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LIVE STREAM of ‘Meet the Candidate Forum’ Tonight on HCPress.com – Coverage Starts at 5:30 p.m.

By Jesse Wood

Oct. 9, 2012. Tonight, the Boone Area Chamber presents the “Meet the Candidate Forum” at the Watauga County Courthouse, and High Country Press will stream the event live at the top of the front page.

If you can’t attend the event but still want to hear what the candidates for N.C. Senate and House of Representatives, Watauga County Board of Commissioners and the Watauga County Board of Education have to say, tune into www.hcpress.com at 5:30 p.m. 

This live stream will allow for an unfiltered presentation of what each candidate has to say on certain topics. 

The event, which includes question and answer – not debate, takes place in the large courtroom of the courthouse on King Street in downtown Boone and starts at 5:30 p.m.

The format will be ‘round robin’ with the same questions asked to all of the candidates. The audience will be allowed to submit written questions during the forum, and all questions will be asked by a moderator. Each response is limited to a one minute, and each candidate will have a chance to end with a two-minute closing statement.

A press release from the Boone Chamber added, “This forum is not intended to be a debate between candidates or between candidates and members of the audience but rather an opportunity for the citizenry to hear each candidate’s position on topics important to all.”

Boone Area Chamber President Dan Meyer confirmed today that these candidates are scheduled to attend:

State Congressional Candidates at 5:30 p.m. (tentative)

N.C. House of Representatives – District 93: Cullie Tarleton v. Jonathan Jordan (incumbent)
N.C. Senate – District 45: Roy Carter Jr. v. Dan Soucek (incumbent)

Watauga County Board of Commissioners Candidates at 6:30 p.m. (tentative)

District 1: Virginia Roseman v. Perry Yates
District 2: Vince Gable v. John Welch
District 3: Billy Kennedy v. Tommy Adams

Watauga County Board of Education Candidates at 7:30 p.m. (tentative)

Ron Henries
Deborah Greene
Barbara Kinsey 
Fred C. Oliver
Brenda Reese
Jay Fenwick 

In order to maintain decorum, the press release stated, that political literature and signage will not be allowed in the courtroom.

For more information, call 828-264-2225 or email danmeyer@boonechamber.com.

Concerning the live stream:

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  • This is our first attempt at a live stream