As expected, City Councilor Meredith Richards has thrown her hat into the ring for the 5th District race. She filed the paperwork yesterday to seek the Democratic nomination. Her opponent for the nomination is George D. Shropshire III, a Campbell County truck driver and Teamster. The winner of that nominating convention will be pitted against newly-Republican incumbent Virgil Goode, of Rocky Mount. Bob Gibson has the story in today’s Progress.