Sproul elected new KDH mayor; recount possible for Manteo commissioner seat

Ben Sproul has been elected the new mayor of Kill Devil Hills, while there could be a recount in the race for a seat on the Manteo Board of Commissioners.

According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s municipal elections, Sproul won by nearly 300 votes over Ann Petera. Ron Wright was a distant third.

Ivy Ingram and BJ McAvoy claimed the pair of positions up for grabs on the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners.

Betty Selby and Darrell Collins clinched two of the three available seats on the Manteo Board of Commissioners.

Hannon Fry leads Jason Borland by just two votes for the third and final spot. But absentee and election day transfer ballots must still be added to the totals, and that could change the final results.

If the margin remains less than one percent a recount can be requested, under state law.

Manteo Mayor Bobby Owens ran unopposed and was elected to a second term.

In Nags Head, Kevin Brinkley and Renee Cahoon won the Board of Commissioners race. Southern Shores town council winners were Matthew Neal, Elizabeth Morrey and Leo Holland.

Monica Thibodeau, Nancy Caviness, Donald Kingston, Sandy Whitman and Rob Mooney claimed Duck town council seats. David Hines and Lynne McClean had no other opponents for Kitty Hawk town council.

Final unofficial results as reported to the state Board of Elections:

Town of Duck – Town Councilmember (Five seats) 1 of 1 precincts reported
Monica Thibodeau – 167, 13.93%
Nancy Caviness – 164, 13.68%
Donald P. Kingston – 157, 13.09%
Sandy Whitman – 147, 12.26%
Robert Mooney – 140, 11.68%
Jonathan Britt – 123, 10.26%
Marc Murray – 99, 8.26%
Chuck Burdick – 98, 8.17%
Ben Vorndran – 98, 8.17%
write-ins – 6, 0.50%

Town of Kill Devil Hills – Mayor, 1 of 1 precincts reported
Ben Sproul – 808, 58.21%
Anne Petera – 518, 37.32%
Ron Wright – 60, 4.32%
write-ins – 2, 0.14%

Town Commissioner (Two seats)
Ivy Ingram – 774, 31.21%
Bernard (BJ) McAvoy – 767, 30.93%
Nelson V. (Skip) Jones, Jr. – 647, 26.09%
T. Dillon Heikens – 279, 11.25%
write-ins – 13, 0.52%

Town of Kitty Hawk – Town Councilmember (Two seats) 1 of 1 precincts reported
David Hines – 223, 52.22%
Lynne McClean – 185, 43.33%
write-ins – 19, 4.45%

Town of Manteo – Mayor, 1 of 1 precincts reported
Bobby Owens – 266, 92.04%
write-in – 23, 7.96%

Town Commissioner (Three seats)
Betty Govan Selby – 216, 25.96%
Darrell Collins – 182, 21.88%
Hannon Fry – 154, 18.51%
Jason Borland – 152, 18.27%
Nancy Peele – 121, 14.54%
write-ins – 7, 0.84%

Town of Nags Head – Town Commissioner (Two seats) 1 of 1 precincts reported
Kevin Brinkley – 581, 42.75%
Renee Cahoon – 533, 39.22%
Keith Sawyer – 241, 17.73%
write-ins – 4, 0.29%

Town of Southern Shores – Town Councilmember (Three seats) 1 of 1 precincts reported
Matthew Neal – 896, 30.39%
Elizabeth Morey – 885, 30.02%
Leo Holland – 625, 21.20%
Fred Newberry – 508, 17.23%
write-ins – 0, 0%

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