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Josh Dobson speaks at the Avery County GOP convention last Saturday, March 30.
Photo by Matthew Hundley

Originally published: 2013-04-02 15:55:37
Last modified: 2013-04-03 10:47:29

Dobson speaks at Avery GOP convention

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Avery County Republican Party held its annual convention last Saturday, March 30, and featured a statement from N.C. District 85 Rep. Josh Dobson, who spoke about several ongoing efforts in Raleigh with ramifications for Avery County and Western North Carolina.
Among other issues, Dobson noted his support for a bill currently being expedited in state legislature that would require photo identification for voters during elections.
He also mentioned an effort he has championed to establish an exemption for certain Western North Carolina counties, including Avery, from a new law requiring school to start later in the year. Dobson's proposal would allow some western counties like Avery and Mitchell to be autonomous when establishing school schedules, allowing them to better accommodate scheduling flexibility made necessary by inclement winter weather.

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