NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A company that wants to offer helicopter rides in North Myrtle Beach but has been rejected twice by the city is asking the courts to deal with the issue.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that a court mediation session is set later this month in the dispute between Windy Hill Water Park and the North Myrtle Beach Board of Zoning Appeals.

The company wants to operate helicopter tours off U.S. 17. The city denied permission for the operation last year after earlier having denyied permission to let the helicopters to take off from another location a short distance away.

Some neighbors have opposed the business, saying it would create too much noise. The company contends the noise would be about the same as generated by passing traffic.


Information from: The Sun News,