According to unofficial early and absentee totals, Long received 73 votes (57 percent) and Emery received 54 votes (43 percent).
The city’s rules of order and procedure state that when a holiday or general election occurs on any regular Tuesday meeting of the City Council, the meeting shall be held on the following Thursday.
A free support group for new mothers facing postpartum challenges will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at Terra Tots Natural Parenting.
The meeting has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Room 326 of Fayetteville City Hall.
The meeting is being held to make a final decision on who will be hired
to fill the new Deputy Executive Director employment position, according to a news release issued Monday afternoon.