Camera-shy candidate kicks off voter forum

What did we learn as the first of three League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County candidate forums opened on Sept. 20?

Sen. Terry Van Duyn (D, Buncombe) moved to this area when her now-adult son was in third grade. Rep. John Ager (D, Buncombe) would be giving a talk on challenges facing dairy farmers at another venue later in the evening. Republican Amy Evans is a veteran of the armed forces. Democrat Amanda Edwards has a “big sweet” dog named Charlie.

And Republican Mark Crawford objected to being photographed or recorded during the forum, despite its being a public event in the Black Mountain Library.

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