Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas has won re-election, defeating challenger Thomas Best 6,067 votes to 4,472 votes in complete but unofficial totals from the Pitt County Board of Elections.
At-large candidate Calvin Mercer defeated incumbent Dennis Mitchell 5,375 votes to 4,916 votes as the final precincts reported. Several races were very close.
District 4 candidate Rick Smiley defeated Terri Williams 1,556 votes to 1,543 votes. District 5 candidate Richard Croskery defeated Michael Overton 1,392 votes to 1,247 votes, with James Woodley garnering 104 votes.
Incumbent District 3 City Council member Marion Blackburn won re-election with 851 votes to Katherine Wetherington's 776 votes. Incumbent Kandie Smith also won re-election to her District 1 seat.
Pitt County voters also approved a measure to allow the county to sell $19.9 million in bonds for expansion at Pitt Community College. The vote was 10,755 to 6,479 with all 40 precincts reporting.
Winterville chose incumben Mayor Doug Jackson over challenger Calvin Henderson 844 votes to 521 votes. Grifton Mayor Billy Ray Jackson handily defeated challenger Gene Cole 336 votes to 96 votes, and the town approved a bond issue to improve city streets.
Turnout countywide was 15.58 percent, with 17,828 of 114,463 registered voters casting ballots Tuesday and during the 13-day early voting period. Turnout in 2009, the last municipal election, was 16.45 percent with 11,178 people voting, according to the elections board. It was 17.23 percent in 2007, with 15,316 people voting.
Here are the City Council totals:
Mayor: With 28 of 28 precincts reporting, plus early voting totals, Mayor Allen Thomas has 6067 votes and challenger Tom Best has 4472 votes.
At-Large: With 28 of 28 precincts reporting, plus early voting totals, Calvin Mercer has 5375 votes and Dennis Mitchell has 4916 votes.
District 1: With 13 of 13 precincts reporting, plus early voting totals, Clinton Ray Anderson has 416 votes and incumbent Kandie Smith has 978 votes.
District 3: With 7 of 7 precincts reporting, plus early voting totals, incumbent Marion Blackburn has 856 votes and challenger Katherine Wetherington has 779 votes.
District 4: With 9 of 9 precincts reporting, plus early voting totals, Rick Smiley has 1,556 votes and Terri Williams has 1,543 votes.
District 5: With 8 of 8 precincts reporting, plus early voting totals, Richard Croskery has 1,392 votes, Michael Overton has 1,247 votes and James Woodley has 104 votes.