McNeill Wins for SP Mayor
Unofficial election results indicate that David McNeill defeated Chris Smithson by 653 votes in the Southern Pines mayoral race.
McNeill received 1,383 votes, and Smithson received 730 votes.
Two write-in votes were cast in the mayoral race.
Incumbent Southern Pines council member Fred Walden won re-election with 1,220 votes, while Southern Pines Planning Board member Jim Simeon won a council seat with 1,307 votes.
Other candidates for vacant council seats were David Woodruff, who received 692 votes, and Marsh Smith, who received 778 votes.
Seven write-in votes were cast in the council race.
Results are not final until the Moore County Board of Elections certifies them.
For more information on the results, click here.
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