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News Community GOP holds summer meeting, roundtable

Rep. Roger West presented the Republican Party’s Gold Medallion for dedicated service to Army Veteran and Bataan Death March survivor Wayne Carringer.Bataan Death March survivor honored with medallion

The Macon Country Republican Party hosted a bi-partisan round-table for Justice Paul Newby, North Carolina Supreme Court. The event was held at the Boiler Room in Franklin on Thursday, July 26. Representatives from various sectors of the community were represented.

Justice Newby is running for re-election for another eight-year term. After the round-table he was the guest speaker at the Republican Party's Summer meeting, also at the Boiler Room. Approximately 90 people attended. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby was introduced by District Judge Donna Forga. Pastor Steve Reeves delivered the Invocation.

Army Veteran and Bataan Death March survivor Wayne Carringer led the Pledge of Allegiance and was presented with the Republican Party's Gold Medallion for dedicated service. The medallion was presented by Rep. Roger West on behalf of the Republican Party. Mark Meadows also spoke briefly and thanked the large audience for their support during the second primary, in which he garnered about 80 percent of the vote in Macon County. Representatives from the Romney campaign, the N.C. Victory Office in Sylva, and presidents from the two local Republican women's clubs were also represented and spoke briefly.Participants in the round-table were, clockwise from Justice Paul Newby (at head of table); Assistant District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch, Pastor Steve Reeves, Sheriff's Attorney Brian Welch, Chairman/Commissioner Kevin Corbin, Franklin Mayor Joe Collins, District Judge Donna Forga, Commissioner Bobby Kuppers, Barbara McRae, and Franklin Alderman Joyce Handley.


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