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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 […]

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Hope Mills mayor pro tem dies

The mayor pro tem of Hope Mills has died, officials said Saturday.

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Bill Bell Endorses Farad Ali for Mayor of Durham

In a surprise press conference Thursday afternoon, Durham mayor Bill Bell threw his support behind former city councilman Farad Ali to serve as his successor. Bell had already made a public endorsement in the Ward 1 city council race, supporting incumbent and mayor pro tem Cora Cole-McFadden, but had yet to weigh in on the […]

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Candidate calls for runoff election, debate with Raleigh mayor

Mayoral candidate Charles Francis on Sunday announced he is requesting a runoff election with Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.

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