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Northam, Gillespie to debate at UVa-Wise

Staff reports • Updated Oct 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM

WISE — The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council and the University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will co-host the last of three televised gubernatorial debates between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie Monday at the college’s David J. Prior Convocation Center.

Local NBC affiliate WCYB anchor Paul Johnson will act as moderator. A Roanoke Times journalist will serve as a panelist.

“The historic debate gives the region an opportunity to learn more about each candidate and the issues that are important to Southwest Virginia and the entire commonwealth,” said UVa-Wise Chancellor Donna P. Henry. “We are honored to join the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in hosting the debate on our campus.”

The debate will begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on WCYB and several other television stations across Virginia. The event will also be streamed live at www.wcyb.com/news/live-stream.

The debate is a ticketed event. For more information, visit uvawise.edu/david-j-prior-convocation-center/debate.

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