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Ask Matt ... about ups and downs of 2016

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Tags: 2016 election | 2016 apple crop | 2016 downtown hotel project

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ALMOST OVER! Here's where to drop off signs

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Early voting ends at 1 p.m. Saturday

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Female voters outnumbered male voters by 3,159 after 10 days of early voting in Henderson County, election figures show, and more Republicans had voted than Democrats and independents.   Read Story »

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Sheriff's warning: It's a crime to steal signs

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Grady Hawkins, Henderson County commissioner and Trump supporter, was impressed at the determination of sign thieves who took a 4x6-foot Trump sign from a yard on Kanuga Road.   Read Story »

Tags: 2016 election | 2016 presidential election

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LIGHTNING RECOMMENDS: School Board

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This School Board election season has brought a welcome change for voters who dutifully study the candidates and go to the polls. The 2016 election has issues that matter locally — and that the School Board can influence — and it has an abundance of smart, energetic candidates, both incumbents and challengers.   Read Story »

Tags: 2016 election | 2016 School Board election

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Elections board extends early voting but not to Sunday

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The Henderson County Board of Elections extended early voting hours in response to a federal court ruling that struck down changes in the state’s elections laws — brushing aside a recommendation from the state Republican Party to limit that option along a “party line” vote.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Board of Elections | 2016 election

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GOP forum signals bid to control School Board

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Voters get the opportunity this week to hear how a Henderson County School Board under Republican control would run the schools.   Read Story »

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HB-2 delivers first public blow to local tourism

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HB2, the controversial North Carolina law that withholds state anti-discrimination protections from gay, lesbian and transgender people, has cost the Henderson County tourism economy its first publicly announced loss.   Read Story »

Tags: 2016 election | HB-2 | LGBTQ

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Edwards wins nomination for state Senate seat

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Hendersonville businessman Chuck Edwards surged to victory in the Republican primary for the 48th state Senate District on Tuesday, turning back a spirited but underfunded challenge from Tea Party favorite Lisa Carpenter Baldwin.   Read Story »

Tags: 2016 election | 2016 state Senate race

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Local radio stations announce Tuesday primary coverage

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Redistricting was 'no plum assignment,' McGrady says

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady says he didn’t view his appointment to a special redistricting committee as a plum assignment because he’s never specialized in map drawing and was unenthusiastic about a week of off-season committee work in Raleigh.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | 2016 election | 2016 legislative session

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4 SEASONS POLITICS: GOP breakfast, Henson kickoff

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Where have all the women gone?

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With less than a week to go in the filing period for the 2016 elections, we once again confront an obvious and substantial gender gap.   Read Story »

Tags: 2016 election | 2016 state Senate race

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ELECTION 2016: Incumbent commissioners, judges file

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Henderson County commissioners Charlie Messer and Grady Hawkins filed for re-election on Wednesday, the second day of the campaign qualifying period for the 2016 elections. Also filing were District Court judge Athena Brooks and Emily Cowan.   Read Story »

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Chuckin' it: Filing opens amid departures

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Things are rockin' in the new early signup period for local and state elections.   Read Story »

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Rep. Whitmire won't run for re-election

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State Rep. Chris Whitmire is leaving his state House seat to take a civilian job related to his Air Force background.   Read Story »

Tags: Chris Whitmire | 2016 election

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Chuck Edwards files for state Senate

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Chuck Edwards, a Hendersonville business owner and past president of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday filed for the  state Senate seat incumbent Tom Apodaca plans to vacate at the end of his seventh term.   Read Story »

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County could lose Capitol clout

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After years of political famine, Henderson County has feasted for two years on power. The county has an unusual supply of clout, thanks to the seniority and position of Sen. Tom Apodaca and the fast rise of state Rep. Chuck McGrady.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Legislature | NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | 2016 election

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Anti-Washington candidates dominate local straw poll

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Anti-Washington candidates Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina blew away the competition in a presidential primary straw poll cast by Apple Festival visitors Friday through Sunday, the Henderson County Republican Party said.   Read Story »

Tags: 2016 election | 2016 presidential election

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GOP chair turns back challenger

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Glen Englram rehearsed his campaign speech for the Henderson County Republican Party chairmanship in front of his Welsh Corgi.   Read Story »

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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