Darrell Hinnant came out on top for the Kannapolis mayoral race while newcomers Dianne Berry, Darrell Jackson and Doug Wilson won the three open seats on the City Council.
Hinnant, a City Council member, got more than 50 percent of the vote. His opponent and fellow council member, Tom Kincaid, got about 37 percent of the mayoral votes. Kincaid will finish out the next two years of his term on City Council.
In Concord, Mayor Scott Padgett and City Council member Lamar Barrier were unopposed for re-election. Council members Al Brown and Ella Mae Small won their races with all precincts reported.
With all seven precincts reported in Harrisburg, incumbants Chad Baucom (30.93 percent), Jeffrey Phillips (24.95 percent) and John Booth (21.64 percent) won the race for three council seats. Vic Taylor trailed by three votes at 20.27 percent.
Steve Sciascia beat incumbent Tim Hagler for mayor 73.53 percent to 23.72 percent. After filing for re-election, Hagler officially bowed out of the race and endorsed Sciascia.
Roughly 55 percent of voters were against Harrisburg’s ABC stores referendum.
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