Durham wins in Williamston mayoral race

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Challenger Dr. R. Mack Durham has won the runoff election in Williamston and will be the next mayor of the town. Durham had a total of 416 votes to incumbent mayor Carthel Crout’s 345. In the Council Ward 4 race former councilman and challenger Otis Scott has apparently won the seat by a margin of just five votes. Scott had 378 votes to incumbent Mike Looper’s 373.

Election officials were recounting the ballots for the council race as of 8:45 p.m.

Durham and Scott will take office at the first meeting of council that is held in January, 2013.