Durham City Councilman Steve Schewel Elected Mayor

Durham City Councilman Steve Schewel Elected Mayor

City council member Steve Schewel—who founded The Independent Weekly in 1983 and sold the paper in 2012—will serve as Durham’s next mayor, taking over the seat held by Bill Bell for sixteen years.

Surrounded by friends, family, and campaign staffers, Schewel proclaimed victory from atop a table at Pompieri Pizza in downtown Durham, as the last precincts reported results in Tuesday’s election. He took the lead early on Tuesday and finished the night with 59 percent of votes cast in his favor.…

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