Is this thing on? WNC groups claim Meadows isn’t listening

Members of several progressive groups concerned over the moral and monetary implications of Affordable Care Act repeal in rural Western North Carolina say that although their congressman isn’t listening to them now, maybe he’ll hear them in 2018.

Harnessing the progressive tide

A progressive tour de force has emerged across the mountains since the election of President Donald Trump.

Late to the party? Democrats welcome progressives in symbiotic alliance

Thousands of pop-up progressive activist groups have emerged around the country since November’s election.

Swain Democrats endorse replacement for Monteith

The Swain County Board of Commissioners now has a vacancy after the sudden and saddening loss of longtime Commissioner David Monteith.

Locked in the longest-running ping-pong match in mountain politics, Joe Sam Queen reflects on his latest loss

Joe Sam Queen counts his campaign wins and losses like innings in a baseball game.

The after-action report: 50 fast facts from the Haywood election results

Another layer of tint has been added to Haywood County’s changing political canvas.

Election Day results paint a picture of a red county growing redder. From Donald Trump to Brandon Rogers, Republicans were the big winners in Haywood County on Nov. 8, splashing broad strokes of red over what was once blue while also deepening rosy hues that have been so for decades.

Voters go right, Democrats wonder what went wrong

Even though both parties appeared confident about their candidates moving into Election Day, there were a lot of white knuckles and nail biting as results started to pour in across North Carolina last Tuesday night.

Democratic candidates face off in congressional election

fr demrunoffTwo Democratic candidates will face off in the June 7 election for a chance to unseat U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, in the general election and represent Western North Carolina in Washington, D.C.

In state House race, Dems think viability

fr schandevelsteenTwo Democrats squaring off in the primary for the state House seat spanning Haywood, Madison and Yancey counties claim they’re the one who can oust N.C. Rep. Michele Presnell, R-Burnsville, and restore progress in North Carolina.

Blurred lines for Haywood commissioner race

haywoodOn the right track or wrong track? That question was posed to candidates running for Haywood County commissioner and could offer insight for voters on which ones most closely align with their own views.

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