— Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson announced he will not run for U.S. Marshal of the Middle District of North Carolina and will run for a fifth term as Sheriff in 2018.

“Taking all things into consideration, I (feel) that I’ve got work to do here” Johnson said. “My heart and soul is in Alamance County. This is where I was raised; this is my home.”

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Johnson said said he felt he could do more for the county as Sheriff than as a Marshal. Johnson has been the Alamance Sheriff since 2002.