WILMINGTON -- Registered voters headed to the polls Tuesday as J.C. Hearne and Pat Delair went head-to-head in a special election for the council seat left vacant when Bill Saffo became mayor.
At the VFW post on Carolina Beach Road, election officials said there had not been a huge turnout, citing that many voters had already cast their ballots in early voting, and that there is little interest in this election because there is only one race.
The polling stations closed at 7:30 p.m. Results are expected soon afterwards -- though they will be unofficial until the canvass next week.
Candidates differ in views
While both candidates agree on the major issues facing the city, such as the troubled sewer system and guiding growth, Hearne and Delair differ in their views as to how the city should be run.