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      Samples wins mayoral race in Surfside Beach


      Surfside Beach town council will have a new look before long.


      According to unofficial results from Tuesday's election, Councilman Doug Samples defeated Mayor Alan Deaton. Samples received 662 votes to Deaton's 215.


      In the race for 3 town council seats it appears incumbent Vikki Blair lost her seat. Newcomer Mary Beth Mabry won a seat.


      According to the town clerk, "If it is determined at the Certification Hearing on Thursday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m., that a runoff election is necessary it appears that Bob Childs, Mark Johnson, and Randle Stevens will be in the runoff for the two remaining council seats."


      Here are the results of the council race:


      John Ard 186


      Vikki Blair (I) 246


      Bob Childs (I) 320


      Ralph Chubb 18


      Mark Johnson (I) 288


      Mary Beth Mabry 492


      Bill McKown 231


      Bill Rempher 88


      Marty Rhoades 153


      Randle Stevens 355

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