Most cities and towns across North Carolina held their elections Tuesday. 

In Rural Hall, four incumbent town council members were on the ballot. But two of them, Ricky S. Plunkett and Jesse Stigall, resigned less than two weeks before the election in a dispute that shook up the town government. 

The move also prompted State Treasurer Dale Folwell to call for an investigation of the town's finances.

There wasn't time to remove the names of the former Rural Hall council members from the ballot. They both ended up losing with only a small percentage of the vote. 

In the race for Burlington mayor, City Councilmember Jim Butler defeated incumbent Ian Baltutis.

Most incumbent mayors in the area were re-elected, some without challengers. They included mayors in Lewisville, Kernersville, and Jamestown.

The results are complete but unofficial.

Greensboro's city elections would have been the biggest of the night for the area. But they've been put off until March because of a delay in census data.

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