There will be two steps to decide who is the best of the best in Loudon County this year in the newspaper’s annual Hometown Favorites.

Step One: Nominations

From July 15-Aug. 2, readers choose who deserves to be considered for each category by submitting their nominations online by following this link ites-2020-2/ to the ballot. The number of nominees included on the final ballot may vary by category.

Step Two: Voting

From Aug. 7-21, come back to https://news-herald.second ites-2020-2/ to vote for your favorite nominee in each category online. We’ll tally our readers’ votes, then announce the winners in our exclusive special section in September in the News-Herald.

All voting must be done online; there will not be a print ballot for 2020.

Questions? Contact us at webmaster@news-