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Originally published Jan. 6; updated on Jan. 20.
ASHEVILLE — Please join us for a conversation about guns and gun policy in North Carolina at the next Carolina Public Press Newsmakers forum, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the United Way Building conference rooms in Asheville.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Registration and light breakfast
9:25 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Panel conversation and audience Q&A
Free; RSVPs required. (Tickets here or below.)
Going beyond headlines and sound bites, the Newsmakers series brings together the state and region’s top journalists with those making and influencing the news — people such as business leaders, lawmakers, agency administrators, public policy influencers and others — for in-depth, nonpartisan conversations with the public. Newsmakers will break down barriers often felt between journalists and lawmakers, between community members and leaders — all toward building an engaged, informed community.
Panelists include state Rep. John Ager (D-Buncombe), Rep. Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe), Rep. Brian Turner (D-Buncombe) and Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan. The event will be moderated by Frank Taylor, managing editor of Carolina Public Press.
Invitees to this event included several other North Carolina legislators, area sheriffs, and representatives from the N.C. Sheriffs’ Association, the N.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, the N.C. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Free parking is available at the United Way parking lot.
Please note that the United Way Building has a no firearms policy.
For more information, please contact Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.