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The Oct. 14 football game between Pisgah and Tuscola marks the 100th anniversary of football in Haywood County. Read moreA great American rivalry continues
Some Canton boys are able to call themselves “Pisgah Bears,” and some show enough promise to earn a scholarships to play at the collegiate level, but only three men have ever made it pro: Jimmy Poston, James Burch and Frank Leatherwood all found success in high school and college, and all th… Read moreBears in the pros
For the boys who passed through Canton High School and, later, Pisgah High School, the thought of “football camp” brings back a lot of memories. Read moreLife at Pisgah football camp
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The battle for the U.S. Congressional seat representing WNC and Haywood County is a wide-open race in a hotly-contested swing district.
2020 might be the first year in almost a decade that a Democrat has an opportunity to win North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Moe Davis touts experience in hopes of flipping district
25-year-old Madison Cawthorn was unknown in the world of politics until just recently, and already he's gaining the attention of folks at the highest levels Catching up with Cawthorn
GOP hopeful Madison Cawthorn and Democratic challenger Moe Davis laid out their cases for representing North Carolina’s 11th congressional district in a wide-ranging and sometimes contentious debate hosted by Southwestern Community College Sept. 9. 11th Congressional candidates find common ground
Former N.C. 11th Congressman Heath Shuler is making the rounds these days as a surrogate for Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Shuler Won't Take Sides in U.S. House Race
Madison Cawthorn has won the second primary to represent the Republican Party against Democrat Moe Davis in the General Election for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Cawthorn comes away with easy win in NC11 second primary
Haywood County Commissioners
Four candidates — two Republicans and two Democrats — are vying for two seats on the Haywood County Board of Commissioners.
For Canton resident Brandon Rogers, reducing county debt will be a primary goal if he is elected to a second term on the Haywood County Board of Commissioners. Read moreCommissioner profile: Brandon Rogers
Democratic commissioner candidate David Young, a Waynesville business owner, said while it’s hard to pick a single issue he’d like to see changed if elected, making serious strides in addressing the affordable housing crisis came out on top.
Waynesville resident Leah Hampton’s campaign for a seat on the Haywood County Board of Commissioners is all about quality- of-life issues.
Kevin Ensley, an eighth-generation Haywood County native, has served as a Haywood County commissioner for the past 16 years.
Haywood County’s incumbent Republican commissioners, Vice Chairman Brandon Rogers and Chairman Kevin Ensley, won the primary election to defend their board seats in November.
The last day for candidates to have their name listed on the ballot for the 2020 General Election was Friday, Dec. 20, and three Haywood Democrats filed for office just before the noon deadline.
Haywood County School Board
The Haywood County School Board race has a crowded field, with 12 candidates running for five seats: chairman, two Waynesville seats and two Canton seats. Districts stipulate where the candidate must live, but all voters countywide can vote in each race regardless of district.
A challenger on the ballot for Haywood County School Board chairman has decided not to run after all and is endorsing his opponent instead.
This year’s race for the Haywood County School Board is a historic one.
Five seats will be open on the Haywood County Board of Education this fall, and a total of 12 candidates have filed to claim the open seats — including eight brand new faces.
Five seats are open on the Haywood County Board of Education this fall, and a total of 12 candidates have filed to claim the open seats — including eight brand new faces.
Haywood County School Board Chairman Chuck Francis is on track to become one of the longest serving school board chairmans in the county’s history.
The four Waynesville candidates running for Haywood County School Board have one thing in common: they all have kids in the school system. And that’s more unusual than you might think.
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District Court Judge
Two candidates — a prosecutor in Waynesville and attorney in Bryson City — are running for a vacant district court judge seat.
There will be one contested judicial race on the ballot this year in Haywood County.
Kaleb Wingate has won the Republican primary to represent his party in the election to sit on the bench as a North Carolina District Court Judge.
N.C. House 118
N.C. House 118 includes the following areas of Haywood County: Canton, Bethel, Cruso, Clyde, Maggie Valley, Jonathan Creek, Crabtree/Iron Duff, Fines Creek. It also includes Madison and Yancey counties.
Campaigning for November’s general election to see who will represent the 118th district in the North Carolina House of Representatives has begun.
Michele Presnell will not seek to represent the 118th district in the N.C. General Assembly and has already endorsed a Republican Haywood County Commissioner to take her spot. The district includes Haywood, Yancey and Madison counties.
N.C. House 119
N.C. House seat 119 includes the following areas of Haywood County: Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Balsam. It also includes Jackson and Swain counties.
It's the fifth match-up in the long-running contest between Joe Sam Queen, D-Waynesville, and Mike Clampitt, R-Bryson City. N.C. House seat 119 includes the following areas of Haywood County: Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Balsam. It also includes Jackson and Swain counties. This forum is bein…
Joe Sam Queen and Mike Clampitt are as familiar of foes as any, the Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta of Western North Carolina politics.
Incumbent N.C. House Representative Joe Sam Queen, D-Waynesville, is running for re-election in 2020.
Republican Mike Clampitt is once again running to represent district 119 in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
N.C. Senate 50
It's another wide-open race for the N.C. Senate 50, the seat representing the seven westernmost counties, with the former office holder stepping down after a decade of holding the seat.
It's an open race for N.C. Senate seat 50, with Republican Kevin Corbin of Macon County and Democrat Victoria Fox of Canton. The seat represents the seven westernmost counties, including Haywood. This debate is being hosted by Southwestern Community College on Oct. 22. Check back for the video.
The senate district representing the far-western counties of North Carolina is about to see a fresh face.
Canton resident Victoria Fox has stepped up as the lone the Democratic candidate running for N.C. State Senate District 50, encompassing Haywood, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain.
There are two Republican candidates seeking the party nomination to the N.C. Senate District 50 seat — Kevin Corbin and Dr. Sarah Katherine Conway. Only Corbin responded.