The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

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November 6, 2013

Incumbents find rough going

CONETOE — The people have spoken.

Leon Wynn is the odd man out in the Conetoe commissioner's race. Lynn who was an incumbent, received only 43 votes compared to 71 by Milton Goff, Johnny Respass 61, Incumbent Wilson Jones 58 and Incumbent Jesse Pettaway 45.

Mayor Linda Ingram ran unopposed. Ingram received 50 votes compared to 25 write-ins.

In Macclesfield, incumbent mayor Mike Keel also ran unopposed. He received 67 votes compared to 10 write-ins. The two commissioner running for seats were also unopposed. Kathryn Ford received 59 votes while Dennis Sanderson captured 38 — five more than write-ins.

In Pinetops, incumbent commissioners Joyce Tolson and Suzanne Craig ran uncontested. Tolson collected 64 votes and Craig 54. Early voting was not a factor in the Pinetops race. During the absentee ballot count, Craig received only three votes compared to four for Tolson.

Whitakers had six people vying for three seats. Incumbent Doris Lindsey tallied the most votes (91). New elected officials are Fran Lynch (84) and Al Wright (73). Jessica Vinson fell two votes shy with 71 votes and Nancy Taylor came in fifth place with 58 votes. Incumbent Betty Bullock received the lowest amount of votes (43).

All votes are unofficial until they are canvassed Tuesday.


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