Alan Gilbert received 503 votes, Joel Macon was just three votes ahead with 506.
Even though no one was actually running for mayor of the Pender County town of Atkinson there is a clear winner of last night's election.
The debate over whether the Pender County community of Hampstead should be incorporated is over. The vote wasn't even close. Seventy-two percent of voters said no. If Tuesday night's election results were any indication people like Flack are happy with the Hampstead community just the way it is.
With the temperatures dropping you may be cranking up your furnace for the first time this season.
The convention center was one of the most hotly contested issues in the Wilmington city election this year. It is also a topic on the City Council agenda Wednesday night.
One of the largest voter turnouts was in Pender County, where voters overwhelmingly rejected two controversial referenda on the ballot.
Ronald Sparks and Kristi Tomey were the top vote-getters, beating out incumbent Pat Delair and newcomer Susan Clarke.
For more than 70 percent of people in Columbus County a sales tax increase was the only issue on the ballot.
With two men with experience running for Leland mayor many thought the race between incumbent Walter Futch and former mayor Frankie Thomas would be a close one.