Dorsett sworn in as Archdale mayor

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Jul. 9—ARCHDALE — After more than two decades of serving on Archdale City Council, a retired school teacher is the city's newest mayor.

Lewis Dorsett's appointment follows the retirement of Bert Lance-Stone, who served as the city's mayor for more than 20 years. Dorsett served on council for more than two decades from Ward 4.

He retired in 2018 as a teacher at Trinity High School and serves on the board of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce.

According to state statute, a vacancy that occurs in an elective city office is to be filled by appointment of the city council. Any appointment would allow the person who fills the vacancy to serve until an elected successor takes office. Lance-Stone's unexpired term expires in 2022.

This marks the second consecutive time Archdale's mayoral seat was filled during the term of a retiring city official. Lance-Stone was appointed mayor after J.J. Warren retired after 27 years of service to the city.

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