New Hanover County school board candidates spoke at town hall forum

WECT will stream the forum live online
New Hanover County school board candidates to appear at town hall forum
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 2:28 PM EDT
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The eight candidates running for the New Hanover County Board of Education took part in a town hall forum organized by members of the WECT, WHQR and Port City Daily newsrooms on October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Jon Evans (WECT) hosted the forum, and Michael Praats (WECT), Rachel Keith (WHQR) and Brenna Flannagan (PCD) presented questions to the candidates.

Four seats are available in the upcoming election, with three incumbents running for re-election: Nelson Beaulieu, Judy Justice and Pete Wildeboer. The five challengers are Josie Barnhart, Pat Bradford, Dorian Cromartie, Melissa Mason and Veronica McLaurin-Brown.

The forum was livestreamed by WECT, which can be found here.

Two additional forums will be hosted by the media consortium: the four candidates running for New Hanover County Commission seats on October 12, and the eight candidates seeking House and Senate legislative seats representing New Hanover and Brunswick counties on October 19. Both will be livestreamed by

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