Several candidates filed for primary election

Filing closed on Monday for candidates in the 2018 elections. (The primary will be held on March 20 and the general election on Nov. 6.)

Randolph County only has one contested spot for the primary election, while the rest will be decided in the general election.

With County Clerk Pat Laramore not running for re-election, three candidates have put their name in for the position. On the Republican ballot are Cypress A. Gibson of Coulterville and Melanie L. Johnson of Sparta. Unopposed on the Democratic ballot is Bobby Klausing of Sparta.

For the full list of candidates, please see this week’s print edition.