Candidates still needed in Vance

We’re not at the point of being alarmed yet, but no one filed for office in Henderson, Middleburg or Kittrell today. That’s fine for Kittrell, which has a full ballot and an incumbent, Gene Pulley, who has yet to file. But Middleburg has no candidates for mayor or town commissioner, and Henderson has no candidates for mayor or the ward representatives from Wards 2 and 4. The deadline is noon Aug. 5. Vance Elections Director Faye Gill said that if any office has no candidates by the deadline, she will extend the filing period for that office for five business days. After that, we would enter the unknown.