Compared to most daily newspapers, The Sun News is relatively young, founded in 1961. But we’re deeply rooted in Myrtle Beach and the Horry County area. We are the only daily newspaper on the Grand Strand.
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Beat: Homelessness in Horry County
The majority of people who move here are of retirement age, but their families follow them without the prospect of job opportunities. Without an interstate, we lack industry outside of tourism to support substantial growth in good-paying jobs. This reporter explores those issues and more: the growing gaps between the haves and have-nots, the loss of tourism jobs, i.e. hotel workers, servers, cooks, who can’t keep up with increasing rents, and the resulting homelessness, drug abuse and strain on resources which make it difficult to care for the poor.