If you were looking for change in last night’s local election results, as I was, this morning, at best, brings mixed feelings.
Myrtle Beach and Atlantic Beach voted for the status quo while Conway voted for change.
Incumbent council members Phil Render and Mike Chestnut were joined by former council member Mary Jeffcoat in capturing the three city council seats up for grabs in Myrtle Beach.
Pals of the incumbents, often called the Myrtle Beach Mafia, were successful in keeping former mayor Mark McBride from the winners circle with a series of negative, attack mailers in the final week of the campaign.
I guess the tourism development tax and the north end of the city will be safe for at least two more years while the rest of the city is ignored.
Atlantic Beach voters returned incumbent mayor Jake Evans. Longtime council member Josephine Isom and Jacqui Gore won the two council seats in the race.