Election filing period ends at noon Friday, July 19
BAKERSVILLE – The filing deadline to run for office in the upcoming election is noon Friday, July 19.
Positions available during the current election cycle include Spruce Pine mayor, which is currently held by Darla Harding, and two seats on Spruce Pine Town Council, which are now held by James Acuff and Rocky Buchanan.
Two seats on Bakersville Town Council are up for grabs. One seat is currently held by Beau Thomas and the other by Charlie Nash.
The lone contested race as of press time Monday, July 15, was for Spruce Pine mayor. Harding has filed for re-election and will be challenged by Lori McIntyre.
See next week’s News-Journal for an update about election filings.