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Candidates to take stage

East Lincoln residents will have a chance to ask questions of their candidates for county commissioner at a Republican primary candidates forum Tuesday.
The forum will be hosted by the East Lincoln Betterment Association and begins at 7 p.m.
Denver resident Doug Mayes, who worked with WBTV in Charlotte, will serve as facilitator.
Participating in the forum will be two Republican candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 41, Sen. Jim Forrester and Sen. R.B. Sloan. Seven Republican candidates for county commissioner — Tom Anderson, Terry Brotherton, Larry Craig, Albert “Danny” Glenn, James Hallman, Marie Moore and Alex Patton — will also take part.
Each candidate will be given three minutes to introduce their position. Mayes will then ask a series of questions to each candidate, allowing two minutes for each response.
Candidates will be questioned on fiscal responsibility, services and infrastructure, planning and zoning, and background and qualifications for office.
Greg Coffey, president of ELBA, said the forum will help people with their decisions.
“It will help with an understanding of the candidates,” he said. “All of the voters of east Lincoln need to understand who you are voting for.”
Candidates will not know what questions will be asked prior to the forum.
The forum will be held at the East Lincoln Recreation Center, 8160 Optimist Club Road, Denver. A free barbecue dinner will be held at 6 p.m. for the first 100 people. The forum will last about two hours.
by Amy Wadsworth

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