Two contenders announced for Lumberton mayor

Two names are in the hat to replace former Lumberton Mayor Aaron Lott who stepped down amid financial struggles last month.

Johnathan Griffith and Larry Strahan were both qualified by the city, and now it is up to the state's election commission to verify the candidates.

Whoever takes over will serve the remainder of Lott's term, which will end in June of 2009. The election is set for April 17.