Civic Pride is Bountiful in The Pearl
Residents and visitors point and marvel at the recent improvements in Atlantic Beach SC, aka The Black Pearl, right in the heart of North Myrtle Beach near Barefoot Landing, House of Blues and all the restaurants and attractions. The progress is largely due to the efforts of the Atlantic Beach Beautification Committee, chaired by Kenneth McIver. Under his leadership the group completed many long-overdue projects. Will Thomas oversaw the most notable addition - the new blue and green street signs with fluorescent lettering dressing up the intersections and pointing the way to the town’s new vacation rentals including the luxury beach home, Divine By The Beach. Next are the eye-catching, brightly colored benches and trash receptacles placed strategically throughout the town’s streets. This is the first phase of a green space project being coordinated by Lynda Booker and sponsored by Palmetto Landscaping, a long-term local business. The green space project provides a place to sit and relax after taking in the peaceful, walkable town. In addition, the fire hydrants have been painted a vibrant canary yellow, and finally there’s been a pruning of the trees along the five-block town. Now the limbs no longer hang and block views of the town’s gorgeous ocean views and uncrowded and quiet beach.
Some might say these all seem like simple gestures. For a town as small as Atlantic Beach these small projects have a large impact. The greatest impact of all is the civic pride evident on the smiles of the residents and property owners. Check out our videos. One of Mayor Jake Evans posing under the new street signs at the intersection of Seaview Street and 32nd Avenue South. The next of residents Will Thomas with Keith Gore installing the poles and new street signs. Stay tuned, there’s much more to come.