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Horry County residents vote in favor of Myrtle Beach annexation

Voters in favor of annexation say it would mean better streets as well as police and fire protection. | Source: WMBF News Voters in favor of annexation say it would mean better streets as well as police and fire protection. | Source: WMBF News

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - More than 50 voters in two Horry County neighborhoods voted in favor of the Myrtle Beach annexation.

The majority of residents in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivisions voted in favor of the annexation.

The vote was 56 to 24 in favor, Lisa Bourcier, spokeswoman for Horry County confirmed Tuesday night.

More than 600 acres that include two subdivisions and more than a dozen businesses will be annexed to the city.

Voters in favor of annexation say it would mean better streets as well as police and fire protection. While business owners said an increase in fees would be detrimental to businesses.

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