Museum Matinee: The Last Auction
The 2019 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues July 31 at 1 p.m. with The Last Auction, part of the Carolina Stories Series from ETV. For more than 100 years Mullins was the major tobacco market for South Carolina. Since 1997, the tobacco allotment has been cut in half, textile manufacturers have moved away and Mullins, a town of 5,000 has lost more than 1,200 jobs. Although The Last Auction is the story of a small South Carolina town, the issues it explores: agricultural mechanization, rural unemployment, exodus of youth from small towns, and loss of manufacturing jobs, are of national significance.