Preliminary results are coming in for election primaries

August 20, 2009

NEW — 1:15 p.m. Aug. 20, 2009

Rich Crispo and Karin Blakely look to be heading for the general election in the race for Newcastle City Council Position 5, held by Deputy Mayor Dan Hubbell.

As of 4:10 p.m. Aug. 19, Crispo collected 49.12 percent of the vote, Blakely collected 28.37 percent and Larry Betsch collected 22.18 percent in the Aug. 18 primary. There have been 1,242 ballots recorded at this point, 20.64 percent of Newcastle’s registered voters.

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