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The May 17 primary has been set as filing came to an end today at noon.

The races are as follows:

North Carolina House

In the Democratic race for the District 27 state House of Representatives, Jerry McDaniel will challenge incumbent Michael Wray.

The winner of that race will face Republican Wes Tripp, the sole GOP challenger for the seat.

Superior court judge

Two challengers have filed for the North Carolina Superior Court judge seat currently held by Norlan Graves, who was appointed to the seat following the retirement of Judge Alma Hinton.

Chief District Court Judge Brenda Green Branch has filed for the seat along with attorney Geoffrey Davis.

District attorney

Jamal Summey and Kim Gourier Scott are running for the District 7 district attorney’s seat after the announcement by sitting DA Valerie Asbell that she is retiring.

Halifax County commissioners

Two incumbent county commissioners have filed for their at-large seats — Vernon J. Bryant and J. Rives Manning Jr. The third at-large seat held by Patrick Qualls is open as he opted not to run for another term.

Challengers are Bruce Temple, Chuck Hasty, Denise Sneed Savage, Chenoa Richardson Davis and Trian D “Scoop” Hammie. Attorney Sammy Davis Webb is running as a Republican.

Commissioner John Smith filed for the district 2 seat he was appointed to following the death of his son, Marcelle. No one has filed to run against him.

Halifax County Clerk of Superior Court

Incumbent Becky Spragins refiled. James Edward Mills of Scotland Neck filed to run against Spragins.

Halifax County sheriff

Three people are running for sheriff — Chief Deputy Scott Hall, former state Highway Patrol Trooper Jimmie Silver and Enfield Town Manager Tyree Davis.

Halifax County Board of Education

In the Halifax County Schools Board of Education race Claude “Clutch” Cooper and Joyce Silver Lashley have filed to retain their seats. 

No one has yet been appointed to fill the term of the late Susie Evans, who died in January and whose term expires this year.

Challengers who have filed include Warren Keith Bell, Michael Hawkins Sr., Rodney D. Pierce, Barbara Wilkins, and Janaire Robinson.

Roanoke Rapids City Council

Incumbent Mayor Emery G. Doughtie has refiled and will run unopposed. Former city police Chief Greg Lawson had filed to run in December but withdrew on February 24, the board of elections office confirmed.

District 1 Councilwoman Suetta Scrabrough will run unopposed. District 2 Councilman Wayne Smith will run unopposed.

Weldon City Schools

The Weldon City Schools Board of Education race will be held on November 8.

Incumbents Tanya Byrd-Robinson, Edith Jenkins, Tiffany Hale, and James “Tank” Williams have all filed. 

Challengers will be Tongia Northington and Bert Fortier.

Enfield town board

Incumbent Enfield Mayor Wayne Anderson will be challenged by William Mondale Robinson.

In the District A Enfield race incumbent Bobby Whitaker will be challenged by Brenda Moore and District B incumbent Kenneth Ward will be challenged by Sarah Brinker.