Panthers QB Clausen in spotlight against Bengals

Carolina Panthers rookie Jimmy Clausen will make his first NFL start today against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.

Jeff Siner

Several public campaign forums will be held next month for people seeking office in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms.

The forums, sponsored by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area, are free.

Traditionally, these campaign forums mark the main events leading up to local elections -- sometimes the only chance to hear the candidates talk side by side.