Some business owners downtown are grumbling again after an article in the Horry Independent gave credit for the opening of twelve new businesses to a poster campaign by Conway Main Street USA. The article discussed the success of the "I am Conway" posters that appeared in closed storefront windows last year. The posters featuring photographs of locals were enjoyed by all. Most folks generally agree that the posters improved the appearance of the vacant buildings and gave a boost to community moral. There was even some positive local news coverage of the campaign. However, when the embattled CMSUSA Director Gail Alexander used the poster campaign to take credit for 12 new business opening, the universal approval ended....
John Zilinsky Charged with DUI
Just a couple of weeks ago, we told you that the Conway Police Department is straight ninja status when it comes to DUI enforcement (read the article). Well the Sun News is reporting that the "Atlantic Beach Town Attorney" was charged with DUI in Conway early Saturday morning. What? Did we not warn everyone?
Just some observations:
- What's up with the Atlantic Beach reference? That poor town is snake-bit, and they had nothing to do with the DUI. Just piling on I guess.
- If you're a 52 year old father and driving home at 2:30am.... Just sayin', there's probably better places to be.
- If you drink two beers and read Car & Driver magazine, the Conway PD will catch you. They are that good.
Mixed. March sales were well up over last year for most businesses 10% to 50% depending on who you speak to. April was up too, just not as high as March. The festivities of May 1st provided a nice boost to start this month. The Music and Art Festival attendance was up from the previous two years, not great, but better. The location was good, Laurel and 3rd makes sense to me. Only complaint....
- Drama Continues for Conway Main Street USA
- Local Artist, Business Owner, Nonprofit Leader, and Main Street Member Tossed Out of Conway Main Street USA Meeting.
- Conway Seeks Target of Disgruntled Mannequin's Hand Gesture.
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- Still More Rumors, Ramblings, and Otherwise Untrustworthy Information Regarding Downtown Conway 9-26-09
- UPDATE - Conway Main Street USA Cutie Pie Article Draws Debate
- More Rumors, Ramblings, and Otherwise Untrustworthy Information Regarding Downtown Conway 8-29-09