Macon GOP Participated in the Franklin Heritage Festival on July 19
Vince West (pictured above) Vice Chair of the Macon County Republican Party, Howard and Kathy Flett, Dwight Vinson, Susan Phillips, Kathy Hildreth, Valerie and Paul Niskanen and Gary Shields battled steady rain to present the best possible face to the Franklin Folk Festival this weekend. In keeping with the mountain heritage theme, the Republicans presented a historical look at generations of Macon County Commissioners. In addition, the GEMS gave away "old fashioned" candy and tiny gem stones in remembrance of our mountain gem heritage. The MC GOP also gave away about 250 bottles of water to thirsty festival attendees. We've enjoyed a summer of participation in our local festivals and garnered much good will along the way. Thank you Vince West for organizing and leading EVERY step of the way on this one.
A tribute to one of our heroes...Senator Bob
NC conservative judge candidate "look a likes" marched to continuous applause in the Franklin July 4th parade. The response to conservatism was amazing!
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The Macon County GOP participated in the 2014 Franklin Scottish Frestival on June 14. Click here to see photos: 2014 Scottish Festival
The 2014 North Carolina GOP State Convention was held June 6-9 at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. Nearly 700 Delegates and Alternates from across the State attended, including 14 from Macon County. Click here to see photos from the event (and check back as additional photos may be added):
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The 11th District of the North Carolina GOP held its 2014 convention at the Tuscola High School, in Waynesville, on April 26th. Many of us caravanned with car windows painted "Macon County GOP" and met other members of our delegation at the school.
To the awesome members of our delegation: THANK YOU FOR GIVING UP YOUR SATURDAY! The gift of time is never to be underestimated.
Not only were we the largest delegation at the convention, we even received a "shout out" from Congressman Meadows for our SPIRIT.
Congressman Meadows awarded Harold Corbin a letter and plague commemorating his exemplary life of service. The words on the plague were read into the US Congressional Record by Congressman Meadows.
The entire assembly also approved a resolution to name public buildings, streets, bridges, etc.throughout the 17 counties of District 11 in honor of the late Senator Robert Carpenter. Ms. Helen Carpenter was in attendance and she, too, was acknowledged by the entire assembly.
It was a great day to be a Republican from Macon County!
April 1st was a beautiful day for the Grand Opening of our new HQ. Some 65 folks celebrated the awesome new space and all it has to offer.
Ms. Helen Carpenter and Mr. Harold Corbin officially cut the ribbon to open the HQ.
Kevin Corbin presented Ms. Helen Carpenter with a beautiful picture/plaque representing all the accomplishments of the late Senator Bob. He also announced the renaming of the Community Building, "The Carpenter Community Center," The new plaque will hang permanently at the community building in Senator Bob's honor.
The HQ is now open for business Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-3 and Tuesday from 12-5.
A Republican Candidate Forum was held on March 29th at 2:00 PM at the Community Building on Hwy. 441 in Franklin. Some 110 energized citizens, many new faces, gathered at the newly named "Carpenter Community Building" to listen to candidates present their views for the upcoming 2014 election.
Judge Eric Levenson from Raleigh, Candidate for NC Supreme Court, representatives for candidates, Southern and Alexander, NC Senator Jim Davis and candidates for 8 other district and local races spoke. While the entire event was spirited, the candidates and the audience were courteous and passionate as the views were presented and questions asked with total civility! It was a great day as Macon County Republicans prepare to go into the upcoming primary better informed to chose our winners in 2014. A slideshow from the event is given below.
Saturday, March 15th was a great day to be a Republican in Macon County! Some 160 energized Republican delegates CROWDED into the Community Building for our annual convention. The standing room only crowd came to its feet as The Blue Ridge sang God Bless America and One Nation.
The crowd came to its feet again in honor of Rich and Cate Robb who received special awards for many years of outstanding service to our community and our party. Congressman Meadows awarded Rich a letter that was read into the Congressional Record on Rich's 90th birthday, Jan. 19th, and a US flag flown over the US Capitol on the same day. Senator Jim Davis awarded Rich 2 letters, one signed by the President Pro Tem of the NC Senate and another from Senator Davis himself. Representative Roger West also acknowledged Rich with a letter and a NC flag that flew over Raleigh on Rich's birthday. Lastly, Sheriff Holland acknowledged Cate with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers. Well done for two most deserving and loved Republicans!
Our hometown favorite Congressman Meadows delivered a stirring challenge to "keep the faith" using a story from the War of 1812. If you were not there, please ask someone to tell you the story Mark told about Fort McHenry. Justice Martin ignited the crowd with his strong appeal for conservative values. What an amazing opportunity for us to get to know the next Chief Justice of the NC Supreme court.
Click Here to see more photos from the convention: Convention Photos
Ashley Welch Announces Candidacy for District Attorney
At the November 16th Macon County Republican General Meeting, Assistant District Attorney
Welch has been a North Carolina Assistant District Attorney for over a decade and has been in
Welch is endorsed by Macon County Sheriff Robert L. Holland, Swain County Sheriff Curtis
Welch is a Western North Carolina native and has resided in Macon County since 2005. She is
Welch completed the National District Attorneys Association Career Prosecutor Course and the
Welch received a Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate of Appreciation For Outstanding
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