Election Day is here!

Results pour in for primary races across eastern N.C.


Voters across eastern North Carolina decided their parties’ nominees in dozens of primary races Tuesday.

Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and closed at 7:30 p.m. 

9 On Your Side has team coverage of a number of races, a few of which are highlighted below.

For a full list of races and results, click here.

State Senate District 5:

District 5 represents Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Wayne counties.

Don Davis, the incumbent, defeated Snow Hill lawyer Lonnie Carraway in the Democratic primary.

Davis has served for four terms so far. 

Kimberly Robb edged out Tony Moore in the Republican primary. 

Moore served in the state Senate in the early 2000s, and Robb is the current district attorney of Pitt County. 

9 On Your Side spoke to both Davis and Robb prior to the election. 

Davis the Democratic victor, he said he wants to continue to represent the district.

“We have been the voice of eastern North Carolina, and the people of Pitt and Greene county, and I intend to continue to be that voice,” Davis ssaid.

Robb, the Republican front runner, said she would like to inject new life into the role.

“I am still young enough that I have a lot of energy,” said Robb. “I work extremely hard, and I would treat this as a full time job, and I intend to work very hard for the citizens of North Carolina.” 

U.S. House of Representatives, District 3: 

One of the biggest races up for grabs was the Republican battle for District 3.

Incumbent Walter B. Jones defeated challengers Scott Dacey and Phil Law.

For some, the  race was a way to measure the support for President Donald Trump in the East.

Dacey ran on a platform of full support for the Trump agenda.

Jones has been attacked by his opponents as not being sufficiently supportive of the president.

Jones has been reluctant to support certain Trump policies, like health care reform and the border wall. 

Sheriff races:

In Onslow County, current Sheriff Hans Miller defeated  challengers Walter Scott and Boyd Brown. 

In Beaufort County, incumbent Sheriff Ernie Coleman defeated Donald Dixon in the Republican primary, while Al J. Whitney won for the Democrats.

In Pitt County, Paula Dance will represent the Democratic ticket, while Gary Weaver will represent the Republicans. 

In Bertie County, there is controversy centering on an ongoing lawsuit questioning the residents of challenge Adrian Bowen.

It alleges Bowen does not live in Bertie County.

Bowen is running against current Sheriff John Holley. 

While the totals will be announced Tuesday night, the official winner will not be certified until the county attorney settles the case.

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