A month after the sudden death of Maggie Valley Mayor Ron DeSimone, longtime alderwoman Saralyn Price has decided to seek the mayor’s seat as a write-in candidate in the fall election.
The mood was somber at Maggie Valley town hall last Wednesday as Alderwoman Saralyn Price called a special board meeting to order.
A candidate for mayor in Waynesville is dropping out of the race, although his name will still be on the ballot.
There are two types of mayors — the ones who show up to shake hands and kiss babies and the ones who take an active role in their town to make it a better place.
Maggie Valley Mayor Ron DeSimone certainly fell into the latter category.
The tragic accident that killed Mayor Ron DeSimone last week has left a hole in upcoming town elections this fall.
The dust has settled following a last-minute scramble of candidates signing up to run for the Waynesville town board last week, and voters now have their work cut out.
The election for the Bryson City Board of Aldermen looked like it would be a landslide for the incumbents early last week, but that had all changed by last Friday as four more people signed up to run for office.
With so many roads needing to be repaved in Bryson City and so little money to do it with, the town board of aldermen has to make tough decisions and try to prioritize a short list of projects each year.
There’s one more in the race to become Sylva’s next mayor following Alderman Danny Allen’s decision to run for the seat.
When election candidate sign-ups begin next week, at least one town board member plans on putting her hat in the ring for the mayor’s seat.