South Carolina – Homeowners, City of North Myrtle Beach dredge up court victory over canals – WPDE
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC — A long-running dispute over ownership of the canals in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach may be over.The state Supreme Court has ruled that the state of South Carolina owns the man-made channels. That ruling could lead the way for the city of North Myrtle Beach to dredge them.Miles of the man-made canals dot the landscape in Cherry Grove, with about 1,100 property owners living along the channels.
Over the years, sediment has built up, making many of the canals impassable by boat except during high tides. Many adjoining property owners are hoping the state Supreme Court ruling will be the final legal hurdle to allow the dredging to begin.
“Aesthetically, it will improve the property and it will also … Read Entire Article Here
April 12th, 2012
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