- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston’s first new mayor in four decades says the city cannot rest on the success that has made it one of the world’s top visitor destinations in recent decades.

Local media outlets report that John Tecklenburg said in his inaugural address Monday that the city must continue to move forward and find better ways to deal with public safety and tourism and work to improve education so everyone can share in Charleston’s success.

Tecklenburg succeeds Joe Riley who has retired after 10 terms and was the longest-serving mayor in Charleston history.

Tecklenburg said he will work with city council to address flooding and sea level rise as well as achieve sustainable growth in Charleston which is South Carolina’s second-largest city.

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