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February 12, 2013

You can get nomination petitions next week

NEW CASTLE — If you want to run for office in the May primary, you can pick up nomination petitions beginning Feb. 19.

That also is the first day candidates can begin circulating petitions, according to Lawrence County elections director Ed Allison.

The filing deadline for petitions is March 12.

Voters will elect candidates to county, municipal and school board seats this year.

The county offices of district attorney, sheriff and register and recorder will be on the May 21 ballot.

In New Castle, voters will elect three candidates to city council — two to four-year terms and one to a two-year term — and a treasurer.

Supervisors will be elected in the townships and mayors and council members will be elected in the boroughs.

Voters also will elect tax collectors and auditors in those municipalities.

In each of the county’s eight school districts, four seats will be filled.

In addition, voters will elect district judges in two magisterial districts. The terms of Melissa A. Amodie and Scott A. McGrath expire this year.

Allison said the offices of all judges and inspectors of elections in all of the county’s precincts also will be on this year’s ballot.

The deadline to register to vote is April 22 and the last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is May 14.

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Community Events
  • Shale royalty meeting for landowners planned

    Lawrence County residents who have questions about royalties on gas drilling leases are invited to a meeting tomorrow.

    April 23, 2014

  • Veterans seminar planned

    A veterans seminar on health and benefits will be offered May 2 at the Lawrence County Government Center.

    April 22, 2014

  • Veterans questions answered

    Answers to Veterans Administration and other benefits will be available Thursday at the office of state Rep. Chris Sainato.

    April 22, 2014

  • Offices to close for Good Friday

    The office of Lawrence County Community Action Partnership will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.

    April 16, 2014

  • Comcast Cares Day to aid local charity

    Comcast employees will spend a day assisting a local charity. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lawrence County will be the recipient of support April 26 from Comcast Cares Day.

    April 15, 2014

  • Class of 1950 to hold reunion

    New Castle High School’s class of 1950 is planning a reunion for May 3. There will be a buffet luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crane Room, 3009 Wilmington Road.

    April 1, 2014

  • Seedling sale deadline nears

    The deadline for tree seedling and plant orders from the Lawrence County Conservation District sale is Friday.

    April 1, 2014

  • Veterans health fair set at courthouse

    A veterans health fair has been scheduled for Friday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lower level of the Lawrence County courthouse.

    April 1, 2014

  • Fundraiser set for canine vests

    A Night at the Races has been set to raise money for equipping local police dogs with protective vests. Organizers said the effort was inspired by January’s death of Rocco, a Pittsburgh canine officer who was fatally stabbed by a suspect police were arresting.

    March 31, 2014

  • 1 NC 1881(1).jpg Parade to honor state champion ’Canes

    New Castle will have the opportunity to celebrate its championship basketball team once again this week. The city and school district are co-hosting a downtown parade Thursday in honor of New Castle High’s Red Hurricane basketball team.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

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