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Some NC voters face 2nd round of primary elections

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - More than two months since North Carolina held its primary election, it's time for a second round for contests that weren't decided in May.

Runoffs are being held Tuesday in 37 of the state's 100 counties. None of the 15 races are for statewide offices. The partisan contests mostly involve races for sheriff, coroner and county commissioner between May's top two vote-getters.

The most attention is on the heavily Republican 6th Congressional District around Greensboro. Incumbent GOP Rep. Howard Coble decided to retire after 30 years in office. Baptist minister Mark Walker is facing Phil Berger Jr., the Rockingham County district attorney and son of powerful state Senate leader Phil Berger.

Josh Brannon and Gardenia Henley are seeing the Democratic Party nomination in the 5th District in northwestern North Carolina.

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