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NC voters see runoff primaries in 37 counties

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RALEIGH, NC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

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 district attorneys, county commissioners and sheriffs.

Most counties with a partisan contest on Tuesday' have just one on the ballot.

The most prominent contest is between Baptist minister Mark Walker of Greensboro and Phil Berger Jr., the Rockingham County district attorney and son of powerful state Senate leader Phil Berger. The winner will be heavily favored against Democrat Laura Fjeld in November. The winner replaces 30-year GOP incumbent Rep. Howard Coble.

Democrats in the 5th Congressional District that runs from the Winston-Salem suburbs to the Tennessee border choose either software developer Josh Brannon or retired federal employee Gardenia Henley. The winner faces Republican incumbent Virginia Foxx.

Western NC runoff races

Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday and will close at 7:30 p.m. across North Carolina.

And voters in western North Carolina have a few runoff races of their own.

In Henderson County, the GOP race for Register of Deeds is between Evona Johnson Kilpatrick and Lee King.

In Jackson County, the GOP race for Sheriff is between Curtis Andrew Lambert and James Harold Hodgins.

And in Rutherford County, the GOP race for Clerk of Superior Court is between Steve H. Owens and Tammy Clements Aldridge.

Voters can look up their polling place here and check results after the polls close here.

Copyright 2014 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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