Oct. 6 forum features ‘Battle of the Titans’

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ELIZABETH CITY – In this neck of the North Carolina woods, the election for state Senate District 1 is shaping up to be a mega-contest – that might rival McCrory vs. Cooper, or even Trump vs. Hillary.

Of course, we’re referring to the seat currently held by conservative Republican Bill Cook, who is facing an energetic challenge from Democrat Brownie Futrell, former owner/publisher of the Washington Daily News. An Oct. 6 event at the Pasquotank County Courthouse, labeled a ‘Candidate Forum,’ features the two heavyweights and a host of other incumbents and challengers.


By all means, put this one on your calendar! And, for a good seat, plan to arrive well before the 6:30 pm start. Planning for the session has been underway for weeks. The forum is a joint undertaking of the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Daily Advance Newspaper, and the County Compass.