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About 45 audience members, plus Lake Waccamaw Town Council members and town staff, listen as Jimmy Pierce, in green shirt, comments in favor of a rezoning request. The council unanimously approved marina-campground designation for the campground owned by Lynn Hinnant, lower right. Staff photo by Diana Matthews

The Lake Waccamaw Town Council heard comments Tuesday from 10 members of the public both for and against a rezoning request by Lynn Hinnant, owner of Lake Waccamaw Campground. The council then unanimously granted the request, reclassifying almost four acres from “commercial” to “marina-campground” use.

The council also agreed to amend the town’s campground ordinance as requested by Hinnant. The amended ordinance will allow park model recreational vehicles and define minimum lot spaces and recreational spaces within the campground. Both proposals had previously received favorable recommendations from the town planning board.