When Will Mann built his home in 1969 near a channel off House Creek, he never thought he and more than 700 other property owners overlooking the water would be on the hook for dredging the channels to the tune of $24,000 apiece.
But according to North Myrtle Beach officials, that very well may be the case.
“Back in that period of time and the ‘80s and early ‘90s even, I could take a boat and go out anytime, even low tide,” Mann said. “A lot of that’s grown in now. Now, it’s just solid mud.”