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Maggie Valley -- The mayor of Maggie Valley was killed while working at a construction site on Friday afternoon.
Mayor Ron DeSimone was killed when he was working at a construction site (He worked as a general contractor in addition to his mayoral duties.). Heavy building materials fell on him from the roof. The death was ruled an accident.
DeSimone became mayor in 2011. He planned to run for re-election this year. His platform was built on increasing tourism and economic development.