Dems to hold convention

Carolinas News Notes

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The LGBT Democrats of North Carolina will host its second annual state convention on Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m., at the Grove Park Inn, Roosevelt Room, 290 Macon Ave.

This is being held in conjunction with Blue Ridge Pride and the N.C. Democratic Party’s Western Gala.

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President Ryan Butler of Greensboro was recently interviewed by C-SPAN at the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte.

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Other offices are Concetta Caliendo, vice president, Charlotte; Gayle Keresey, secretary, Wilmington; Kirby Heard, treasurer, High Point; and Zachery Reedy, vice president for university and college outreach, Cullowhee.

The event is free. Dues are $10 for those who want to join the organization.

For more information, email or visit

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