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Watch the Best in the West: North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District forum

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Watch the Best in the West: North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District forum. Blue Ridge Public Radio and Smoky Mountain News hosted the event on Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm.

All candidates for the race were invited: Democrat Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Libertarian David Coatney and Republican Chuck Edwards.

Questions were asked from panelists Dr. Edward Lopez, professor of economics at Western Carolina University's Center for the Study of Free Enterprise; Richard G. Sneed, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Dewana Little, executive director of YMI Cultural Center; and Dr. Susan Mims, CEO of Dogwood Health Trust along with hosts Blue Ridge Public Radio Regional Reporter Lilly Knoepp and Smoky Mountain News Politics Editor Cory Vaillancourt.

Watch the forum below.

Lilly Knoepp serves as BPR’s first fulltime reporter covering Western North Carolina. She is a native of Franklin, NC who returns to WNC after serving as the assistant editor of Women@Forbes and digital producer of the Forbes podcast network. She holds a master’s degree in international journalism from the City University of New York and earned a double major from UNC-Chapel Hill in religious studies and political science.