Based on preliminary results, Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins will serve another term after he narrowly defeated challenger Angela Stutts in Tuesday’s election.
Atkins received 1,795 or 51.9% of the vote cast while Stutts finished with 1,657 votes or 47.9%. The results will not be final until a canvass is completed.
Mooresville and Davidson voters overwhelmingly voted to approve the sale of the television/internet provider Continuum. The two entities voted earlier this year to sell Comtinuum to TDS Broadband Service for $80 million providing voters approved the sale.
More than 85% of the Mooresville voters who cast ballots approved the sale. Some 2,802 voters in Mooresville approved the sale while 485 or 14.7% voted against the sale. In Davidson, 32 voters or 94% cast yes votes while two or 5% voted against the sale.
All three incumbents on both the Mooresville Town Board of Commissioners and Mooresville Graded School District won re-election.
Bobby Compton, in the race for Commissioner-At-Large, won by a large margin, 2,092 votes or 66.9% while William Compton Jr. received 999 or 31.9%. Thurman Houston defeated James (Toodles) Ritchie to retain his Ward 2 seat. Houston received 398 or 65.6% of the votes while Ritchie received 208 or 34%.
Eddie Dingler ran unopposed for re-election to the Ward 1 seat. He received 889 or 97% of the vote. There were 27 write-in candidates.
In the race for the three seats on the Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education, Debbie Marsh was the leading vote-getter with 2,090 or 30%. Kerry Pennell was in second with 1,770 votes or 25.6% while Roger Hyatt garnered 1,702 or 24.6%. Challenger Scarlett Overbay-Inman received 1,139 or 19%.