The municipal elections are over, and some North Carolina communities are getting new leadership.
For the fifth time in three years Charlotte has a new mayor. Democrat Jennifer Roberts defeated Republican Edwin Peacock. She had topped the interim mayor in the Primary.
Meanwhile, Chapel Hill is getting a new mayor. Pam Hemminger knocked off three-term incumbent Mark Kleinschmidt in a race that was dominated by the question of whether the town is growing too fast.
It was mostly good news for big city incumbents. Nancy Vaughan won in Greensboro, Bill Bell claimed an 8th term in Durham, and Nat Robertson earned victory in Fayetteville.
As for referendum questions, Greensboro voters approved extending city council terms from two to four years, and Chapel Hill will issue 40 million in bonds for capital projects.