Myrtle Beach Closes its Doors to Rallies

Publish Date: 
Jan 13, 2009
By Dennis Johnson

In December a judge declined to stop the city from enforcing the new laws. U.S. District Court Judge Terry Wooten denied a request for an injunction filed by event promoter Mike Shank and Harley-Davidson of Myrtle Beach to prevent the city from enforcing 15 amendments and ordinances dealing with special events, noise and helmets.

In November a county circuit court judge declined to issue an injunction against the city's helmet law requested by Myrtle Beach residents Carol and William O'Day.

Neither lawsuit has been dismissed, however, and a second federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Doghouse and Steel Horse Saloon owner Don Emery, The Master's Club, www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com and other business owners, has not yet been heard.

No other hearings have been scheduled.

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