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Government Suddenly Shuts Down South Carolina Haunted House

For the record, I am 100% pro haunted house.  This time of year, there's nothing like a good fright at a haunted house, maze, or trail.  Basically, if you can haunt it, do it.  And the people will come.  Tis the season, right?  Further, I'm 100% pro neighbors who get into Halloween in a big way.  I remember the first neighborhood we lived in Indian Trail.  We had one neighbor across the street who would begin setting up their yard for Halloween in August.  And it was awesome.  Kids were scared to death getting candy from that house.  Then there was a guy who dressed as "Leatherface"-complete with working chainsaw-and chased kids up and down his street.  I loved both these Halloween Hotspots.  And this morning I'm just glad they didn't live in Horry County (Myrtle Beach), South Carolina. Randy Dorenbos has been a Halloween hero in the Grand Strand for a long time.  Year after years he's been transforming his driveway into a singular fright spot attracting folks from all around.  Shoot, last year he even added a "Go Fund Me" charity component with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department for breast cancer.  I mean, this guy's a gem.  And now, out of the clear blue sky, Horry Code Enforcement has slapped an injunction against Dorenbos' setup claiming it an unlawful and unsafe structure. Understandably, Dorenbos is a bit perplexed how all of the sudden this year, the government has taken issue.  He tells WMBF News, “We’ve been doing this for seven years. We’ve never had any problems with it. A lot of the community comes out and volunteers to scare on Halloween. They volunteer to help us build it, design it." No surprise, Horry County has yet to comment as to why they've chosen now to shut down this uber popular haunted house. https://youtu.be/CkcREwHNKEk [select-listicle listicle_id="477334" syndication_name="north-carolina-here-are-trunk-or-treat-ideas-to-try-this-halloween" description="yes"]

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