U.S. Congress

The battle for the U.S. Congressional seat representing WNC and Haywood County is a wide-open race in a hotly-contested swing district.

WNC's Congressional seat is a wide-open race. Watch a 70-minute debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates vying to represent Haywood County in Washington, D.C., hosted by Southwestern Community College.

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

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.

Haywood County Commissioners

Four candidates — two Republicans and two Democrats — are vying for two seats on the Haywood County Board of Commissioners.

Two sitting county commissioners and two challengers square off in a forum on some of the most pressing issues facing Haywood County. The candidates are: Kevin Ensley and Brandon Rogers, both Republicans and sitting commissioners, and Democratic challengers Leah Hampton and David Young.

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.

District Court Judge

Two candidates — a prosecutor in Waynesville and attorney in Bryson City — are running for a vacant district court judge seat.

An open seat for district court judge is being sought by two candidates: Kaleb Wingate of Haywood County and Justin Greene of Swain 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.

It's a wide open race for N.C. House seat 118. Democrat Alan Jones of Canton and Republican Mark Pless of Bethel are vying for the seat, which has been vacated by the former rep. The district includes the following areas of Haywood County: Canton, Bethel, Cruso, Clyde, Maggie Valley, Jonatha…

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…

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.

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.