Incumbent New Bern Mayor Tom Bayliss lost his re-election bid.
Unofficial returns show challenger Lee Bettis Jr. defeating him in Tuesday's runoff election.
Bettis had 2,511 votes. Bayliss had 1,911.
In the runoff for Alderman in Ward 4, Johnny Kinsey is the winner over Joan Bottcher. Kinsey had 340 votes to Bottcher's 318.