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Hometown Debate Series: School Choice In NC

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization charged with improving the practice of democracy in our state. Through its annual Hometown Debate Series, IOPL raises awareness of critical issues by bringing newsmakers to communities across the state. This four-event series, a collaboration between Spectrum News 1 North Carolina and IOPL, brings elected officials and policy experts together for a balanced debate on some of North Carolina’s most important issues. The 2023 Debate Series focuses on four topics within education.

The NC Institute of Political Leadership is excited to announce the Hometown Debate Series will return this Fall. Join us on October 10th from 7-8 pm at the Dennis A. Wicker Center in Sanford for a debate titled School Choice in North Carolina.

Spectrum News 1’s Loretta Boniti will return as moderator for the event. Panelists Scheduled to Appear:

Sen. Benton Sawrey, NC Senate District 10

Rep. Zack Hawkins, NC House District 31

Marcus Brandon, CarolinaCAN

Dr. Lauren Fox, The Public School Forum of North Carolina

An abbreviated debate version will air on Spectrum News on Sunday, October 22nd, at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. After their initial airing, The debates will be available in their entirety on www.spectrumlocalnews.com.

The Hometown Debate Series is free and open to the public! Doors Open at 6 p.m.


October 10
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash St
Sanford, NC 27330 United States
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