Candidates Quizzed on Coastal Issues

Media contact:
Kim Weiss, blueplate pr


February 4, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) — How do the candidates for governor of North Carolina feel about coastal issues?

Dr. James Leutze, former chancellor of UNC-Wilmington and a columnist for Raleigh Metro Magazine – with coverage from the Triangle region to the coastal areas of North Carolina – offers a series of interviews in the March, April and May 2008 issues of the magazine featuring interviews with Republican and Democrat candidates on their views on beach renourishment; opening clogged barrier island inlets; protecting the coastal environment; and how to manage growth in the Inner and Outer Banks.

Leutze hosted two public television documentaries on coastal and waterway issues. His monthly column in Metro Magazine addresses the critical issues facing the coastal region. Go to and enter the key words “Jim Leutze” or “Editor At Large”.

ALSO IN THE MARCH EDITION: Metro music editor Philip Van Vleck presents an exclusive interview with Raleigh-born singer/songwriter Tift Merritt about her new CD. Known for her intelligent lyrics and strong stage presence, Merritt offers new songs in her alt/country style. Metro was the first publication to cover Merritt a the beginning of her career. Go to and enter the key words “Tift Merritt”.

“Southern Style,” Metro Magazine’s quarterly coverage of the latest trends in architecture, fashion, art and style, makes its 2008 debut in the March issue.


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