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By Emma Ritch, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jan. 15--With the imminent construction of 3,600 new apartments and homes on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, community leaders are pondering how that population could strain the Horry County school system.
The voter-approved, $240 million expansion of the school system does not address growth on the base, so Myrtle Beach City Council members say they might use a special tax district to finance new projects on the former base and possibly head off the problem of overcrowded schools.
Developers of Market Common, a mixed-use urban village, have earmarked a …