We are now down to the final week in the primary campaigns with the candidates attempting to separate themselves from their competition.
Recently, the Burgess Community hosted a candidate forum for Republican primary candidates for House District 106 and Horry County School Board District 5. The differences in the candidates were apparent.
The House District 106 race pits incumbent Rep. Nelson Hardwick against Surfside Beach city council member Rod Smith.
In his opening remarks, Smith said Hardwick was not “conservative enough” in his approach to government. Yet, it was Smith who voted for a government monopoly that has caused the loss of jobs in the private sector of the economy in Horry County.