LINCOLNVILLE -- Two Town Council members held on to their seats Tuesday, and a former council member will join them, according to unofficial results.

Incumbents Barbara Dease and Charles Duberry finished in the top three in the at-large election, with Dease proving the most popular.

Former council member Leland M. Shannon apparently won the third open seat.

This small town near Summerville has been grappling with a $30,000 budget deficit.

After voting down a proposal to dismiss the town's lone po- lice officer, council raised property taxes, although not enough to make up for the deficit.