The News-Journal will moderate a debate Oct. 22 between the two candidates for the District 3 seat of the Volusia County Council.

The debate between incumbent Deb Denys and challenger Mike Arminio will take place at the Brannon Center, located at 105 S. Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach. Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m. The debate itself will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

"The Volusia County Council is always faced with many issues, and that's never been more true than now," said News-Journal Editor Pat Rice, who will moderate the debate.

"Growth and development, the health of the Indian River and Mosquito lagoons, public safety, and the hiring of a new county manager are just some of the issues. I look forward to hearing what the candidates have to say about those topics and others. The newspaper is very happy to be able to hold this debate at a beautiful venue like the Brannon Center."