McRae challenges Scott for Franklin mayor

After running unopposed for his last two terms in office, Franklin Mayor Bob Scott is being challenged for his seat by fellow Town Councilmember Barbara McRae. 

Scott is seeking his fourth two-year term as the town’s mayor and served as a councilmember for 10 years before that. 

Next Maggie Valley mayor must manage growth

Maggie Valley may be a small town, but its economic impact on and importance to Haywood County can’t be understated. 

After Mayor Saralyn Price announced she wouldn’t seek re-election this year, only two candidates stepped up — Mayor Pro Tem Janet Banks and Alderman Mike Eveland. 

Waynesville mayoral candidates speak on the issues

They’re both longtime board members — one’s a longtime mayor and the other a longtime mayor pro tem. 

One of them, Gavin Brown or Gary Caldwell, will be Waynesville’s next mayor come Nov. 5, and one of them will cycle out of city government, taking decades of institutional knowledge with them. 

Full slate of candidates in Franklin

Now that the sign-up period is over, there’s a full slate of candidates running for seats on the Franklin Town Council. 

Franklin mayor has challenger

Franklin Mayor Bob Scott has signed up to run for re-election and so far has one challenger — current Councilmember Barbara McRae. 

Marquee Maggie mayoral matchup expected

With municipal candidate filing little more than a month away, the race to replace outgoing Maggie Valley Mayor Saralyn Price will likely involve two current members of the town’s board of aldermen.

Following in the footfalls: Canton’s new mayor takes the reins

One of Zeb Smathers’ earliest memories is sitting in the cereal aisle of his grandfather’s downtown Canton grocery store, which wasn’t open on Sundays and didn’t sell booze.

“When the movie Ghostbusters came out there was a Ghostbusters cereal and I remember pleading with granddad,” Smathers said. “Mom would never allow us sugary cereal.”

Franklin council, mayor sworn into office

Franklin’s new and returning councilmembers were recently sworn into office and immediately started conducting business during the December regular meeting.

Walker will be missed, but life goes on in Clyde

The passing of Clyde Mayor Jerry Walker Oct. 30 has not only left a huge hole in the Clyde community, but also in its government.

Franklin mayor runs unopposed

Bob Scott is seeking his third term as mayor of Franklin, and it’s his second time running unopposed for the job.

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