Local Republicans vote 'no primary"

From Staff Reports

   Carter County Republicans will not hold a primary this upcoming election year. The Executive Committee of the Carter County Republican Party nixed the primary for the first time in over a quarter of a century in a meeting on the issue at the Carter County Courthouse Wednesday. On a motion duly submitted and seconded, argument both pro and con were submitted by various committee members. The final vote was 8-2 against a local level primary in 2002.
   The Executive Committee also appointed planners for the annual Lincoln Day event, typically scheduled for February or March. A subcommittee will make a progress report at an upcoming meeting, and the precise arrangements will be announced at a later date.