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It's time to recycle campaign signs

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Henderson County's Environmental Programs and Parks and Recreation departments are partnering to provide campaign sign recycling drop-off in the Jackson Park House parking lot through Wednesday, Nov. 23.   Read Story »

Tags: Recycling | campaign signs | 2022 elections

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Three more days of early voting; here are sample ballots

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Tags: early voting | voting rights | 2022 elections | electioneering | election deniers | election disruption

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VOTER GUIDE: NC House District 117

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Henderson County has two open seats for the Legislature thanks to incumbents’ decisions to attempt a move up.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 NC House 117

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Early voting is under way. Here's how to cast ballot.

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Tags: early voting | 2022 elections

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Poll shows modest gain for Democrats, Senate race toss-up

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The first poll since election season kicked into high gear shows a tightening field between Republicans and Democrats at the state and federal level in North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 US Senate election | 2022 U.S. Senate election

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Candidate meet-and-greet, election forum announced

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The League of Women Voters of Henderson County is hosting a candidate meet-and-greet on Saturday, Oct. 1, and a School Board candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 8, ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.   Read Story »

Tags: candidate | League of Women Voters | 2022 elections

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Democrats plan to challenge Green Party certification

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The final step in the N.C. Green Party's journey to be on the state's 2022 ballots may be in sight, as Judge James Dever, the federal judge overseeing the party's lawsuit against the N.C. State Board of Elections, released an order Monday signaling the case was made "moot" by the NCSBE's decision to certify the Greens as a party.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 Republican landslide | Green Party

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High turnout primary saw no voting problems, elections director says

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An hour after a voter told the Henderson County Board of Commissioners he was certain he had never voted in a fair and accurate election, the county's elections director told the board that every test had shown the county's voting machines to be 100 percent accurate and that it would be impossible for anyone to hack the electronic machines from outside.   Read Story »

Tags: voter turnout | 2022 elections | Big Lie 2020 election

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Magistrate Abe Hudson wins close judge race

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In a close race for a new district court judge seat, Magistrate Abe Hudson appears to have prevailed over Assistant District Attorney Jason R. Hayes.   Read Story »

Tags: Judicial District 29B | 2022 elections | Abe Hudson | Jason Hayes

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Edwards wins, Balkcom edges Walsh, Johnson, Murray, Edney turn back challengers; Hudson wins judgeship

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards defeated U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn in Tuesday's primary election to pull off an epic upset of one of the most high-profile Trump-supporting members of Congress.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections

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Early voting turnout almost double the 2018 total

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One-stop voter turnout in the primary election was high compared to the last off-year election, with 10,876 voters casting ballots in Henderson County, well ahead of the 2018 total of 5,780. The primary election ends today with polls up until 7:30 p.m.   Read Story »

Tags: voter turnout | 2022 elections | 2022 primary election

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It's Election Day: Here are hours, precincts, sample ballots

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Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the primary election today.   Read Story »

Tags: voting rights | voter turnout | 2022 elections | 2022 primary election

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Early voting under way two more days

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Early one-stop voting continues today and Saturday ahead of the May 17 primary Election Day.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections

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More unaffiliated voters choosing Republican ballots

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In a typical election year, the assumption is that Democrats will dominate early voting and Republicans will catch up on Election Day. But in 2022, at least during the primary, this usual pattern has gone out the window.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | unaffiliated voters

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VOTER GUIDE: District Attorney

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For the second election cycle in a row, Mary Ann Hollocker is challenging the incumbent district attorney for Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties.   Read Story »

Tags: District Attorney 42 | Mary Ann Hollocker | 2022 elections | Andrew Murray | Prosecutorial District 42

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VOTER GUIDE: House 113 Q&A

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The House District 113 race is one of a handful across the state where two incumbents got double-bunked as a result of redistricting.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 NC House 113

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VOTER GUIDE: District Court Judge Q&A

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In its 2021 session, the state Legislature created a new District Court judgeship for District 29B, which is made up of Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties.   Read Story »

Tags: Judicial District 29B | judges | 2022 elections

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VOTER GUIDE: House 117 Q&A

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The N.C. House 117 primary election features a first-time candidate, a second-time candidate and a nine-time candidate vying to fill the seat that Rep. Tim Moffitt vacated to run for the state Senate.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 NC House 117

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Early voting opens for primary; new map shuffles N.C. House districts

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Early one-stop voting is under way for the May 17 primary election.   Read Story »

Tags: voting rights | voter turnout | 2022 elections | 2022 primary election

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Poll shows GOP in lead in 2022 elections

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A new Civitas poll shows that Republican candidates running for U.S. Congress and the state Legislature in North Carolina are in good shape heading into the 2022 midterm election.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 Republican landslide

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Elections board seeks check-in workers for May 17 primary

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The upward pressure on pay rates caused by the severe labor shortage has hit the Henderson County Board of Elections.   Read Story »

Tags: elections | Karen Hebb | 2022 elections | election workers

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Elections board seeks check-in workers for May 17 primary

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The upward pressure on pay rates caused by the severe labor shortage has hit the Henderson County Board of Elections.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 primary election | labor shortage 2022

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Democrats fold in battle for Legislature

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly is going to stay in Republican hands after the 2022 midterms.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 Republican landslide | 2022 legislative seats

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Two commissioners, three constitutional officers draw no election opponents

