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Shelby, Morganton, Kingstown election results

Morganton voters unseated one incumbent city council member, and Shelby voters elected two new council members in elections Tuesday.

And in the small Cleveland County town of Kingstown, voters returned an incumbent mayor and town council member to office.

Morganton

Incumbent Alfred Hamer Jr. was defeated in his bid for re-election Tuesday in District 4, according to preliminary results.

Challenger Ronnie Thompson had 801 votes, to 457 for Hamer.

In the District 3 race, incumbent John Cantrell won re-election, outpolling Nathan Chapman 779 votes to 477 votes.

Shelby

Incumbent Dennis Bailey won re-election by almost a 4-to-1 margin in the Ward 4 council race. Bailey received 458 votes, to 116 votes for Neil Blanton, according to unofficial returns.

In Ward 5, where incumbent Joel Shores Jr. was not seeking re-election, the winner was Ben Kittrell, with 385 votes. Kevin Allen (142 votes) and William Allen Gray (68 votes) followed.

Fred Harrill Jr. ran unopposed in Ward 1, where incumbent Chris Mabry was not seeking re-election.

Kingstown

Mayor David Lattimore won re-election with 117 votes. Challenger Sharon Martin received 69 votes, and there were 19 write-in votes.

Three council seats were at stake, with incumbent Horace Jefferies leading the ticket, receiving 177 votes. Also elected were Clarissa Jennings-Reid (158 votes) and Tammy Spikes (151 votes). Fourth in the race, with 77 votes, was James Wilson.

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