County to give back $7 million to FAA

Oct. 25--Horry County will need to repay the Federal Aviation Administration more than $7 million for costs associated with the failed terminal expansion project at Myrtle Beach International Airport.

"Since the county will not pursue the project further, we are hereby requesting a refund of previously expended federal funds," wrote Scott Seritt, the manager of FAA's Atlanta Airports Division, in a letter to County Chairwoman Liz Gilland.

The county must give back the money by Dec. 10, according to the letter, which was dated Oct. 22.

The county already spent a total of about $18 million, including the federal grant money, on the project.

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