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Two Henderson County commissioners and all three of the county's constitutional officers appeared to have cruised to re-election without opposition when filing closed for this year's election at noon Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 School Board election | 2022 NC Senate 48 election

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Seven file to run for School Board

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Seven candidates filed for election to the Henderson County School Board, three county commissioners filed for re-election and three candidates filed for the redrawn 11th Congressional District seat.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 School Board election

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N.C. Supreme Court strikes down GOP-drawn maps as illegal gerrymander

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The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday struck down the maps drawn by the Republican controlled Legislature and ordered lawmakers to create new ones by Feb. 18.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | gerrymandering | 2022 elections | 2021 redistricting

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Legislature likely to move primary to June 7

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The state Legislature will vote this week to delay the 2022 primary elections until June 7. The move was first reported by Carolina Journal over the MLK holiday weekend.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 redistricting | 2022 legislative seats

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N.C. Supreme Court order delays primary until May

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has jumped into the state's legal battle over new election maps, shutting down candidate filing and delaying all state primary elections until May 17.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | voting rights | 2022 elections | 2021 redistricting

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 14th Congressional District election | 2022 NC House 117

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Johnson to run for re-election in House District 113

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State Rep. Jake Johnson announced his plans to seek re-election for House District 113, which is now made up of southern Henderson, Polk, western Rutherford, and southern McDowell counties.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 NC House 113

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Rep. Moffitt ranks first in business association's survey of effectiveness

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Rep. Tim Moffitt, a first-term House member from Henderson County, earned the highest rating among all legislators in the 2021 legislative rankings from the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation.   Read Story »

Tags: Tim Moffitt | 2020 NC House 117 | 2022 elections | 2022 NC House 117

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FILING OPENS MONDAY: Here's seats, salaries, filing fees

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Filing for local, state and federal offices opens at noon Monday and new names could appear up and down the ballot as current office holders try to move up.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | 2022 Board of Commissioners election | 2022 14th Congressional District election | 2022 NC Senate 48 election | 2022 legislative seats

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Griffin to kick off re-election campaign on Saturday

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Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin, who defeated incumbent Sheriff Charlie McDonald in a May 2018 Republican primary, will run for re-election in 2022.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 sheriff race

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Murray, the appointed D.A., will run for the job next year

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Andrew Murray, the veteran prosecutor appointed to lead the district attorney’s office here after D.A. Greg Newman was ousted, plans to run for the seat in next year’s election.   Read Story »

Tags: Judicial District 29B | 2022 elections | Andrew Murray | Prosecutorial District 42 | 2022 district attorney election

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GOP may be poised for big gains in 2022

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RALEIGH — Will North Carolina Republicans have smashing victories in the 2022 midterms? Many politicos are acting as if they will, and it isn’t hard to understand why.   Read Story »

Tags: N.C. General Assembly | 2022 elections | 2022 US Senate election | 2022 U.S. Senate election | 2022 redistricting

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Amy Lynn Holt plans to challenge Edney

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Amy Lynn Holt, the immediate past chair of the Henderson County School Board, plans to announce a run for the Board of Commissioners in two weeks.   Read Story »

Tags: Michael Edney | Amy Lynn Holt | 2022 elections | 2022 School Board election | 2022 Board of Commissioners election

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Gash files for Congress

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After talking to North Carolinians across the 11th Congressional District, school principal, pastor, coach and community leader Eric Gash has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for Congress to unseat U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn and deliver real results for families in Western North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Former chief justice joins Senate race; Mandy Cohen recruitment is under way

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RALEIGH — Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has formally announced she’s running for U.S. Senate on the Democratic side in hopes of replacing three-term Republican incumbent Richard Burr, who is retiring.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Pat McCrory | 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | Mandy Cohen | Cheri Beasley

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County GOP elects new chair

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Tags: Henderson County Republican Party | 2022 elections | Chelsea Walsh

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N.C. gains congressional seat

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has grown large enough over the last decade to earn a 14th congressional seat, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today in a news release.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | 2022 redistricting

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McCrory announces campaign for U.S. Senate

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RALEIGH — In a video attacking the Biden-Harris administration for open borders and proposed tax increases, on Wednesday morning former N.C. Governor Pat McCrory made it official and became the second high-profile Republican candidate to enter the 2022 U.S. Senate race.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election

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Senate candidates have different takes on Burr's impeachment vote

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As N.C. Republicans grappled with how to respond to Sen. Richard Burr’s surprise vote to convict former President Trump, the leading GOP prospects for Burr’s seat in 2022 had starkly different reactions, with sharp differences in tone.   Read Story »

Tags: Donald Trump | 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election

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McCrory, Beasley take steps to run for U.S. Senate

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RALEIGH — In public and behind the scenes, there’s a lot of movement on both sides of the aisle as candidates prepare to enter the race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, setting up competitive primaries and a general election race in 2022.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | U.S. Sen. Richard Burr

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NC POLITICS: Five big questions for 2021

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RALEIGH — After getting many political predictions wrong in 2016, including but not limited to the results of the presidential election, I threw my long-cherished crystal ball out and started building a new one.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | 2020 elections | 2022 elections | 2022 US Senate election

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Edwards: Republicans won in districts drawn by Democrats

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Much has been written over the past 10 years about gerrymandering. At this point, it's quite literally been litigated to death, and the word has been exhausted.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | redistricting | 2020 NC Senate 48 | gerrymandering | 2022 elections