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No elections in Whigham or Cairo

Qualifying ended Friday and the results in both Cairo and Whigham were the same.

Cairo City Clerk Carolyn Lee reported late Friday that only incumbents qualified for re-election including Mayor Richard VanLandingham and Councilmen James H. (Jimmy) Douglas and Ernest Cloud Jr. Since no other candidates qualified the incumbents qualifying was tantamount to election.

The same was true in Whigham where City Clerk Lisa Calhoun reported that Mayor Jimmie Laing was the only candidate to qualify for Whigham mayor and only five candidates qualified for council, which means there will be no municipal elections in Whigham this year.

Incumbents George Trulock, Jim Sellers, Lisa Sellers, and Carole Booth qualified in addition to political newcomer Eric T. Brown.

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