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With election day just four weeks away, the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) held a forum for candidates vying for the open seats on the Board of Commissioners and Board of Education. Incumbent Commissioner Bobby Kuppers faced off against challenger Paul Higdon, while Board of Education incumbent Tommy Baldwin squared off against challenger Melissa Evans.

The forum was centered around the candidates thoughts on education in Macon County and their opinion on ways to continue improving the system to be able to provide the best resources for students. John deVille, vice president of Macon County's NCAE, served as the event’s moderator.

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With election day just five short weeks away, the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) held a forum for candidates vying for the open seats on the Board of Commission and Board of Education. County Commission incumbent Bobby Kuppers faced off against challenger Paul Higdon, while Board of Education incumbent Tommy Baldwin squared off against challenger Melissa Evans.

The forum was centered around the candidates thoughts on education in Macon County and ways to continue improving the system to be able to provide the best resources for students. John deVille, vice president of Macon County's NCAE, served as the event’s moderator.

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Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale was sworn in as First Vice President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) last month during the Association’s 105th Annual Conference, which was held in Wake County.

As NCACC First Vice President, Beale will work closely with the other members of the NCACC Executive Committee to guide the NCACC Board of Directors on legislative and administrative issues affecting counties throughout the year.

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With less than seven weeks until the November election, candidates running for the North Carolina 11th Congressional District seat were in Franklin last Thursday as guests of the League of Women Voters Forum at Tartan Hall.

Mark Meadows, Republican candidate from Cashiers and Hayden Rogers, Democratic candidate from Brasstown rallied support for their campaigns by tackling topics such as their view on the health of the economy to the government's role in women's health care issues.

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