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Wanted: Runoff election workers (pays $170)

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Wanted: poll workers for the June 23 runoff election for the Republican nomination for the vacant 11th Congressional District seat.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Board of Elections | 2020 elections

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Recycle campaign signs at Jackson Park

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Henderson County's environmental and parks and rec departments are collaborating to provide campaign sign recycling at the Jackson Park house parking lot (801 4th Avenue East) beginning at noon today.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections

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Snow postpones League's 'All Things Voting' forum

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Tags: League of Women Voters | 2020 elections

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Early voting starts Thursday. Here's sample ballots

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Early voting starts Thursday, Feb. 13, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 29.   Read Story »

Tags: early voting | 2020 elections

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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 Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | downtown parking | downtown hotel | 2020 elections | parking deck

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Democrats announce meet-and-greet at Sanctuary Brewing Co.

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A candidate for the state House is hosting a candidate meet-and-greet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Sanctuary Brewing Co., First Avenue East.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections

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Here's the scoop on candidate forums, early voting

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With early voting just less than five weeks out, voters have limited time to sort out their choices in primary elections, especially in the 11th Congressional District, which has 12 Republican and five Democratic candidates.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections

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Judge's order likely fatal for voter ID law this year

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Barring a successful and rapid appeal, North Carolina’s voter ID requirement for the March 2020 primary looks dead.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | civil rights | voter turnout | voter ID

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GOP announces meet the candidates opportunities

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Republican candidates on the March 3 Republican primary ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to Republican voters during four meet-the-candidates breakfasts in January and February.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections

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Who filed for what

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Here are candidates who have filed for office in the 2020 elections:   Read Story »

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19 candidates file for 11th Congressional District

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Nothing like an open congressional seat to bring out the candidates.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 congressional races

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Here are candidate filings with three days to go

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With three days to go before filing ends, competitive races are taking shape for the Henderson County School Board, state House and Senate seats and the 11th Congressional District but not for the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, where incumbent Charlie Messer is seeking a sixth term and newcomer David Hill has filed for an open seat.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections

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Democratic primary for state Senate draws third candidate

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Henderson County native Cristal Figueroa filed to run for the state Senate District 48 on Monday, assuring a three-way Democratic primary with four days remaining until qualifying closes.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | Cristal Figueroa

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Dennis Justice seeks House Dct. 117 seat

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Dennis Justice has run for the Henderson County School Board, Board of Commissioners and state Senate. Now he’s running for an open state House.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 117

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Filing opens for county, state offices

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Michael Absher filled out forms to run for the Henderson County School Board on Monday and declared that if he wins a second term it will be his last.   Read Story »

Tags: Michael Absher | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

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Zirconia resident becomes first announced candidate for Board of Commissioners

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Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

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Rick Wood announces retirement from School Board

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Since the law does not require them, Rick Wood is imposing term limits on himself.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County School Board | Rick Wood | 2020 elections | 2020 School Board election

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Edwards appointed to congressional redistricting committee

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If the Legislature figures out how to proceed with a new map for the 2020 congressional elections, state Sen. Chuck Edwards will be on board the committee drawing new lines.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2020 elections

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Here's Rep. McGrady's 2,113-word explanation of the veto override episode

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While admitting to feeling "very conflicted" about the House's successful override of Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto on Wednesday, state Rep. Chuck McGrady lays out a 2,000-word account of what happened and concludes that no House rules were broken.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | Gov. Roy Cooper | 2020 elections | 2020 gubernatorial election | partisanship

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Redistricting ruling may change lines in Henderson, Transylvania counties

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RALEIGH — A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel has tossed out North Carolina’s election maps for state House and Senate districts. The court has ordered state lawmakers to draw new maps in two weeks.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2020 elections | 2020 legislative elections | gerrymandering

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Candidates file campaign finance reports

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Jake Johnson, the recently appointed state representative, filed a campaign finance report showing he has a head start on his 2020 election campaign.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113

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Candidate for House District 113 to speak

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Jake Johnson, the only announced Republican candidate for State House District 113 seat, will be the guest speaker at the Henderson County Republican Men’s Club breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Dixie Diner in Laurel Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Polk County | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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FOUR SEASONS POLITICS: Johnson fundraiser, Elections Board chair, guns for teachers

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Tags: teachers | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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Polk County commissioner announces run for state House

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Jake Johnson, the 24- year-old chairman of the Polk County Board of Commissioners, on Wednesday became the first Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the state House District 113 seat next year.    Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | Cody Henson | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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In what could be his last battle, McGrady tackles redistricting, liquor laws

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RALEIGH — Glancing over a House calendar, Chuck McGrady pronounced the taking of the annual members’ photo — “it’s always like herding cats” —the most challenging part of the afternoon floor session.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Legislature | redistricting | 2020 elections | liquor laws | Tim Moffitt

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A second Democrat announces candidacy for state Senate

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Patsy Keever, a retired schoolteacher, former Buncombe County Commissioner and one-term state House member, announced on Thursday that she is running for the 48th N.C. Senate District, setting up a primary next March for the Democratic nomination.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48

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Mills River councilman announces state Senate campaign

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Mills River Councilman Brian Caskey announced on Monday that he is running for North Carolina’s 48th Senate District, challenging Republican Chuck Edwards.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2020 elections | Brian Caskey | 2018 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC Senate 48

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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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County GOP to celebrate new headquarters

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Tags: Henderson County Republican Party | 2020 elections | Merry Guy