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Counties still counting votes in 13-way appeals court race (access required)

Court of Appeals Judge Cressie Thigpen Jr. is maintaining his lead over challenger Doug McCullough as workers at county elections boards across the state continue to count second- and third-place votes to determine the winner of the seat that went up for grabs when Judge James A. Wynn Jr. was confirmed to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. As of Thursday evening, elections officials in 52 of North Carolina's 100 counties had completed their counting. But state elections board officials said they didn't have a good breakdown on which counties were reporting, and it would be impossible to project a winner.

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Keeping the seat: Appeals court judge Rick Elmore beats Steven Walker in contentious race (access required)

In a year when dissatisfied voters around the nation ands state tossed out incumbents, North Carolina's Court of Appeals judges fended off their challengers, including one who proved stiff competition to a veteran judge. That contest - the most closely watched of any of the appellate court races - pitted Court of Appeals Judge Rick Elmore (pictured left), an eight-year veteran of the court and former defense attorney in Greensboro, against Steven Walker, who serves as clerk to Supreme Court Justice Edward Thomas Brady.

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