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Averette to run for Granville commissioner

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OXFORD — Joshua H. Averette will run as an unaffiliated candidate in District 5 of the Granville County Board of Commissioners this year.

The Granville County Board of Elections said Wednesday it had accepted a petition from Averette to add him to the Nov. 3 ballot.

District 5 spans eastern Creedmoor and Wilton. Owen Roberts, the incumbent, is not running for a second term.

Republican Russ May and Democrat Donnie Boyd, who won in a primary this month, are also running for the seat.

Zelodis Jay won the Democratic primary for District 1 on the board of commissioners. He and Tony W. Cozart, District 4, and Sue Hinman, District 3, are running unopped in November.