Horry County's airport director to step down after 12-year stint

-- May 1--Horry County's airport director, who is responsible for Myrtle Beach International Airport and three smaller airports in the county, is probably retiring, he said Thursday, potentially ending a nearly 12-year tenure that was at...

Tourism leaders often say getting new air service is the best way to attract visitors who live too far away to make driving an option.

"The job requires far more than just landing planes," Dean said.

"The person that replaces him will have to possess a great deal of business savvy, political savvy as well as the ability to balance the interests of local businesses, airlines and the public arena."

Contact MIKE CHERNEY at 444-1765.

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