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BPR & Citizen-Times Partner For Buncombe County Sheriff Candidate Forum

Blue Ridge Public Radio and the Asheville Citizen-Times will partner on a candidate forum for Buncombe County sheriff.  The forum will take place April 16th at noon at BPR's studio.  It will be broadcast live on both the BPR and Citizen-Times Facebook pages.  BPR will also the air the forum at a later date before the May 8th primary.

Current Buncombe County sheriff Van Duncan is retiring after 3 terms.  Five Democrats - Randy Smart, Quentin Miller, Chris Winslow, Rondell Lance, and R. Daryl Fisher - are running for the party's nomination.  Republican Shad Higgins and Libertarian Tracey Debruhl are running unopposed for their party's respective nominations and will be on the general election ballot.  All seven candidates have been invited to participate in the forum.  Early voting starts April 19th and runs through May 5th.  The primary will be held May 8th.  

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Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.
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