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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Red wall in Blue Ridge blocks Democratic wave

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There was no blue wave here. Voters in reliably Republican Henderson County erected a red wall and re-elected incumbent Republicans against a hard charge by Democrats, who had fielded more candidates for the Legislature than in recent years and in several races had competed on nearly even ground with their Republican opponents.   Read Story »

Tags: 2018 election

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COUNTY'S EARLY VOTING — LIKE STATE'S — SPIKES BY 70 PERCENT

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Nearly 30 percent of Henderson County’s registered voters cast ballots during the early voting period that ended at 1 p.m. Saturday, far surpassing the number of early votes cast the last mid-term election.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Board of Elections | 2018 election | Voter Guide | voter turnout

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Democrats competitive in fundraising in local races

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Although Democratic candidates have been non-competitive in partisan elections in Henderson County in recent years, several have banked impressive war chests this year.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2018 election

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Barber, in a digital appearance, rallies crowd at BRCC

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Although Sunday voting tilts left, turnout is light

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Henderson County’s first-ever Sunday voting attracted a Democratic-leaning turnout of 672 voters, a total that was less than the daily average for one-stop voting so far this election.   Read Story »

Tags: 2018 election

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: 2018 election

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William Barber bringing 'Poor People's' campaign to Hendersonville

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William Barber II, the civil rights activist who founded the Moral Majority movement, is bringing his national Poor People's Campaign to Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: NAACP | early voting | 2018 election | civil rights | voting rights

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⚡️ VOTER GUIDE: N.C. appellate court judges

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Voters will elect one state Supreme Court justice and fill three Court of Appeals seats in the Nov. 6 election.   Read Story »

Tags: 2018 election | judges

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⚡️ VOTER GUIDE: School Board

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Tags: 2018 election | 2018 School Board election | Voter Guide

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⚡️ VOTER GUIDE: Senate District 48 Q&A

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Tags: 2018 election | 2018 state Senate election

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County's polling site was busiest in state on opening day of early voting

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Tags: Henderson County Board of Elections | 2018 election

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FOUR SEASONS POLITICS: Campaign sign on senior steps doesn't last

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Tags: Jay Egolf | 2018 election | 2018 School Board election | campaign signs

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Commissioners threaten to defund Sunday voting

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After threatening to withhold funding for Sunday voting before the Nov. 6 election, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners backed off and directed the county attorney to draft a letter protesting the Sunday early voting day the state elections board is requiring the county to offer.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Board of Elections | Henderson County Board of Commissioners | 2018 election

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Blue wave more like a ripple, GOP is told

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Republican leaders in Washington sweat about a blue tide in November. Talking heads on (non-Fox) cable TV news predict Democrats will take control of Congress. Court rulings threaten legislative maps gerrymandered to ensure a supermajority of safe seats for the Republican Party. The leader of the party is a polarizing figure who infuriates opponents and bewilders allies with a steady stream of White House tweets.   Read Story »

Tags: Donald Trump | 2018 election | 2020 elections | 2020 presidential election

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Progressive Women celebrate year of activism

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Tags: President Trump | Donald Trump | 2018 election | Progressive Women of Henderson County

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POLITICS BRIEFS: Bossert appointment, GOP meetings, health care forum

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Tags: Norm Bossert | 2018 election | 2018 congressional election

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Edwards to run for re-election to state Senate

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards announced on Tuesday that he would run for re-election next year, saying he wanted to continue his work in Raleigh to boost the economy, lower taxes and promote more efficient government.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2018 election

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Sheriff sets re-election campaign kickoff Sept. 14

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Tags: 2014 sheriff election | 2018 election | 2018 sheriff election

Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

Sheriff holding town hall in Edneyville on Thursday

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EDNEYVILLE — Sheriff Charlie McDonald will host a town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Edneyville Community Center for residents of Edneyville, Bat Cave and Gerton.   Read Story »

Tags: sheriff | 2018 election | 2018 sheriff election