The Scoop hosted an informative candidate forum for Mooresville’s town board on Thursday, Sept. 21. All candidates for public office attended*. We packed as much as we could into just over two hours; we chatted about growth and roads, government transparency, education and, of course, Josh’s Farmer’s Market.
It’s easy to have a fairytale understanding of how government works. We’d like to think that we live in a community of articulate, involved citizens and honest government officials who can have robust debate but ultimately make decisions that are in the best interest of the people.
I was a newspaper reporter in Mooresville, NC for a decade and covered local government issues from 2003 to 2006.