Sheriff candidates address public at forum
The two candidates in the race for sheriff following Sheriff Bobby Suttles’ recent and sudden retirement sparred for the approval of Haywood County Democrats at a recent forum.
It was the only opportunity for longtime sheriff’s office employee Larry Bryson and recently retired N.C. Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Christopher to make their case as to why they believe they should be the next sheriff.
Only registered Democrats were allowed to attend the forum addressing the Haywood County Democratic Executive Committee, which was held Saturday at the Haywood County Justice Center.
Both candidates were cordial toward one another as they sat side by side to answer 19 questions submitted by citizens prior to the forum. Moderator for the event was former Rep. Ray Rapp.
During introduction, Bryson, 57, ...