Former Mayor Nelson Lee appears poised to return to the Tabor City Town Council, filing for the seat David Mincey is suddenly set to give up.
Lee, owner of The Todd House restaurant in Tabor City, filed Friday for one of three available seats voters will fill this November.
Mincey, who had filed for re-election last week, abruptly withdrew just minutes before the filing period closed at noon Friday. Mincey is Tabor City’s Postmaster.
Sam Rogers and Lamont Grate, both appointed to council late last year, also paid their $5 filing fees last week.
Local legislation approved earlier this year in Raleigh will result in the top two vote getters in November serving four-year terms, the one finishing third taking a two-year term that will restore council to it’s normal cycle of two council seats expiring every two years.
Look for more on this story in the July 24 Tabor-Loris Tribune print edition.