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BEECH MOUNTAIN — The choice in the town of Beech Mountain might be framed as six candidates going for three council seats, but the theme during the nearly three-hour candidates forum at the Buckeye Lake Recreation Center on Oct. 10 was whether voters will prefer the three challengers or the …

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BOONE — One-stop early voting for the local municipal election opens at the Watauga County Administration Building on Oct. 16 and at the Appalachian State University Plemmons Student Union on Oct. 21.

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BOONE — Election Day for three open seats on the Boone Town Council takes place Tuesday, Nov. 5. Four candidates are running for three open seats on the Boone Town Council, with the top two vote-getters winning four-year terms and the third-place finisher to earn a two-year term.

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BOONE — The four candidates for the three open seats on the Boone Town Council fielded eight questions at a forum hosted Oct. 10 by the Appalachian State College Democrats in the Table Rock Room of the Plemmons Student Union.

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SEVEN DEVILS — Plans for the new and old town hall in Seven Devils as well as the placement of a proposed trail between Watauga and Avery counties were topics of discussion for four Seven Devils Town Council candidates on Oct. 9.

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Below are sample ballots for voters in the 2019 municipal elections for Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone and Seven Devils. Early voting begins Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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BLOWING ROCK — The four candidates for the two seats on the Blowing Rock Town Council and the lone mayoral candidate answered a myriad of questions at the Blowing Rock Civic Association’s Candidates Forum on Oct. 3 at a packed American Legion Hall.

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Overlooking Rivers Street from the Roess Dining Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University, the Watauga County Democratic Party hosted a Fall Rally on Saturday, Oct. 5.

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WATAUGA COUNTY — The 2019 municipal election season ramps up in the next five weeks with candidate forums, early voting, registration deadlines and finally, Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when 19 candidates seek 12 elected offices in Watauga’s four towns. And in those four towns, every tow…

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BOONE — The two-week municipal election filing period began at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 5, and by the end of the day, four filers had put pen to paper, including one challenger in Boone.