WNC’s 11th District Republicans hold their annual convention on Saturday, April 25, featuring guest speakers N.C. Sen. Debbie Clary and former 11th District Rep. Charles Taylor. Clary, who represents Cleveland and Rutherford counties, is serving her first term in the N.C. Senate after seven terms in the N.C. House. Taylor, who hales from Brevard, represented Western North Carolina’s 11th District from 1991 to 2007.
According to a release from Stephen Duncan, district chair, the convention will include election analysis, tribute videos, speakers and entertainment. It will take place in the Charles Beale Auditorium at Haywood Community College; registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the convention is anticipated to end at 1 p.m. There is no attendance charge. The 11th District includes Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey counties.
— Nelda Holder, associate editor