Second primary election Tuesday
by Allison Haver
The second primary is held to decide runoffs for certain races as a result of the May 6 primary election.
The only runoff on the ballot in Watauga County is the contest between Democrats Josh Brannon and Gardenia Henley to decide who will face Republican incumbent Virginia Foxx in the Fifth District Congressional race this November.
Brannon is a software developer from Vilas in Watauga County who said he will fight for the rights of people over corporations, for equal representation in government and for education.
Henley is a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired U.S. diplomat inspector general auditor in charge from Winston-Salem. Henley's highlighted platform tenets include ethical, transparent and unbiased representation; responsible use of tax dollars; and economic development and redevelopment.
The second primary election day is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at all precinct polling locations in the county. For more information, call (828) 265-8061.
Bald Mountain -- Todd Fire Department
Blowing Rock -- Blowing Rock Town Hall
Blue Ridge -- Laurel Fork Baptist Church
Boone 1 -- Watauga County Administration
Boone 2 -- Legends
Brushy Fork -- Oak Grove Baptist Church
Cove Creek -- Western Watauga Community
Elk -- Stewart Simmons Fire Department
Laurel Creek -- Cove Creek Fire Department
Meat Camp -- Meat Camp Fire Department
Boone 3 -- Agricultural Conference Center
New River 1 -- Boone Town Hall -- Council
New River 2 -- Three Forks Baptist Association
New River 3 -- Mutton Crossing
North Fork -- Edgar Eller's Garage
Shawneehaw -- Matney Community Center
Stony Fork -- Deep Gap Fire Department
Watauga -- Foscoe Fire Department
Beech Mountain -- Buckeye Recreation Center