MYRTLE BEACH, N.C. _ An annual rite of passage for high- school seniors is becoming an annual pain in the neck for some Myrtle Beach hotels.
But while some complain about noise, underage drinking and lewd behavior, others welcome the students and profit from their partying.
The annual debate peaked during the weekend as recent high-school graduates hollered from balconies and cruised Ocean Boulevard. The tradition during the first two weeks of June dates back decades, but tourism leaders don't know how many students come here for Senior Week each year.
There are too many for hotelier Tara Benton, who refuses to rent to students but says the rowdiness spilled over property lines and …