Lumberton mayor-elect to be sworn in

Aaron Lott is the apparent winner of the special election for mayor of Lumberton, collecting 322 votes, or nearly two-thirds of the total ballots cast.

Curtis Merritt got 164 votes and 21 votes went to Christian Sandifer Jr.

Election officials say 28 affidavit ballots still have to be counted.

The election committee will meet Wednesday morning certify the election. The swearing-in is set for Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

The new mayor will fill the unexpired term of Dorman Davis, who retired in August, citing health reasons.