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Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin. File

Tim Goodwin is running unopposed to become the first three-term Folly Beach mayor.

Goodwin said the livability of the island is a key issue for his next four-year term.

"Infrastructure is going to be a big one," he said. "We've got water lines that are as old or older than me."

Money for beach renourishment and maintenance of beach walkovers and public facilities is another priority, he said.

In addition to the mayor's race, seven candidates filed to compete for three council seats. The deadline for candidates to register was Friday. The election is April 3.

Councilman D.J. Rich is seeking another term, but incumbents Pennell Clamp and Dale Stuckey will not be on the ballot. The other council hopefuls are D. Keith Bolus, William Farley, Amy Ray, Roger Rutledge, Roger F. Van Dyke and Joe Vandiver. 

Stuckey, who is mayor pro tem, said she has enjoyed her time on council but would like to be able to travel more with her husband. She is concluding her first four-year term. Before that, she filled out the remaining two years of the unexpired term of a council member who resigned because she was moving.

"I put a lot of work into council," Stuckey said. "I took it very seriously. It's just time to really be retired."

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