Vox Populi — the voice of the people: Voters express indecision, dissatisfaction with candidates, parties

As Jonathan Creek Road meanders south from Interstate 40 some 17 miles hence, it forms a “T” with Soco Road.  

There, at that busy three-way intersection linking Maggie Valley and Waynesville with the outside world, sat Doug Smith. 

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.

Democrat candidates for commissioner weigh in on Swain issues

election timeFive Swain County Democrats are heading for the March 15 primary election in hopes of securing a seat on the board of commissioners.

Haywood primary offers platter of party positions

haywoodThe race for Haywood County commissioner has begun to take shape with the candidate sign-up period now officially underway, with four Democrats and one Republican running for commissioner as of press time Tuesday afternoon. The deadline for candidates to register is Dec. 21.

Democrats scramble to recruit candidates for Haywood commissioner contest

haywoodThe ballot for Haywood County commissioner could be a sparse one based on rumblings of who’s running — and more notably who’s not running.

Democrats, GOP see new era in Haywood

fr GOPKarin Wollin had just taken a break from a sullen morning of sorting through stacks of campaign signs at the Haywood County Democratic headquarters in Waynesville when a clatter was heard on the sidewalk outside.

The good ole days: Former Macon commissioners draw lessons from the past

fr macon daysA group of past Macon County Commissioners spent an hour reminiscing about their triumphs and reflecting on lessons learned in front of an audience that included two Election Day hopefuls last week. The lunchtime program was the third in a series from the Macon County League of Women Voters examining the county’s growth from the perspective of those who served it during key moments. 

WNC residents travel to Raleigh for moral Monday rally

When moral Monday protestors gathered this week in front of the legislature in Raleigh to decrying the policies of conservative lawmakers, among them were a contingent of demonstrators from Western North Carolina.

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