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Meet the Candidates Oct. 9

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Article Published: Oct. 4, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 10, 2012

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Meet the Candidates Forum Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the large courtroom of the Watauga County Courthouse on West King Street in downtown Boone.
National (U.S. Senate and U.S. House), state (governor, N.C. Senate and N.C. House) and local candidates for the Watauga County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have been invited.

As of presstime, the chamber did not have confirmation from all the candidates.

The forum starts at 5:30 p.m., featuring candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, N.C. governor, N.C. Senate and N.C. House, followed by Watauga County commissioner candidates at 6:30 p.m., and then candidates for the Watauga County Board of Education at 7:30 p.m.

Questions will be asked of all the candidates in a round robin format, meaning each will have an opportunity to answer first, but all will address the same question. The audience will be allowed to submit written questions during the forum.

All questions will be asked by the moderator. Each response will have a one-minute time limit, and each candidate will have a two-minute closing statement.

According to the chamber, the forum is not intended to be a debate between candidates or between the audience and the candidates, but rather an opportunity for the citizenry to hear each candidate’s position on topics important to all. In order to maintain decorum, political literature and signage will not be allowed in the room.

For more information, call (828) 264-2225 or email (

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