Myrtle Beach hospitality fee

Myrtle Beach will be collecting the new hospitality tax as of July 1 while other Horry County cities have questions. Photo by Janet Morgan/

Filing for November's Myrtle Beach City Council race ended Friday with seven candidates running for three seats. 

Incumbents Mary Jeffcoat, Mike Chestnut and Phil Render are all seeking reelection. Challengers Ed Carey, Charles Gasque, John Krajc and former councilman Wayne Gray also filed to run. Carey and Krajc have unsuccessfully run for city posts in the past — Carey for mayor an Krajc for a council seat.  

City council members are elected at-large, meaning they represent the entire city and not individual districts. They serve four-year terms.

The election is scheduled for Nov. 5. The deadline to register to vote in the election is Oct. 5. 

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236


I'm the editor of and the Carolina Forest Chronicle, a weekly newspaper in Horry County, South Carolina. I cover county government, the justice system and agriculture. Know of a story that needs to be covered? Call me at 843-488-7236.

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