Myrtle Beach can now move forward with the sale of two popular campground sites.
A South Carolina Circuit Court judge recently issued a ruling on the sale of two areas of beachfront land, rejecting Horry County’s efforts to prevent the land from being sold.
The areas in question, Lakewood and Pirateland campgrounds, are currently owned by the City of Myrtle Beach. However, Horry County receives a portion of the campground’s revenue – part of the reason why Horry County attempted to sue the city to prevent them from selling the property.
South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Culbertson rejected the county’s push to halt the sale, allowing the City of Myrtle Beach to proceed with the $60 million transaction. In Culbertson’s ruling, he wrote, “This case is not about property. The county does not access, use, or possess the Seascape Properties. Instead, this case is really all about who gets how much money — be it lease proceeds or sale proceeds from the Seascape Properties.”
While the county has issued an appeal on the ruling, it seems as though the sale will be taking place as planned.