• The candidate filing period for the Nov. 7 General Election began this past Friday in Mitchell County. Pictured, from left, is Spruce Pine Town Council member and vice mayor Larry McKinney, Spruce Pine Mayor Darla Harding, center, Cassi Phillips, and Spruce Pine Town Council member Jackie Rensink as they complete the required paperwork to file for re-election at the Mitchell County Board of Elections in Bakersville.
    The candidate filing period for the Nov. 7 General Election began this past Friday in Mitchell County. Pictured, from left, is Spruce Pine Town Council member and vice mayor Larry McKinney, Spruce Pine Mayor Darla Harding, center, Cassi Phillips, and Spruce Pine Town Council member Jackie Rensink as they complete the required paperwork to file for re-election at the Mitchell County Board of Elections in Bakersville.

Election filing period begins in county

BAKERSVILLE – The election filing period began at noon this past Friday and three officials from the town of Spruce Pine wasted no time submitting their paperwork for re-election.

Spruce Pine Town Council member and Vice Mayor Larry McKinney filed paperwork to seek his third term. Mayor Darla Harding filed for her second two-year term as the town’s top elected official. Harding also served a term as council member and her being elected mayor created a vacancy ultimately filled by Jackie Rensink, who was appointed to the seat a year ago. Rensink joined McKinney and Harding this past Friday in filing to be on the ballot for the Nov. 7 General Election.

Other positions up for re-election are for Mayor of Bakersville and the Bakersville Town Council seats of Mary Sue Ledford and George Wilson.

No one had filed for any of the Bakersville positions as of press time Tuesday.

The candidate filing period ends at noon Friday, July 21.

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