Event set for 6 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 08:34 PM.

Havelock’s future will be the topic when candidates for mayor and two board of commissioners seats appear together Monday night.

The Candidates Forum, cosponsored by the Havelock Chamber of Commerce and the Havelock News, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Businesswoman Susan Braaten is the scheduled moderator of the event.

Incumbent Mayor Jimmy A. Sanders will be appearing alongside his challenger, Will Lewis, who is also a current board commissioner.

Also appearing will be incumbent commissioner Jim Stuart and candidates George Corbin, Brenda K. Wilson, Matthew (Sugarbear) Jones and Peter Van Vliet. The five are running for two seats on the five-member board. Stuart and Lewis currently hold those seats.

Stephanie Duncan, executive director of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, said she hopes residents will come out to learn a little more information about the candidates who may hold the key to the future of Havelock.

“So many times the local elections are overlooked,” Duncan said. “What is done locally in a municipality affects our pocketbooks. It affects us more than what is done at the state and federal level. This is where we live.”

Duncan said it’s important that people get involved and pay attention to what’s going on in their communities.

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