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Lilly Knoepp

In downtown Sylva about 20 Democrats gathered around 7pm to watch the primary election results roll in on NBC at the Lazy Hiker Taproom/Mad Batter. 


Many said that they weren’t too excited about the presidential election but were energized about local politics.


“I’m certainly not. I’ve been an Elizabeth Warren supporter and it feels like it’s getting decided before a lot of states have even voted,” says Sylva resident Betty Dishman, who is a fan of Moe Davis.


Matt Bush / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Early voting concludes February 29th ahead of the March 3rd primary election in North Carolina.  Voters will decide nominees for a large number of races in the fall.  In Western North Carolina, choosing a new member of Congress headlines the list of elections on the ballot.  The 11th Congressional District has new boundaries this year, ensuring all of the westernmost portion of the state is in the same district.  It also has no incumbent.

Meadows Seeks Fourth Term In NC 11th District

Nov 1, 2018
Cory Vaillancourt

Early voting in North Carolina wraps up this weekend ahead of Election Day next Tuesday.  When voters head to the polls in Western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, they’ll have a choice between two challengers, or the Republican who’s held the seat since 2012.

Rep. Meadows' Challengers Speak Out In NC 11th District

Oct 31, 2018
Price For Congress

Early voting in North Carolina is winding up ahead of Election Day, which is now less than a week away.  The 11th Congressional District covers most of Western North Carolina. That seat has been occupied by Republican Mark Meadows since 2012, but his two opponents are hoping to change that in the coming days. 

Phillip Price

With Waynesville Democrat Matt Coffay withdrawing from next year’s race for the Congressional seat in North Carolina’s eleventh district, the only challenger left for incumbent Republican Mark Meadows’s seat now is Nebo resident Phillip Price. BPR’s Davin Eldridge caught up with Price at a meet-and-greet in Highlands, where Price introduced himself to a non-partisan group of voters…

Matt Bush BPR

Matt Coffay, a Democrat who earlier this year announced he would seek the party's nomination for North Carolina's 11th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has announced he is dropping out of the race.