Money, morals and the pursuit of happiness surround potential new adult business law

It was a line written by a woman on an Aug. 20 posting in the Casual Encounters category on It’s the type of thing Horry County councilmen and citizens have heard that goes on in and around adult businesses throughout the county. And it’s a part of the county those very citizens and local legislators want to eliminate to improve the image of the county and clean up its adult businesses.

Horry County’s 12 councilmen are looking over their notes from summer workshops on cracking down on the eight remaining adult businesses in unincorporated areas to gear for a public input session Tuesday. That will precede a vote that could change the landscape of edgy entertainment in the unincorporated areas of the Grand Strand.

Meanwhile, at least two attorneys for the adult businesses have penciled in trips to the McMillan Federal Building in Florence for Wednesday to file temporary …