also carded rounds of 68 and 69 at the AGT Intercollegiate.

The sophomore recorded four top-20 individual finishes on the season, including finishing in a tie for second overall in stroke play at the 2021 Sun Belt Championship with a 54-hole score of 223, +7. He also posted a sixth-place finish at the AGT Intercollegiate with rounds of 73, 69, and 69 for a 54-hole score of 210, 6-under par, and was the top CCU golfer at The Hayt, placing in a tie for 18th overall with rounds of 74, 74, and 71 and a 54-hole score of 218, +2.

For complete coverage of Coastal Carolina Athletics, follow the Chants on social media @GoCCUsports (Twitter), facebook.com/CCUChanticleers (Facebook), @GoCCUsports (Instagram) or visit the official home of Coastal Carolina Athletics at www.GoCCUsports.com.

2021 Sun Belt Men's Golf All-Conference Honors
Men's Golfer of the Year
Julien Sale, Arkansas State

Men's Golf Freshman of the Year
Kasper Nyland, Texas State

Men's Golf Newcomer of the Year
Fabian Sunden, Texas State

Men's Golf Coach of the Year
Carter Collins, Georgia Southern

All-Conference First Team
Anton Albers, Little Rock
Julien Sale, Arkansas State
Zan Luka Stirn, Arkansas State
Zack Taylor, Coastal Carolina
Ben Carr, Georgia Southern
Guillaume Fanonnel, ULM

All-Conference Second Team
Timothius Tirto Tamardi, Appalachian State
Luka Naglic, Arkansas State
Brett Barron, Georgia Southern
Mason Williams, Georgia Southern
Charlie Flynn, Louisiana
Yannick Schutz, South Alabama

All-Conference Third Team
Logan Pate, Little Rock
States Fort, Coastal Carolina
Seth Taylor, Coastal Carolina
Jake Maples, Georgia Southern
Peter Hinnant, Louisiana
Otto Van Buynder, ULM

For complete coverage of CCU men's golf, follow the Chants on social media @CoastalMGolf (Twitter), facebook.com/CCUChanticleers (Facebook), @GoCCUsports (Instagram) or visit the official home of Coastal Carolina Athletics at www.GoCCUsports.com.

Arrigo Carotti & Dennis DiSabato Have Explaining To Do On County’s Legal Fees

Horry County residents were stunned last night when Councilman Dennis DiSabato abruptly asked for an adjournment of council session before key items were to be discussed. Local mainstream media questioned why he made a special order to end session. DiSabato refused to respond. MyrtleBeachSC News learned today that DiSabato and Horry County Attorney Arrigo Carotti worked behind the scenes to ensure that no discussions would be held on the running county legal fees. As the ...

Horry County residents were stunned last night when Councilman Dennis DiSabato abruptly asked for an adjournment of council session before key items were to be discussed.

Local mainstream media questioned why he made a special order to end session. DiSabato refused to respond.

MyrtleBeachSC News learned today that DiSabato and Horry County Attorney Arrigo Carotti worked behind the scenes to ensure that no discussions would be held on the running county legal fees.

As the GrandStrandDaily published today: Horry County Council member Dennis DiSabato moved to adjourn council’s regular meeting last night before a discussion of county legal fees by council could take place. Council agenda listed the request for the discussion was initiated by council member Al Allen.
There is no question that a discussion of how much and to who the county pays fees for outside attorney assistance is public information. In a lawsuit two years ago, the county agreed that disclosure of legal fees ”is not legally privileged, is not exempt from disclosure under FOIA, and that it is important to the public interest that this information be available to the citizens and taxpayers of Horry County.”

Prematurely ending the meeting was the only parliamentary maneuver available to keep discussion of county legal fees from taking place in the meeting. Coming as it did immediately prior to the scheduled discussion makes it appear that DiSabato’s erratic behavior in bringing the motion was prompted by an ulterior motive for not wanting the discussion to take place publicly from the council dais.

NEVER TRUST A BUREAUCRAT

Carotti hired controversial lawyer Henrietta Golding to represent Horry County in its lawsuit with the City of Myrtle Beach. We have covered Ms. Golding’s shady past dealings ongoing.

Hiring her was Carotti’s sole discretion. Previously Golding represented the City of Myrtle Beach. How this bureaucrat could not see a conflict here is unexplainable. The total Horry County spent on her legal fees has never been singled out.

THE CITY WON BIG IN THAT LAWSUIT

As we explained here:

The central question remains: Why is Dennis DiSabato covering for Horry County Legal Bureaucrat Arrigo Carotti?

Council voted 8-4 to adjourn the meeting with chairman Johnny Gardner and council members Allen, Harold Worley and Tyler Servant voting No.

Why did the other eight councilmen also not want the legal fees part of the public discussion?

Was this pre-arranged?

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