Hatley, Rhodes re-elected as mayors

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Mayors Marilyn Hatley and John Rhodes have secured enough votes to continue serving as mayors for the next several years.

With 12 out of 13 precincts reporting in Myrtle Beach, Mayor John Rhodes retained 66 percent of votes. The final precinct had an issue with the ballot machine, but did not have enough voters to throw the race out of Rhodes' favor.

"I think it says that the city of Myrtle Beach, the residents here are satisfied with the direction the city is going, the way council is taking it and that they are proven the methods we're using to get from a recessionary period that we were deep into and coming out of it and being one of the leaders in resort tourism that we are today," Mayor Rhodes said.

The 13th precinct is expected to turn in its results Wednesday morning. Officials said roughly 220 voters cast ballots at that precinct.

Mayor Hatley received 75 percent of the voters in North Myrtle Beach with all precincts reporting.

All results from the Nov. 5 election are unofficial until certified.

Click here - http://www.wmbfnews.com/category/152328/live-election-results - for live election results to see which mayoral and town council candidates received the most votes.

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