Myrtle Beach council exploring ways to fund performing arts center without raising taxes

Myrtle Beach City Council members on Tuesday discussed options to move forward with the construction of a proposed performing arts center that would not require them to raise taxes.

Almost 54 percent of city voters in November supported a referendum that allows the city to purchase $10 million in bonds to build the 650-seat performing arts center that would connect with the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The referendum passed 1,915 to 1,641.