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Franklinville’s tight races lead to mayoral change

Franklinville’s tight races lead to mayoral change

A.C. Hurley FRANKLINVILLE — A.C. Hurley has spent more than two decades in municipal government as a town commissioner in Franklinville. He’s moving to another seat after an incredibly close election earlier this month. “I want to get more for the people in the town,” Hurley said.  Hurley received 50 votes. Incumbent Perry Conner, who was seeking a fifth term as mayor, received 49 votes. Hurley, who has been on the town board for about 28 years, didn’t file for the mayor’s seat until the final day of the filing period in the summer. He said he weighed the pros…
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Two newcomers win seats on Asheboro City Council

Two newcomers win seats on Asheboro City Council

Republican Walker Moffitt is top vote-getter ASHEBORO — In an off-year election where Republicans flexed their muscle in municipal elections, the only Republican candidate for Asheboro City Council received the most votes in a race for four seats. Incumbent Walker Moffitt, the lone GOP candidate on the Asheboro ballot, received more than 1,325 votes. His fellow incumbent Clark Bell received the second-most votes. Newcomers Bill McCaskill and Kelly W. Heath will join the city council. Incumbent Katie L. Snuggs finished fifth in a race where the top four vote-getters win seats. Delilah Perkins Warner was sixth.
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Early voting draws more to polls

Early voting draws more to polls

Candidates and poll workers gather outside the polling place at Sunset Avenue Church of God on Election Day 2021 in Asheboro. (L-R) Justin Lee, Asheboro City School Board candidate Hailey Trollinger Lee, Asheboro city councilman Walker Moffitt, poll worker Laura King, school board member Baxter Hammer, school board member Beth Knott and poll worker Nicki McKenzie (The North State Journal) ASHEBORO — Early voting turnout was higher this year than in recent municipal elections on odd-numbered years in Randolph County. The 13 days of early voting drew a total of 1,288 voters to the Randolph County Board of Elections office…
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Incumbents file in large numbers for municipal elections

Incumbents file in large numbers for municipal elections

ASHEBORO — Asheboro mayor David Smith, who first elected to that position in 2009, will run unopposed in November’s election, while there are six candidates for four spots on the city council.  Incumbent council members Clark Bell, Walker Moffitt and Katie Snuggs will have challenges from Kelly Heath, William (Bill) McCaskill and Delilah Perkins Warner. Linda Carter isn’t running for re-election for a board spot. For the Asheboro City Schools board of education, there will be seven names on the ballot for four open positions. Vice chair Baxter Hammer and Beth Knott are aiming to remain on the board. Other…
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