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The Haywood County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at 286 Haywood Square in Waynesville, has expanded Saturday hours to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. 828.452.9607 or haywooddemocrats.org.

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A post convention wrap-up at the Highlands headquarters of the Macon County Democratic Party will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Deputy National Finance Chair for the Democratic Party Mark Gilbert and his wife Nancy will share some of their experiences as insiders at the convention and on the campaign trail with President Barack Obama. Gilbert currently chairs the “Swing State Victory Fund” for Obama’s reelection campaign. Located on the lower level of the Peggy Crosby Center on Fifth Street.

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Back Then with George Ellison

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