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Elections 2022

Jimmy Keefe announces he won't seek reelection

After 15 years on the board, Cumberland County Commissioner Jimmy Keefe announced Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2024.

The Kirby File: Diversity is our strength, mayor says, not our weakness

Mayor Mitch Colvin would begin his fourth term Wednesday night with a pledge to address gun violence as a Fayetteville City Council priority, while reminding us that no matter our ethnicities, our differences or the color of our skin, we are a stronger community when working with one another.

Surrounded by loved ones and three young representatives of the future of the city, Councilman Malik Davis was officially sworn in as Dist. 2’s new representative Wednesday night, making him the youngest member of the Fayetteville City Council.

Longtime Spring Lake lawmaker Marvin Lucas to retire after 47 years in politics

SPRING LAKE — Longtime Democratic state House Rep. Marvin Lucas, who represents Cumberland County’s Dist. 42, said Wednesday he is retiring from politics when he completes his term next …

The Kirby File: 18th Hope Mills mayor promises board transparency to town residents

HOPE MILLS – Thoughtful, Jessie Bellflowers was on this Monday night before his inauguration as the town’s 18 th mayor. But even with the mayoral gavel in wait, he would pay homage …

Glenn Adams regains seat as Cumberland Commissioners' chair

In a 5-1 vote, Cumberland County Commissioner Glenn Adams was elected again to be the chairperson of the board on Monday. He previously held the seat a year ago. And another 5-1 vote elected outgoing Chairperson Toni Stewart to the vice chairperson seat.

The 2024 elections start Monday with candidate filings for more than two dozen seats

The 2024 election season kicks off Monday when candidates begin filling their campaign paperwork to run for office. While the presidential race gets most of the attention, it’s local and …

The State Board of Elections on Tuesday unanimously certified the results of the October and November 2023 municipal elections in North Carolina. On October 10, municipal elections and …

Two late-counted votes flip Hope Mills town board results: Marley in, Mitchell out

Hope Mills Town Commissioner Bryan Marley learned on Friday that he won reelection this month based on two voters’ ballots that weren’t counted until Thursday evening during a meeting of …

After ousting incumbents, Greene and Davis look toward joining council  

Incumbents on Tuesday captured the mayoral race and seven of nine seats on Fayetteville's City Council. Challengers who claimed victories in the Dist. 2 and Dist. 5 races, though, weren't …

Incumbent Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin easily won a fourth term Tuesday, defeating challenger Freddie de la Cruz in the city’s municipal election by getting 65% of the ballots cast.

Mitch Colvin wants a fourth term as city mayor. Efrain “Freddie” de la Cruz wants Colvin’s gavel. Six incumbents want to remain on the Fayetteville City Council. Six …

It's over for now. The mayor and the City Council got it right Monday night, opting to put an end to discussion about four-year, staggered terms for council members in future election seasons.

Newcomer, two incumbents win seats on Cumberland school board

Two incumbents and one newcomer were elected to the Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Three current members were seeking reelection but faced a …

Federal, state and local offices were on the ballot in Tuesday’s general election. North Carolina voters cast ballots for two seats on the N.C. Supreme Court; voters in U.S. House Districts and 9 and N.C. House Districts 42, 44 and 45 made selections for representatives; Cumberland County voters chose among eight candidates for three seats on the Board of Education; and voters marked their preferences for a variety of judicial seats.

City residents spoke loudly Tuesday in overwhelmingly approving a total of $97 million in bond packages for investments in public safety, infrastructure and housing.

Incumbent Diane Wheatley on Tuesday defeated veteran Democratic challenger Elmer Floyd for the N.C. House District 43 seat, according to unofficial returns. The district includes parts of central …

Two Democrats defeated two Republicans for at-large seats on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners in Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial returns from the county Board of Elections.

Val Applewhite defeats Meredith for N.C. Senate District 19 seat

Democrat Val Applewhite on Tuesday defeated veteran Republican candidate Wesley Meredith for a seat in the North Carolina Senate representing District 19, according to unofficial returns. With all …

In a race that could shift the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, Republican Ted Budd defeated Democrat Cheri Beasley in Tuesday's general election, complete but unofficial election returns show.

Election Day proper began early Tuesday when polls opened before sunrise. With midnight nearing, candidates, supporters and politicos gathered at the Crown Complex ballroom on Business I-95 aware of some of the winners and awaiting other races too close to call.

Voters in Fayetteville sent the message Tuesday that they are happy with the way the City Council is structured. The referendum on the Vote Yes Fayetteville initiative failed at the polls, 26,209 to 20,361, according to unofficial returns.

Democrat Ennis Wright will serve another term as Cumberland County sheriff after defeating Republican challenger LaRue Windham in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial …

Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. today and close at 7:30 p.m. as decision time comes in the midterm election. Voters must mark their ballots at their assigned polling place.

Three members of the Cumberland County Board of Education who are seeking reelection are being challenged by five political newcomers. The top three vote-getters will win seats on the …

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