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A Wake County Superior Court judge has denied an appeal of the North Carolina State Board of Elections decision to certify Jody Greene as sheriff, according to Columbus County Board of Elections Director Carla Strickland.
The State Board of Elections will hold a hearing on the disputed Columbus County Sheriff's race today in Raleigh.
The long-disputed race for Columbus County sheriff could soon come to a close.
It has been two weeks since that decision and no meeting or hearing has been set by the state.
In the past two weeks, more than 70 democrats in Columbus County have left the party and that includes Columbus County Commissioner Ricky Bullard.
The Columbus County Board of Elections held its first regular meeting Monday since voting three to two last week that Jody Greene did not meet state requirements of residence to run for sheriff.
The Columbus County Board of Elections has decided Jody Greene did not meet state requirements of residence to run for office in a 3-2 vote.
Testimony ended Wednesday and will pick up in the morning for the case for who is the rightful sheriff of Columbus County.
The dispute over who should be the rightful sheriff of Columbus County is one step closer to being decided, after the Columbus County Board of Elections met Monday morning to set a date for the evidentiary hearing.