Candidates for James Island mayor will face off in a public debate tonight.

Mayor Bill Woolsey will debate former town attorney Trent Kernodle at 7 p.m. The forum also will feature five of six candidates vying for the four seats on Town Council.

The 90-minute forum will be held at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Research Institute Auditorium at 217 Fort Johnson Road. It's sponsored by the James Island Messenger.

The mayoral election is set for July 29.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.