The April 5 Shallotte board of aldermen meeting ended with a new mayor.
Alan Lewis, former mayor pro tem, was sworn in as mayor of Shallotte.
The vote was unanimous. Lewis was appointed to fill the vacancy of mayor created by the death of Mayor Buddy Kelly on March 2.
The board was advised of proper procedure to fill the vacancy by Laura Thompson, town attorney. Lewis will serve as mayor until the next General Election in November. At that time he has the option to run for the position.