‘Grateful’: Durham elects O’Neal city’s first Black female mayor

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — While the outcome of Durham’s mayoral election was already certain, it did not steal the excitement when Elaine O’Neal walked in the doors of the Rickhouse on Tuesday night. Officially, the mayor-elect. The first Black woman to be mayor of the Bull City.

Former Durham Mayor Bill Bell introduced his political mentee as O’Neal arrived to this room full of supporters — including the Durham County sheriff and district attorney…Source: Joel Brown, ABC11