One additional candidate filed on Friday before the filing period for municipal elections this fall ended at noon.

Angela Jordan Day filed as a candidate for North Wilkesboro commissioner soon after the Wilkes Board of Elections office opened Friday morning. Day lives on J Street and owns and operates a retail business on Main Street, North Wilkesboro, and is a Realtor. She hasn’t previously held an elected office.

With Day, there now are six candidates for two North Wilkesboro commissioner seats.

The other five are Larry Shane Taylor, Deborah “Debbie” F. Ferguson, Grant B. “Bart” Hayes, Michael P. Parsons and Robert C. Horn. Hayes and Ferguson are incumbents and Taylor, Parsons and Horn haven’t previously held elected positions.

On the ballot as candidates for a four-year term as North Wilkesboro mayor are Joseph Adam Higdon, who hasn’t held an elected office, and incumbent Robert L. Johnson.

Candidates for two Wilkesboro councilman seats are Nellie H. Archibald, Russell “Russ” F. Ferree and Claude A. “Andy” Soots. Archibald was elected to the council in 2009 and didn’t seek re-election when her term ended. Ferree and Soots are incumbents.

Incumbents and Rheajean M. Benge, Helen T. Porter and Gene E. Fowler are the only people who filed as candidates for the three Ronda commissioner seats on the ballot this fall.

Election Day is Nov. 7. All three towns hold non-partisan elections, which means there are no primaries.

For more details, call the Wilkes Board of Elections at 336-651-7338 or go to and click "candidates."

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