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Originally published: 2014-02-19 13:24:09
Last modified: 2014-02-19 13:24:55

Two more join commissioners' race

by Anna Oakes

Two more people tossed hats into the ring Tuesday in the race for three open seats on the Watauga County Board of Commissioners.

Karen Greene Lerch of Sugar Grove, a Republican, will vie for the District 3 seat currently occupied by Democrat Billy Kennedy, who has filed for re-election. In addition, Larry K. Turnbow, a Democrat from Blowing Rock, will run for the District 4 seat held by Republican David Blust, who is also seeking re-election.

A third Republican has filed as a candidate for Democrat Kay Hagan's U.S. Senate seat -- Heather Grant of Wilkesboro, who filed Feb. 14.

Candidate filing for the 2014 elections continues through Friday, Feb. 28.