Incumbents swept the Mooresville elections Tuesday.
Mayor Miles Atkins edged out Angela Stutts with 51.9% of the votes, compared to 47.9% for Stutts.
“I am truly grateful for the honor and privilege to serve another term as Mooresville’s mayor,” Atkins said. “I am humbled by the incredible show of support and greatly appreciate everyone who made serving another term possible.
“We are a strong and resilient community with tremendous opportunities before us and I am excited to lead us into the future.”
Commissioner At-Large Bobby Compton, Ward 2 Commissioner Thurman Houston and Ward 1 Commissioner Eddie Dingler, who ran unopposed, will also return to their positions.
The three incumbents running for the Mooresville Graded School Board of Education will also return to their roles.
Debbie Marsh had 2,090 votes, 30.2%.
Marsh led the field.
“I am honored and humbled by the overwhelming support I received in this election. Our children and our public schools need and deserve the united support of all citizens in our community,“ Marsh said. “I am ready to continue my efforts to support our children and public schools… and when necessary, fight for them.”
Kerry Pennell shared in Marsh’s enthusiasm when it comes to another term on the board.
“Clearly I am happy and excited for the results,” Pennell said. “It was great to see.”
Pennell said the War Memorial voting site ran out of ballots at one point and had to stop voting for a period of time to get more due to an unexpectedly high voter turnout.
“We actually did,” Becky Galliher, director of the Iredell County Board of Elections said in response to the site having to halt voting.
The voting stopped for around five minutes due to those at War Memorial calling the board of elections when they were down to only 20 ballots.
Due to proactiveness at the election site, everyone was still able to vote.
“No one was turned away or left that I know of,” Galliher said.
Now that Pennell has maintained her position she is looking forward to the future plans for Mooresville Graded.
There are a lot of new things happening in the next four years, Pennell said.
“The main thing is getting the bond on the ballot — that is my sights,” Pennell said. “I want to ease the overcrowding in our schools.”
The $125 million school bond is being considered by the Iredell County Board of Commissioners.
Roger Hyatt, the current board chairman, was also re-elected.