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Campbell, Bradford face off at BBQ & Candidate Forum


Incumbent John Bradford, a Republican, will face independent Jane Campbell for a lively discussion about issues in NC House District 98 at the Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum Tuesday at Town Hall,

The event, which is hosted by Cornelius Today, costs $8 to attend. The price includes a traditional pork barbecue lunch, complete with cole slaw, beans, cookies and a beverage.  There is no charge for first responders in uniform.

A Color Guard from American Legion Post 86 will present the flag and Mayor Pro Tem Woody Washam will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Music teacher Brianne Lute will lead guests in “This Land is Our Land,” “My Country Tis of Thee” and “It’s a Grand Old Flag.”

Rev. Travis Norton, pastor of Community in Christ Lutheran Church in Cornelius, will do the invocation.

Lisa Mayhew, the co-founder of the Smithville Community Coalition, will moderate the discussion.

Donna Moffett, a former chairwoman of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, will be the timekeeper.

Cornelius Today readers are invited to submit questions via our Facebook page; “live” questions will be collected during the forum.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 11 at Town Hall. You’ll learn how Bradford and Campbell view the top issues. Candidates are available to greet the public before and after the formal program.

The event will conclude with a check presentation to American Legion Post 86 for the new soldier monument.

Sponsors of the Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum are Aquesta Bank, Dixie Dean, an Allen Tate agent; The Julie Jones Team at Keller Williams, KS Audio Video and Sam James Funeral Home.