It is also unclear in the very tight Board of Education race in Avery, with enough provisional votes to change the unofficial outcomeSteve Smith leading the ballot, Smith followed by Robert Clark with 2032 votes and John Glenn Hicks with 2028.
And Sheriff Kevin Frye easily withstood the challenge of two other candidates for the nomination, including incumbent commissioner Reo Griffith.
In Ashe, Sheriff James Williams who did not face a primary opponent, will face Tim Winters on the fall ballot, Winters beating Chris Welch for the Republican nomination by over 200 votes.
In the Ashe Commission Race, William Sands led Republican candidates, followed by Bruno Richardson and Jeff Rosetheir totals well ahead of incumbents Judy Porter Poe and Gerald price who finished 6th and 7th.
Top Democrats on the Ashe commission ballot were Richard Blackburn, Cabot Hamilton, and Dan McMillan, with Lynn Graham and Larry Dix well back of the pack.