After my husband died, I felt like one of those spiraled shells washed upon the beach . . . Poke a straw through the twisting tunnel, around and around, and there is nothing there. No flesh. No life. Whatever lived there is dried up and gone.
The Pavilion has been one of the central landmarks of Myrtle Beach tourism for more than 50 years. But increasingly, the Pavilion has come to symbolize the past of Myrtle Beach, what Myrtle Beach used to be.
It's difficult for the state to say we choose Nags Head to fund for beach nourishment with out some kind of parameters to measure the benefit that they're getting for their dollars. Almost every beach in the state is asking for beach nourishment funds.
We were in the eye of the storm. We were four miles from the beach at a neighbor's brick house. It was clear out, no breeze, nothing. Then all of a sudden the water came down the street like someone was dumping a big bucket. Thirteen-foot-high tidal waves were coming straight at us.