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Teenager Loses Bid To Be Siler City Mayor

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SILER CITY, N.C. — A 19-year-old who wanted to be Siler City's next mayor lost his bid for office.

Jonus Nobles ran as a write-in candidate after the Chatham County Board of Elections told him he was too young to run. He received nine votes out of more than 650 cast.

According to the state constitution, candidates for office must be 21.

Incumbent Charles Turner will serve another term as Siler City's mayor after receiving 80 percent of the votes Tuesday. Runner-up Pem Hobbs received 20 percent.

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