Ward refuses interview

Published 9:18 pm Saturday, October 13, 2012

Each Sunday through Oct. 28, the Suffolk News-Herald will introduce you to the candidates for local City Council offices.

Today, we feature the candidates for the Nansemond borough. Incumbent Robert Barclay faces a challenge from Lue Ward.

Sleepy Hole borough candidates will be featured on Oct. 21, with mayoral candidates on Oct. 28.

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NAACP Suffolk chapter president Lue Ward is challenging incumbent Robert Barclay for the Nansemond borough seat.

Ward refused to participate in an interview with the Suffolk News-Herald. After initially agreeing to a meeting Friday afternoon, he arrived 40 minutes early and said he was too busy for the meeting.

When told the News-Herald wished to ask him some issues-based questions, he replied, “They’ll know what the issues are, once I win.”

Asked to agree to a later phone interview at his convenience, Ward would not commit. He did not answer his cellphone later Friday or return the message left.