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Polls across the state closed Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., marking the close of the election and leaving candidates and citizens alike on the edge of their seats awaiting results. Despite a few technical difficulties with the State Board of Elections' reporting website, all precincts had been tallied and recorded by about 11 p.m.
North Carolina voters set record numbers on Election Day this year. Midterm voter participation reached an all-time high with 43.99 percent of registered voters casting their ballot.
As Election Day continued to progress, Newton and Conover voting precincts steadily saw voters.
â€śI think that there are a lot of things on the ballot that people are concerned about,â€ť said Northside Fire Station precinct worker Sue Laney. â€śWeâ€™ve had a lot more traffic than usual.â€ť
An air of excitement flooded the top floor of Blue Moon Tavern in Newton as the final ballots were counted in Catawba County. Local Republican candidates gathered there Tuesday evening to watch as the unofficial election results brought victory for many in attendance.
House Speak Thom Tillis has defeated incumbent Senator Kay Hagan for the 2014 U.S. Senate election in North Carolina.
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Things are starting to settle down here," said Claremont Fire Chief Bart Travis as he stepped into a closed session meeting with the city council. "We're getting back to focusing on what we need to be focusing on."
The Saturday before election day, the Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry draws candidates out for an afternoon of fellowship, food and entertainment. Each year, the organizers of the event aim to include a keynote speaker from the highest election on that docket.
To mark the completion of the Golden Spike Campaign, the Newton Depot Authority is hosting a Milepost Celebration on Saturday, November 15 at the Historic Newton Depot. The general public is invited to attend from 12 noon until 2pm. Live music and refreshments will be offered and docents will lead tours of the pavilion and museum. The event is free of charge.