Remote and shrinking, the town of Lodge looks to the future

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Most of the towns you hear about in South Carolina are fighting a battle to preserve their identity while their population explodes, but venture up towards the I-95 corridor and you'll encounter the opposite problem.

Many of those rural agrarian communities are trying to find ways to ensure the 21st century is not the town's last.

To that effect, The Post and Courier visited the town of Lodge. It's a town that has just more than 100 residents -- down to a quarter of what it once was. And now they're having trouble finding someone to run for mayor.

Hop over to the paper to read about the situation.

It's an uphill battle for sure.

Of the 269 towns tracked in South Carolina by the Census, Lodge was only the 257th smallest. Tatum and Govan were the smallest at 62 residents.