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Pender County 2019 municipal elections results: Surf City, Burgaw, and more [Free read]

View updated election results for the five municipalities of Pender County. (Image courtesy Pender County)
There are 27 candidates running for mayor, council, or commissioner seats in five municipalities across Pender County. (Image courtesy Pender County)

Update 9:15 a.m. – With all precincts now reported, it appears Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin successfully defended his seat against Councilman Jeremy Shugarts. It also appears incumbents William “Buddy” Fowler and Donald Helms along with newcomer Dwight Torres won three open council seats. 

A previous version of this article did not include results from Onslow County — a portion of the town resides in Onslow County — and has been updated.

PENDER COUNTY — Election results are coming in for five municipalities of Pender County.

Election results are unofficial until certified. Refresh this article Tuesday evening for updates as precincts submit results.

Contests are shown in alphabetical order. Despite party label shown below, municipal elections are nonpartisan. Data courtesy of the State Board of Elections.

Town of Atkinson

TOWN OF ATKINSON MAYOR (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1
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NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Elton Wendell Newkirk Sr. (Write-In) 30 43.48%
Fred Friebel (Write-In) 28 40.58%
Ken Smith (Write-In) 6 8.70%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 5 7.25%
0 0.00%
TOWN OF ATKINSON COMMISSIONER (VOTE FOR 2)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1
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NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Bryan Stewart 44 34.38%
Gary E. Alsup 35 27.34%
Michael Stealer 22 17.19%
Sara Fetty 19 14.84%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 8 6.25%
TOWN OF ATKINSON COMMISSIONER (UNEXPIRED TERM) (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1
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NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Denise Lewis 57 89.06%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 7 10.94%

Town of Burgaw

NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Vernon Harrell 133 29.10%
Wilfred (Red) Robbins 132 28.88%
William E. (Bill) George III 119 26.04%
Sheree E. Shepard 67 14.66%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 6 1.31%

Village of St. Helena

NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Robert M. Barnhill 21 95.45%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 1 4.55%
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Kaye Knowles 18 32.14%
William (Cowboy) Hunter 17 30.36%
Nancy Jones 17 30.36%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 4 7.14%

Town of Surf City

NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Doug Medlin 664 67.21%
Jeremy Shugarts 321 32.50%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 3 0.30%
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Dwight Torres 637 23.75%
William J. (Buddy) Fowler 545 20.32%
Donald Helms 451 16.82%
Kathleen G. Sumner 438 16.33%
David Gilbride 369 13.76%
Richard B. Vessov 222 8.28%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 20 0.75%

Town of Topsail Beach

NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Steve Smith 188 64.16%
Rodney Dillman 99 33.79%
Howard Braxton 6 2.05%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 0 0.00%
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
John Gunter 226 49.45%
Joe Bell 124 27.13%
Richard (Rich) Pollock 100 21.88%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 7 1.53%

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