Monday, 05 November 2007 09:28
One-stop ballots have been counted and Boone voters are
leading the pack.
819 early votes were cast in the Boone runoff between October
winner Liz Aycock and incumbent Councilman Dempsey Wilcox.
17 early votes were cast in Beech Mountain, 58 in Blowing
Rock and 43 in Seven Devils.
Tomorrow is Election Day. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and
close at 7 p.m. Visit goblueridge.net for more election information, and listen
to our Election Special for live election updates starting at 7:30 p.m. on AM
1450 WATA, Highway 106.1 FM and Mix 102.3 FM tomorrow.
In Avery County, 84 early votes
were cast- mostly in Sugar Mountain’s contested council race. Incumbents Ed Hardin and Gunther Jochl are
battling newcomer Nancy Crawford for their seats.
Wilkes early voting drew a total
of 272 voters, 130 in North Wilkesboro and 142 in Wilkesboro.
Caldwell County drew 320 early
votes, mostly in Lenoir’s uncontested race. A late write-in mayoral campaign by
business owner Debra Venti could be the reason. She’s attempting to take the
seat from incumbent David Barlowe.
Ashe County has no early voting.