Under the Dome

Wilkesboro nurse eyes U.S. Senate race

Heather Grant, a nurse at an urgent care in Wilkesboro, has her eyes on the U.S. Senate seat now held by Kay Hagan.

The Wilkes-Journal Patriot is reporting that Grant will kick off her campaign Aug.9 with a rally at the Wilkes (County) Heritage Museum.

The Wilkes County native is a former Army nurse. She and her husband have three children.

She told the paper that her decision to run is rooted in her military service, working with the behavioral health care needs of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

“It was during this 26-month assignment that I realized that our federal government was not always acting in the best interest of our nation’s citizens,” she said. “This is when I first began to think about how I could do more to help.”

Grant will face House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius and Greg Brannon, a Cary obstetrician in the Republican primary.

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