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With Election Day on the horizon, Buncombe County candidates seeking to represent voters in the N.C. House of Representatives and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners continue to make their case to voters.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Black Mountain Library, the League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County will hold its third forum highlighting local candidates. This event will feature two candidates vying to represent the eastern and northern part of the county, or District 115, in the N.C. House, and District 2 in the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The area includes Black Mountain, Fairview and portions of Leicester and Swannanoa.

Go here and enter your name to find your district and to view your sample ballot.

Voters in the district may choose two of four candidates for Buncombe County Board of Commissioner. They are Ellen Frost, a Democrat; Mike Fryar, a Republican; Christina Kelly G. Merrill, a Republican; and Carol Peterson, a Democrat.

For N.C. House District 115, Nathan Ramsey, a Republican, will face Susan Wilson, a Democrat.

All are slated to attend tonight’s event.

Carolina Public Press joins Mountain Xpress, The Urban News, News Radio 570 WWNC and 880 The Revolution as a series co-sponsor. The forums have and will be moderated by Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville.

Click to view full-size image. Map courtesy of the Buncombe County Board of Elections.

Upcoming League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County forum

Oct. 15: Districts 3 & 116
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Skyland Volunteer Fire Department, 9 Miller Rd. (where Long Shoals meets Hendersonville Road)

  • Candidates for Buncombe County Commission, District 3
  • N.C. House, District 116

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