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NC voters see runoff primaries in 37 counties

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By EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Voters in three dozen North Carolina counties are choosing their party's nominees in a second round of primary elections, mostly for local races including county commissioners and sheriffs.

Most counties with a partisan contest on Tuesday' have just one on the ballot. State elections board spokesman Josh Lawson says the only problem so far was one precinct in Forsyth County opening 15 minutes late.

The most prominent contest is to succeed 30-year GOP incumbent Congressman Howard Coble.

The race pits Baptist minister Mark Walker of Greensboro against Phil Berger Jr., the Rockingham County district attorney and son of powerful state Senate leader Phil Berger. The winner faces Democrat Laura Fjeld in November.

Democrats in the 5th Congressional District choose either software developer Josh Brannon or retired federal employee Gardenia Henley.

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