Hise defeats Lavender in state senate primary; McDowell commission races close

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Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 9:27 pm | Updated: 10:06 pm, Tue May 6, 2014.

Incumbent Ralph Hise defeated challenger Michael Lavender in the Republican primary for NC Senate District 47, which includes McDowell, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford and Yancey counties.

Lavender, a McDowell County commissioner, did not carry his home county, losing to Hise by a 1,113 to 1,045 margin with all 17 precincts reporting, according to the state Board of Election's website. In Rutherford, Hise led Lavender 2,594 votes to 1,404 with 14 or 17 precincts reporting at 9:17 p.m. Hise held wide leads in the other counties, as well, though the vote was closer in Hise's home county of Mitchell, where he had previously served as mayor.

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