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NC-11 congressional candidates Madison Cawthorn and Moe Davis debated on Sept. 30. This debate, hosted by Carolina Public Press and WLOS and broadcast here and on WMYA My40 and wlos.com, features Holly Headrick, News 13 weekday anchor, and Carolina Public Press Managing Editor Frank Taylor moderating.

Cawthorn, a Republican, and Davis, a Democrat, will face each other Nov. 3 in an election to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by now-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Debate topics include health care, the economy, COVID-19, social justice, the environment and more.

“We’re delighted to host, with our partners at WLOS, this important debate,” said Angie Newsome, founder and executive director of Carolina Public Press. “This contest is one of North Carolina’s most watched. We are committed to doing our part to provide North Carolinians with nonpartisan, investigative reporting that gives them important policy and candidate information leading up to election day.” 

“The 11th district race has eyes on it from across the country,” said WLOS/WMYA News Director Brian Nemitz. “I think it’s important for voters to hear, directly from the candidates, where each of them stands on the important issues. I look forward to the discussion we will provide, so everyone can make an informed decision at the ballot box.”

Carolina Public Press Managing Editor Frank Taylor is an award-winning journalist who joined Carolina Public Press in 2015 and has served as an editorial writer for The Fayetteville Observer and Florida Today and as managing editor of The Lincoln Times-News, The Mecklenburg Times and Tarboro Daily Southerner. Holly Headrick, a WNC native, has made a career of bringing the news that matters most to the people of Western North Carolina, recently making her way from being WLOS’s longtime a.m. co-anchor, to now helming the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

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Los candidatos al Congreso NC-11 debaten traducción en espanol

Los candidatos al Congreso NC-11 Madison Cawthorn y Moe Davis debaten hoy a las 7 p.m. Este debate, organizado por Carolina Public Press y WLOS y transmitido aquí y en WMYA My40 y wlos.com, cuenta con Holly Headrick, presentadora de News 13 de lunes a viernes y como moderador del editor gerente de Carolina Public Press, Frank Taylor.

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