Editorial: Candidates Q&A And Thank You Chamber of Commerce

By / Editorials / Wednesday, 14 October 2015 04:00

Managing Editor

This week the Island Gazette published responses to a questionnaire sent out last week to all candidates seeking election in Carolina Beach for the Mayor's seat and two town council seats. Those responses begin on page 1-A and span seven pages. One candidate did not respond. Thank you to those who did respond. This week's A-Section format was compressed and trimmed back to provide space for candidate's responses.
We encourage readers to take some time and educate themselves on the views of those candidates to help formulate their decision when casting ballots during early voting or on November 3rd. A similar questionnaire will be sent to candidates in Kure Beach and we will publish their responses next week. The questionnaire is designed to help readers learn about candidates views while also posing a few specific questions on current topics of interest. In addition to these questionnaires, the Island Gazette will be sending another set of questions to candidates next week for publication on our website at www.islandgazette.net
Those questions will be more specific and allow candidates to elaborate in more detail without word limits. We hope readers will enjoy the wealth of information the candidates provide and find it helpful when considering their ballot choices.

Thank You Chamber...

To the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, we say thank you for pushing forward despite the weather and unfortunate death of a musician last weekend during the 22nd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival. The many volunteers that work hard to help organize and make the event so wonderfully entertaining every year found themselves literally swamped after nearly five inches of rain fell Saturday afternoon and then on Sunday they were notified that blues man Smokin’ Joe Kubek passed away shortly before he was set to take the stage. Greg Reynolds and Gail McCloskey along with everyone who volunteers to help make the event possible, kept moving forward true to the saying... the show must go on.


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