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Candidates Ronnie Nichols and Trey Skidmore Discuss NMB Issues

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Destination North Myrtle Beach did a fantastic job holding a NMB City Council candidates forum today. Ronnie Nichols and Trey Skidmore are vying for a North Myrtle Beach City Council at large seat in a run-off election to be held on Tuesday, March 16th.

Nichols easily carried the Tidewater neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach on election day March 2nd. Nichols is well established and well loved in North Myrtle Beach. As such, Tidewater showed overwhelming support for him above his ten initial competitors.

Barefoot Resort and Tidewater are the two largest voting blocks for the town. Skidmore garnered the most votes in Barefoot Resort.

Each candidate was asked a series of questions.

Nichols stated he liked the new shops on main street. “I think they are very attractive. I think what we have done with the Publix and new shopping centers is very attractive.”

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Skidmore addressed issues surrounding his current residence. Skidmore said he was building a new home in Charleston Landing. He stated that he recently sold his home in Surfwood Estates and was living in a temporary arrangement until the new home was built.

Skidmore said the number one issue facing the city was Covid.

Both candidates said they believed tourism was vital for the community. Nichols and Skidmore stated they each own a vacation rentals service for visiting tourists.

Should Nichols lose, this will be the first time Tidewater will not have a representative on NMB City Council since the neighborhood was first developed and completed.

Turnout will be the key in determining who wins March 16th.

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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