- Associated Press - Monday, September 26, 2016

TOBACCOVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Voters in the village of Tobaccoville will decide in November whether to remove their mayor.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported ( https://bit.ly/2cWPuXC) that the village council voted to put on the ballot the question of whether to recall Mayor Bill McHone.

McHone has been mayor for six years but state lawmakers approved a law earlier this year allowing voters to consider removing him. He was elected without opposition to his current term.

McHone voted with the council to put the question to the voters Nov. 8, saying he serves at the pleasure of the taxpayers. The Forsyth County board of elections certified the signatures of nearly 370 people on petitions requesting the recall.

James Catlett led the petition drive and said he doesn’t consider the 69-year-old McHone to be a leader.



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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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