We were keeping an eye on four open seats in the Triangle area in Tuesday's primary. The results:
House District 38 (Raleigh): Democrat Yvonne Holley beat challengers Abeni El-Amin and Lee Sartain by a healthy margin. There's no Republican candidate for this seat, so Holley is likely headed straight for the House.
House District 49 (Raleigh): Dr. Jim Fulghum handily defeated former House Rep. Russell Capps in the Republican primary. He'll face Democrat Keith Karlsson in the fall.
Senate District 18 (Wake/Franklin): This new district includes part of what used to be former Wake County manager Sen. Richard Stevens' district. The GOP winner, Chad Barefoot, is a former policy analyst to House Majority Leader Skip Stam. Barefoot came in well ahead of fellow Republicans Michael Schriver and state House Rep. Glen Bradley, both from Franklin County, the upper end of the new district. Barefoot will face incumbent Democrat Doug Berger this fall.
Senate District 22 (Durham): City Councilman Mike Woodard defeated attorney Kerry Sutton in the Democratic primary. He'll face Republican Milton Holmes in November.