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Vote for Ted is a vote for the mill?

Senate candidate Ted Alexander makes a point. Senate candidate Ted Alexander makes a point.

If Ted Alexander's longshot campaign for U.S. Senate is successful, prospects for the Grey Hosiery Mill could brighten.

Yep, the Ted Alexander who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is the same Ted Alexander who runs the western regional office of Preservation North Carolina, which is in charge of the hunt for a developer for the 99-year-old mill on Grove Street.
A native of Morganton, Alexander, 53, served as mayor of Shelby for eight years. He is among eight candidates for the Republican nomination in a Senate race that is widely watched.
The City Council last month authorized Preservation NC to interview and vet applicants and come back with a recommendation.
In an interview Saturday at the Henderson County Republican Convention, Alexander assured Four Seasons Politics that he has time to work for Preservation NC, save the mill and save the United States of America by joining the Senate.