LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The town of Loris elected their first African American Mayor on Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. Henry Nichols was elected on December 15, in a run off with Michael Suggs.
Nichols is a native of Loris, he has also served his community as the Chairman of the 2010 Census for the city of Loris and as Chairman for the Horry County Affordable Housing Commission, according to votefornichols.com.
He is a USMC retired Lt. Col. and CFO and holds an MBA.
Nichols posted on his social media Friday, "Thank you Loris. Today marks my first day as Mayor. I am appreciative for all of the love, encouragement and support you have shown me and my family. Loris---"Moving Forward Together!"
The council with its other newly elected members, will meet for the first time Monday at 7 p.m.