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North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach City Hall. JOSH BELL JBELL@THESUNNEWS.COM

The city of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is suing a Conway-area RV park for allegedly misusing a beach cabana that can only be utilized legally by homeowner associations in the city and for limited purposes, according to The Sun News. 

The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday (Nov. 17) in Horry County, names Carolina Pines RV Resort as the defendant. The park is in unincorporated Horry County and not an HOA, reported My Horry News, who first published a news story on the lawsuit.

In 2019, a company affiliated with the RV resort bought the property, the newspaper reported. Carolina Pines’ parent company Sun Outdoors did not respond to a request for comment by My Horry News. Messages seeking comment from The Sun News were left with officials at Sun Outdoors and Carolina Pines Wednesday afternoon.

Carolina Pines uses the cabana in Tilghman Beach called Carolina Pines Ocean Club to “shuttle buses to transport patrons and employees to and from the property and the cabana house thereon,” said city zoning Administrator Ben Caldwell in court records.

Caldwell also said the park rents out the space for weddings and other events, which is not its intended use. Cabanas can only be used for dropping off, bathing, changing clothes and similar uses, per the city ordinance listed in the lawsuit.

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