SPINDALE— A day-long trip to Rutherford County for U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry on Monday ended in a town hall meeting at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College. 

M.J. Lugo, left, and his son, Raphael hold Ted Cruz signs at the Hudlow Fire Department polling location on Highway 64. Cruz came in second in Rutherford County among Republicans.

FOREST CITY — A total of 13,769 Rutherford County ballots were cast in the primary election. In the only two locally competitive races, Eddie Holland and Rachel Thomas were winners.

Poll workers assisting people at the Sandy Mush polling place on Tuesday.

FOREST CITY—Incumbent Republican Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, began his bid for a second term after defeating challengers Charles Kenneth Moss and C. Robert Brawley in the primary by over 5,000 votes.

FOREST CITY — A total of 13,769 (32 percent) registered voters in Rutherford County came out to the polls for the North Carolina primary and named Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton the victors, winning the Republican and Democratic nomination respectively.

FOREST CITY—Almost 32 percent of registered voters came out to the polls for the North Carolina primary and Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton were victorious in Rutherford County, winning the Republican and Democratic nomination respectively.