Former NC Sheriff Won't Get GOP Support In Race

A former North Carolina sheriff is not getting any help from the local Republican Party in his bid to reclaim the office he lost after pleading guilt to felony obstruction of justice and resigning six years ago.

Gerald Hege told the Winston-Salem Journal for a story Saturday that he doesn't need the support of leaders of the county party he helped build to win back his job as Davidson County sheriff.

Hege is running against Republican Sheriff David Grice who was appointed in 2004 to finish Hege's unexpired term.

County party chairman Lance Barrett says he doesn't expect Hege to participate in party events before the primary.

Two other candidates running for the Republican nomination are retired state trooper Terry Price and former deputy Edgar Shuler Jr.


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