Nov, 3, 2015. The unofficial results for the 2015 municipal elections in Watauga and Avery counties are in.
Losing Incumbents: Cindy Keller (Beech Mountain Town Council); Dan Phillips (Blowing Rock Town Council); Dale Henson (Crossnore Alderman); Susie Potter (Newland Town Council)
Newland’s referendum on the sale of alcohol: 72 percent of voters approved the sale of wine and beer in Newland town limits. This compares to 54 percent that favored alcohol sales when it first appeared on the ballot in 2006. For more background on this controversial issue, click here.
Write-in Candidates Win in Crossnore and Newland: Dan Vance, a write-in candidate, came in third in the Crossnore Alderman race, which featured 3 seats. Vance received 24 votes, just squeaking by incumbent Dale Henson’s 23 votes. Dave Calvert, a write-in candidate in Newland, also came in third in the Newland Town Council race, which also featured 3 seats. Calvert received 126 votes, more than 40 more than the fourth-place votegetter.
Incumbent Mayors Win Big: Incumbent mayors across Avery and Watauga counties won by big margins on Tuesday, according to unofficial results. JB Lawrence in Blowing Rock, Brenda Lyerly in Banner Elk and current Boone Mayor Pro-Tem Rennie Brantz were among the victorious. COMPILED BY JESSE WOOD / Read more…