Franklin mayor runs unopposed

maconRunning unopposed for his second term, Franklin Mayor Bob Scott hopes to continue on his path toward a more open and accessible government while leading the town for the next two years.

Potential mayors discuss Sylva’s future

sylvaRegardless of who emerges victorious from Sylva’s mayoral election, the town will have an experienced face at the center of the table. All three candidates for the seat currently serve as aldermen and hope to guide the town toward a better future as its next mayor.

Financial record of Waynesville mayor candidate shows history of liens and tax debt

fr cureJonnie Cure, a challenger in the Waynesville mayor’s race, has a history of liens, unpaid property taxes, foreclosures, small claims and personal bankruptcy over a 20-year span.

Municipal Elections 2015

coverSmall towns all over the region are in the midst of municipal elections and a majority of them are contested races. New candidates and incumbents have plenty of issues to discuss as they try to manage shrinking budgets, improve aging infrastructure and position themselves for positive future growth. As early voting starts Thursday, Oct. 22, residents are urged to inform themselves about the issues and vote for the candidates they think will do what is in the best interest of the taxpayers.

Waynesville’s mayor race is talk of the town

fr mayorraceWaynesville Mayor Gavin Brown has the public endorsement of six out of the seven alderman candidates running for the town board this fall.

Oversized political signs cause a stir in Waynesville

fr curemayorAn explosion of campaign signs so large they could pass for miniature billboards cropped up seemingly overnight in Waynesville last week, creating a tizzy over what’s legal and what’s tasteful.

Waynesville candidates share vision of an even more prosperous town

fr mayorraceWaynesville candidates running for the town board and mayor got an audience with the business community last week at the monthly Issues and Eggs breakfast hosted by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.

Saralyn Price runs as write-in for Maggie mayor seat

fr saralynpriceA month after the sudden death of Maggie Valley Mayor Ron DeSimone, longtime alderwoman Saralyn Price has decided to seek the mayor’s seat as a write-in candidate in the fall election.

Maggie mayor seat won’t be filled until election

fr maggieboardThe mood was somber at Maggie Valley town hall last Wednesday as Alderwoman Saralyn Price called a special board meeting to order.

Landscape shifts early in the game in Waynesville’s mayor race

election timeA candidate for mayor in Waynesville is dropping out of the race, although his name will still be on the ballot.

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