The volume is cranking up in one of the testier election races in Dorchester County.

County Council District 4 incumbent Larry Hargett, the current council chairman, is running a series of more than 50 television advertisements.

It’s an unusual step for a Lowcountry county council candidate, but not unprecedented.

Hargett frankly conceded the move is pre-emptive on his part, expecting a last minute push from his opponent, John Hull.

He’s not mistaken. Hull said Thursday he plans to launch a phone bank targeting the conservative Republican base of his church and 9-12 group.

Read more in tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier.