Bernita Sims elected mayor in High Point

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Bernita Sims (File photo)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Bernita Sims was elected High Point’s mayor on Tuesday.

Sims, a long-time city council member, was running against Coy Williard, Christ Whitley, Matthew Fowler Sr. and Tammy Holyfield.

Sims took 32% of the vote.

Becky Smothers, the city’s current mayor, did not seek re-election but did win a seat on the city council.