Evening of Gratitude

Evening of Gratitude 2015

Join us on Friday, November 13 to honor the service of retired Yancey County Sheriff Kermit Banks. Sheriff Banks served in law enforcement for 40 plus years and was sheriff of Yancey for over 36 years, making him one of the longest serving sheriffs in state history. This evening will celebrate one of Yancey County and North Carolina’s finest civil servants.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:30pm

The Burnsville Town Center in Burnsville, NC

Kindly RSVP by November 4. You can do so by visiting the Event Page by clicking here.

Or download the RSVP form by clicking here and mail to The Yancey County Republican Party at PO Box 1776, Burnsville, NC 28714

Event cost information as follows:

  • Attendee – $25
  • Friend – $100
  • Bronze Level Sponsor – $150
  • Silver Level Sponsor – $200
  • Gold Level Sponsor – $250
  • Platinum Level Sponsor – $500
  • Diamond Level Sponsor – $1,000

– Paid for by the Yancey County Republican Party –

  • According to NC State Board of Elections, contributions must list contributor’s name, complete mailing address, occupation and employer information.
  • Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Contributions from corporations, business entities, labor unions, professional associations or insurance companies are prohibited. Anonymous contributions are prohibited.

Boots & BBQ

On Saturday, August 1, join Rep. Michele Presnell for a night of good food and fellowship. Congressman Mark Meadows will be in attendance and Bubba’s Good Eats will be serving up some deliciousness! 

The event begins at 4pm and to RSVP call or text 828-208-3874. The event will be $25 per person.

Hunter Murphy Visits with Yancey GOP

At the Yancey County Republican meeting Hunter Murphy, candidate for Court of Appeals, spoke to those in attendance. He passionately shared the importance of electing conservative judges throughout the state in 2016.
Hunter Murphy
Hunter Murphy
Hunter resides in Waynesville, NC with his wife Kellie and their 5 year old twins, Brayden and Eden. To learn more about Hunter visit his website by CLICKING HERE

NCGOP Elects Michele Nix as Vice Chairman

On June 6, 2015 in Raleigh, delegates to the 2015 North Carolina Republican State Convention elected Michele Nix as the next Vice Chairman of the state Republican Party (NCGOP). She is currently the Chairman of the Lenoir County Republican Party and will serve along with newly elected NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett.

“The Republican Party needs those in leadership who can and will attract like-minded individuals from all walks of life, including minorities, women and youth,” said Chairman Harnett. “Teamwork makes the dream work, and Michele and I will work together to grow the party and ensure a Republican victory in 2016.”

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Michele Nix

NCGOP Elects Hasan Harnett as New Chairman

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the delegates to the 2015 North Carolina Republican State Convention elected Hasan Harnett as the next chairman of the state Republican Party (NCGOP). Outgoing Chairman Claude Pope released the following statement after today’s vote:

“Congratulations to Hasan Harnett for his election as the new chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. As a former campaign manager and outreach director, Hasan has the right experience to raise the funds necessary to grow our grassroots army and lead our party to even greater electoral victories. I want to thank all of the candidates who were nominated for this very important position, and I am confident that under Hasan’s leadership, the North Carolina Republican Party will continue forward with new energy and unity to defeat the Hillary Clinton-Roy Cooper machine in 2016.

“Thanks to the strength of our party and our grassroots supporters, North Carolina now has a Republican governor, two U.S. Senators, ten out of thirteen U.S. House seats and both chambers of the General Assembly.

“I want to thank the NCGOP staff and all of the supporters of the North Carolina Republican Party who have donated their time and money to make this all possible. But most of all, I want to thank the grassroots, who do the hard work on the ground to get out the vote for our Republican candidates at all levels. Serving as NCGOP chairman has been a great honor, but I look forward to returning to Bald Head Island to my wife, family and business.”

Hasan Harnett
Hasan Harnett, NC Republican Party Chairman

Rep Presnell to Speak on Human Trafficking

Rep. Michele Presnell will be the guest speaker at an upcoming event at Mars Hill University about the topic of human trafficking. Presnell will be joined by Kate Stahlman, co-founder and outreach director for Compassion to Act, a faith-based ministry based in Charlotte, N.C., which seeks to liberate and restore victims of human trafficking and exploitation. “Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard – What We Can Do to End It,” will take place at 7 p.m. on April 24 at Broyhill Chapel.  It is free and open to the public.

Presnell said she became interested in the issue of human trafficking through her work on House Bill 855, bipartisan legislation introduced in 2013 which protects the rights of minor victims of human trafficking, according to nchouse118.com, a website about Presnell’s work in the General Assembly.

“I learned more than I ever wanted to know,” she said on the site. “And I was very moved to do something about it. This bill won’t fix the whole problem, of course — but if just one child is saved from this horrible life, then at least we’ve accomplished something.”Rep. Presnell represents the 118th district in the N.C. House of Representatives, covering Madison, Yancey, and Haywood Counties.  This event is sponsored by the Mars Hill University College Republicans.