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4 SEASONS POLITICS: Democratic Women, Freeman endorsed

Shown are 1977 board members, seated from left, Elizabeth Clark, Lucy Miller (president), Phyllis Capps; standing, Ruth Semashko and Marilyn Miller. Shown are 1977 board members, seated from left, Elizabeth Clark, Lucy Miller (president), Phyllis Capps; standing, Ruth Semashko and Marilyn Miller.

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Democratic Women celebrate 40th anniversary


The Democratic Women of Henderson County will celebrate its 40th anniversary at an annual fall luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Hendersonville Country Club, with North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin as keynote speaker.
The organization looks back 40 years to its formation in 1977 when 144 women became charter members, led by Mae Alexander, Phyllis Capps, Elizabeth Clark, Billie Dalton, Pat Gossett, Lucy Miller, Marilyn Miller, Ruth Semashko, Bea Sumner and Sylvia Waters.
The DWHC founding members saw the expansion of women into the workforce beyond traditional roles; the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case; and the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). To buy tickets to the luncheon or to learn more about the organization, call 828-692-6424 or visit MYHCDP.COM.

Health care on menu at Democratic breakfast

Speaker Lance Goller, MPA, will speak about the current health care debate during the Henderson County Democratic Party’s monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at party headquarters, 905 Greenville Highway. All-you-can eat buffet is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children under 10 and free for first-time attendees.

Meadows endorses Freeman’s re-election


U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows has endorsed Mills River Mayor Larry Freeman for re-election in the Nov. 7 city election.
Freeman was first elected to represent Mills River’s Town Council District 1in 2009 and was re-elected without opposition in 2013. For the past four years he has also served as the town’s mayor, which is elected by the council.
“In the years that I’ve known him, Larry Freeman has been an outstanding friend and a rock in the Henderson County community,” Meadows said. “His strong and steady leadership has been critical not only to serving the people of Mills River locally but also in assisting people like myself as we look to serve and meet the needs closest to home.”
Freeman faces Brian Caskey in the District 1 race. One-stop voting starts Oct. 19.