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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Multiple candidate forums taking place this week

WILMINGTON — It’s primary election season and to help prepare voters ahead of casting their ballots, various candidate forums will take place this week. All are free to attend and will cover pressing issues facing the community at large.

Primary Election Day is May 17, with early voting running from Apr. 28 to May 14. The voter registration deadline is Apr. 22.

Here is a rundown of forums taking place through Apr. 21.

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CFCC Candidates Forum

Cape Fear Community College’s Department of Social Sciences and Student Political Science Club will present a New Hanover County Commission Candidate forum, featuring Democrat candidates, on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 11 a.m. –12 p.m.

WECT’s Jon Evans will moderate, and the event will be held at the CFCC Wilmington Campus in the Union Station auditorium, U-170. It’s free and open to the public.

More information can be found by contacting

The NAACP NHC Sheriff’s Candidates Forum

The New Hanover County NAACP is hosting a sheriff’s candidate forum on Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Livestreamed, the forum can be accessed on NHC NAACP’s Facebook page or via Zoom — register in advance here.

All candidates were invited to participate, but incumbent Ed McMahon and candidate Kelvin Hargrove will attend only. The forum will be moderated by Reddgo Long Jr.

Candidates Forum on the Arts

Hosted at the Cameron Art Museum, a forum will be held to find out where candidates for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners stand on issues that affect the arts community.

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County is hosting the event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 21. It’s free to attend at CAM, 3201 S. 17th St.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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