North Myrtle Beach Weighs Sales Tax, Bike Policy

As rally promoters and retailers struggle with unfriendly laws in Myrtle Beach, residents in North Myrtle Beach are struggling with growing pains at their end of the Strand.

A public forum last week drew about 150 people to discuss a possible 1 percent sales tax increase, Harley-Davidson’s decision to pull out of the spring rally and other local issues, according to the Myrtle Beach Sun News.

At the meeting, sponsored by the North Myrtle Beach Citizens Association, residents split over whether the rally boost to the local economy is worth what some consider a headache.

H-D pulled out of North Myrtle Beach this year, saying community leaders don’t welcome them. Some worry about the potential loss of tourism revenue if the rally shrinks or disappears.

“Let’s not be Myrtle Beach. Let’s be North Myrtle Beach,” Barefoot Resort resident Tom Powell said. “I think [bikers] were not given a fair shake.”

The City Council discussed the possibility of raising the sales tax by 1 percent during a recent budget workshop, but hasn’t finalized anything.

“We’ve got to stop this sales tax,” said Gary Stephens, who worries that higher taxes will force shoppers elsewhere. “It’s going to hurt the retail businesses in this city.”

Barbara Hicks, who lives in the Seaside Plantation neighborhood, said she and other residents were pleased.

“When the Harley people decided not to come here, we felt like the little people won,” she said.

Posted by Holly Wagner from Dealer News


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Tickets for Rumble in the City – NOW ON SALE – $15.00 each for concerts ($15.00 to enter your car/motorcycle in the show – includes concert ticket)

SOUTH SIDE KUSTOMS would also like to Thank West Herr Ford for becoming a sponsor to this great event.

Cap’n Black Vented Gas Cap from Lick’s

Cap’n Black Vented Gas Cap

Please Be Advised- Cap’n Black Caps are HERE and READY TO SHIP!! If your burning for one of these hot little numbers. PURCHASE YOURS TODAY!! We expect to sell out quickly!

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GET YOUR 2010 Paughco Catalog

For the cost of shipping and handling ($2.95), dealers can now receive the 2010 Paughco catalog on CD.

The CD holds the entire 325-plus-page collection of chopper, bobber and restoration parts. Paughco claims to offer the largest and most comprehensive line of springer front ends, tanks, fenders, primaries, replacement wheels, exhausts, handlebars and related accessories. It also says it has an “unprecedented collection” of custom and replacement frames.

To order the CD, visit or call 775-246-5738.

Alpinestars Leather Jacket

Alpinestars has introduced a new varsity letterman-style leather jacket that the company has dubbed “Team Win.” The jacket has two-tone stretch fabric waist and wristbands. The Alpinestars logo is embroidered on the jacket’s back, while a die-cut leather logo and number are patched onto the front. Other features include a zippered front closure, removeable thermal liner, hidden inside belt straps and PE padding inserts for chest and back. The Team Win is available in black, in sizes S to 4XL.

Contact: Alpinestars USA, 800-727-8277,