29-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County…
Today (November 7) is Election Day and municipal races will be decided across the Greater Hickory Metro. The polls were scheduled to open at 6:30 a.m. There are contests in all Hickory Metro area counties. WHKY will have complete coverage of returns on the radio, on our website whky.com, and on WHKY News on our YouTube channel.
The races we’ll be covering include the Ward 3 contest for Hickory City Council. There are two candidates vying for the seat, incumbent Danny Seaver and challenger Daria Jackson. All other Hickory races are uncontested.
Elsewhere in Catawba County, there are contested races for Newton Mayor and City Council. Two candidates are competing in the Mayor’s race, and there are ten candidates running for three available seats on council. Maiden has contested races for Mayor and Town Council, including a contested race for an unexpired seat. There is also a contested race for Mayor in the Town of Catawba.
In Caldwell County, there are four candidates for three seats on Lenoir City Council. Also in Caldwell, there is a contested race for Granite Falls Town Council, where seven candidates are competing for three seats. In Burke County, there are contested races for Valdese Town Council in Wards 1, 4, and 5. In addition, there is a race for Mayor in the Town of Drexel.
Alexander County voting is limited to Taylorsville this election cycle, and there are contested races for Mayor and Town Council. There’s a crowded field in the Town Council race, where 13 candidates have filed to run for four available seats. In Iredell County, there is a contested race for Mayor of the Town of Mooresville.
Polls will remain open until 7:30 p.m. If you’d like to know where you can go to vote click this link https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ and fill out the information. After the polls close we’ll have election returns on our website, on WHKY Radio 1290 AM and 102.3 FM, and a full recap will be available later in the evening with Ralph Mangum on our YouTube channel which can be accessed at this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiImj9AV4RUHlduru5GTvg