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Myrtle Beach doesn’t want to be ‘Dirty Myrtle’ anymore

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FILE – Beachgoers line the sand Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. No one can really say definitively where the nickname “Dirty Myrtle” came from, or when it appeared. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

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No one can really say definitively where the nickname “Dirty Myrtle” came from, or when it appeared.

Some say it came from a beer popularized decades ago called “Dirty Myrtle.” Others think it had to do with water quality testing of this stretch of the Atlantic, or the fact that the ocean water often looks brown, rather than the

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