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Keever seeks state Democratic chair

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Former state representative and current North Carolina Democratic Party 1st Vice Chair Patsy Keever of Asheville announced her candidacy for party chair on Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: 2014 election | Democratic Party | Patsy Keever | 2016 election

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League hosting candidate forum tonight

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The League of Women Voters of Henderson County is hosting candidate forums from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and 8.   Read Story »

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County Commission race left winners and losers

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  Among the organizations that had reason to celebrate the election results on May 6 were the Flat Rock Playhouse, Pardee Hospital, the schools and the Friends of Ecusta Trail.     Read Story »

Tags: 2014 election | 2014 Board of Commissioners election

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WHO GAVE WHAT: Henderson County sheriff

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald outraised and outspent his two challengers in the 2014 primary, campaign finance records show.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2014 election

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As crowd rallies for schools, Apodaca vows 'sizable' pay raise for teachers

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Aggrieved teachers, public school supporters and other advocates for education rallied at the Henderson County Courthouse Square on Saturday to denounce education cuts and urge the public to fight for a reversal.   Read Story »

Tags: Education | 2014 election

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Pay raises, coal ash top agenda, McGrady says

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As the General Assembly convened its annual session, state Rep. Chuck McGrady predicted that lawmakers will fund a raise for teachers and state employees, pass legislation that orders coal ash ponds to be closed and tweak two laws that are currently under challenge in the courts — teacher tenure and school vouchers.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Legislature | 2014 election

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Lapsley ousts Young; Edney, Thompson, McDonald win

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Longtime civil engineer Bill Lapsley ousted three-term incumbent Larry Young in Tuesday's Republican primary, and joined incumbents Michael Edney and Tommy Thompson, who survived challenges.   Read Story »

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Voters to choose sheriff, county commissioners in primary

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From a Republican U.S. Senate primary that has draw national attention to a county Register of Deeds office open for the first time in 16 years, Henderson County voters will choose nominees in Tuesday's primary election. For many of the offices, the primary will determine the ultimate winner because no Democrat has filed.   Read Story »

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ECO to host candidate forum on April 24

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ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, will host primary candidates at a forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the City Operations Center.   Read Story »

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Tea Party announces endorsements for sheriff, County Commission

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Tags: 2014 election | 2014 sheriff election | 2014 Board of Commissioners election | 2014 11th Congressional District election | 2014 10th Congressional District Election

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League kicks off candidate forums next week

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The League of Women Voters of Henderson County will kick off candidate forums for the 2014 primary on Wednesday night.   Read Story »

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GOP eyes then drops boycott of League forum

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The League of Women Voters has set campaign forums for April 2 and April 9, although it is fighting a whisper campaign among Republicans calling for a boycott.   Read Story »

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Chamber to host election forum

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Former T-N reporter seeks Nesbitt's seat

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Here's a blast from the past.   Read Story »

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Meadows to keynote GOP convention

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U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows will deliver the keynote address and local Republicans will hear from three U.S. Senate candidates and members of the county's legislative delegation during the party's annual convention on Saturday at the Opportunity House.   Read Story »

Tags: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | 2014 election

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GOP sets forums for local races

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The Henderson County Republican Party plans a series of Thursday night campaign forums in April that it hopes will include all 15 Republican candidates on the primary ballot for local office.   Read Story »

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Meadows gets an opponent, Apodaca reacts to Dan River

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CAMPAIGN NOTES: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows announced his candidacy for reelection in the 11th Congressional District, saying he needs to continue fighting for jobs and Christian values and against "excessive government spending."   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2014 election | Mosscolumn

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Cash donations trip up McDonald campaign

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald and his supporters were pleased when they took in thousands of dollars at a golf tournament and campaign fundraiser last Nov. 1 at Etowah Valley Country Club.   Read Story »

Tags: 2014 election | 2014 sheriff election

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Moles to retire as register of deeds, King is first to file

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Nedra Moles, who has served as Register of Deeds since 1994, said Monday will not run for a sixth term.   Read Story »

Tags: 2014 election | 2014 Register of Deeds election

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Election 2014 officially opens

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Snow could not stay candidates from their appointed round on Monday.     Read Story »

Tags: 2014 election | 2014 sheriff election | 2014 Board of Commissioners election

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Former commissioner joins Griffin's team

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Henderson County Board of Commissioners candidate Tim Griffin on Friday night announced the formation of his campaign committee, including former commissioner Don Ward as the head of his steering committee.     Read Story »

Tags: 2014 election | Henderson County Commissioner Tommy Thompson | 2014 Board of Commissioners election | Tim Griffin

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McGrady promises focus on teacher pay

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady joined a growing list of incumbents calling for higher teacher pay as he announced his intention to seek a third term in state House.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | 2014 election | 2014 state House District 117 election

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Passions run high in campaigns for sheriff

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Having run the Henderson County Sheriff's Department for almost two years carrying out a pledge of reform and professional standards, Charlie McDonald might have gone into the election season confident that no one would oppose him.   Read Story »

Tags: 2014 election | 2014 sheriff election

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Apodaca will run on record of job gains, local service

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State Sen. Tom Apodaca said he plans to run on his 12-year record in the state Senate when he faces challenger Rick Wood this fall.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | 2014 election | 2014 state Senate race

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Riddle kicking off campaign with Super Bowl party

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Andrew Riddle will kick off his campaign for a seat on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners with a Super Bowl party and fundraiser at Moe's Original Bar B Que downtown on Feb. 2.   Read Story »

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Wood kicks off education-centered campaign

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MILLS RIVER — Backed by a team of advisers with more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, Rick Wood kicked off his campaign for state Senate on Saturday, promising to reverse decisions he said have crippled North Carolina schools.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Rick Wood | 2014 election | 2014 state Senate race

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Fletcher chief Summey becomes 5th sheriff's candidate

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Erik B. Summey, a former Henderson County sheriff's deputy and current Fletcher police chief, on Tuesday became the third Republican to announce plans to challenge incumbent Sheriff Charlie McDonald, who is also a Republican.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2014 election | 2014 sheriff election | Erik Summey

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Michael Brown running for sheriff

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Michael Brown is making a third run for Henderson County sheriff.   Read Story »

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North Carolina Politics

Top Senate candidates confirmed for Taylor dinner

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Three announced candidates for the Republican nominations for U.S. Senate will headline the program at the 21st annual Holiday Dinner at the Expo Center at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville hosted by former congressman Charles H. Taylor.   Read Story »

Tags: Thom Tillis | 2014 election | Charles H. Taylor | 2014 U.S. Senate race | U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan

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GOP chair Riddle to challenge Edney

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Henderson County Republican Party chair Andrew Riddle plans to run against Michael Edney next year for the District 1 seat on the Board of Commissioners.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioner Michael Edney | Andrew Riddle | 2014 election

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Voicing public school support, Edwards challenges McGrady

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A retired law officer who says the North Carolina Legislature handed out $50 million in private school vouchers while cutting classroom teaching assistants, the State Highway Patrol and other services, is running for the Republican nomination for the state House seat held by Rep. Chuck McGrady.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | 2014 election

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Former deputy files for sheriff

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A former Henderson County sheriff's deputy has filed papers to run for the Republican nomination for sheriff.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2014 election

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Citing NC's 'race to the bottom,' Wood will challenge Sen. Apodaca

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Henderson County School Board member Rick Wood said today he is running against state Sen. Tom Apodaca in an effort to turn around what he called the Legislature's "race to the bottom" in education funding.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | NC Legislature | NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Rick Wood | 2014 election