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election timeThere’s one more in the race to become Sylva’s next mayor following Alderman Danny Allen’s decision to run for the seat.

fr sylvamayorSignups for town elections opened Monday, but as of Tuesday afternoon only three people had put their hat in the ring for Sylva’s four open seats.

fr sylvamayorWhen election candidate sign-ups begin next week, at least one town board member plans on putting her hat in the ring for the mayor’s seat.

brysoncityTwo longtime Bryson City aldermen plan to run for another term in office, and so far only one possible name has surfaced to run for one of the two seats open in the November election.

maconIt was clear from the 2013 election results in Franklin that voters wanted change. The 2015 Franklin election will determine whether voters want to continue in the direction the mayor and board of aldermen have been taking the town.

fr interestometerThere’s a unifying theme among candidates in the Waynesville town board election: “maybe-ism.”

haywoodAfter two years of getting a feel for Canton politics, two Canton aldermen hope to continue their work for another four years.

fr maggieThe political dynamics in Maggie Valley have definitely changed in the last two years.

fr lambertAs results poured in from the Primary Election for an open chief’s seat, Patrick Lambert’s campaign came out a clear winner, taking 1,751 of 2,964 votes in the unofficial tally — 59.1 percent in a spread of five candidates.

votingBy Katie Reeder • SMN Intern 

Some opponents of North Carolina’s new voting law claim it negatively impacts college students because of provisions that cut the early voting period and do not allow students to use their campus photo identification cards as a valid form of identification to vote. Students at Western Carolina University were asked their thoughts on the new law.

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