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Catawba County commissioners Barbara Beatty and Dan Hunsucker secured the most votes in Tuesday's Republican primary.
Hunsucker garnered 37 percent of the commission race vote, while Beatty received 30 percent.
Challengers Kevin Spiva and Steve Graves will not advance to November's general election, where Beatty and Hunsucker will face Democratic challenger Steve Hunt in the race for two county commission seats.
To read more of this story and other election news, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.