Flame Throwing at Blowing Rock Candidate Forum During Mayoral Debate Between Phillips and Lawrence

Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm

By Jesse Wood

Oct. 23, 2013. The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Candidate Forum” on Tuesday evening for those running for Blowing Rock Town Council and mayor of Blowing Rock. 

All but incumbent Councilman Tommy Klutz attended; Klutz penned a letter to the editor here on why he didn’t participate. 

As for the mayoral race, incumbent J.B. Lawrence and challenger Dan Phillips engaged in a bit of flame throwing. See the video of Phillips’ and Lawrence’s closing statement below. The video starts a hair after Lawrence begins. Lawrence begins by saying: “Why did our local elections get so contentious?”


Below is another video of Phillips and Lawrence answering this question from moderator John Marshall: “What are your concerns and visions for Blowing Rock’s future?”


PHOTOS of Mayoral Debate

Photo by Jesse Wood

Phillips (left) and Lawrence (right) – Photo by Jesse Wood


Photo by Jesse Wood

Phillips (left) and Lawrence (right) – Photo by Jesse Wood


Photo by Ken Ketchie

The candidate forum in Blowing Rock was sparsely attended. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Check out the Blowing Rock mayoral candidates’ pages here for the 2013 municipal elections. 


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