A runoff in Horry County Council District 9 race, an incumbent win in District 10

     A runoff will be needed to decice the winner in at least one Horry County Council GOP primary, while an incumbent is the clear winner in the other.

     Mark Causey is expected to face Terry Fowler in a runoff in two weeks in the District 9 Republican primary.

     Danny J. Hardee was the clear winner in the GOP primary for District 10, taking 73 percent of the vote in a two-man race, easily besting Stephen Whisnant.

     Four men were seeking the District 9 seat now held by council veteran Paul Prince. Causey finished first with 41.2 percent of the vote, Fowler followed with almost 32 percent. Trailing were Rome Prince, son of the incumbent, and Marshall Russell.

     State law allows for a runoff if no candidate wins a majority of the vote.

     With no Democrat challengers, the GOP primary winners will face no ballot opposition in November.

     Note: This corrects earlier reporting that showed Causey as the winner in District 9.

     Look for the full story in Wednesday’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.