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Voters elect Marilyn Hatley to North Myrtle Beach mayor’s office for 6th term

Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 8:42 PM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley has been re-elected to her sixth term in office.

With all precincts reporting, she received 70% of the votes, beating out Wayne Troutman.

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Hatley has served as mayor since 2001, and she said winning Tuesday night felt just as good as when she won her first election 20 years ago.

During her time in office, she said she has managed to keep the budget balanced, keep the property tax rate the lowest out of any of the municipalities in Horry County and has worked on projects like underground utilities.

She said her top priority during this term is to address growth in the city and also continue keeping North Myrtle Beach one of the safest cities in South Carolina. She added that she’s excited to expand sports tourism in the city.

“So many wonderful things to do in the next four years and great people to work with. My drive is there, and I can’t wait to start the next four years,” Hatley said.

The election results will be finalized at 10 a.m. Thursday at North Myrtle Beach City Hall.

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