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The subject of this week's commentary is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Shane Fernando takes a closer look at the Ukrainian Easter Egg.


Primary Election Highlights: North Carolina

Mar 16, 2016

Race: North Carolina Governor

North Carolina’s Republican Governor Pat McCrory has won his primary and will face Democratic Challenger Roy Cooper – the outgoing state Attorney General.  

Race: North Carolina House of Representatives

North Carolina House District 17 in Brunswick County will see its incumbent, Republican Frank Iler, face Democratic Challenger Charles Warren in November.  Iler beat his Republican rival Marion Davis by more than 30%.

Brunswick County 

In Brunswick County, there are two Commission districts with primary races.  Jim Medlin went head-to-head with incumbent Pat Sykes on the Republican side.  He lost to Sykes by 13 percentage points.  In Brunswick County’s District 4 on the Democratic side, Brenda Faye McMillian swept to victory – and the general election -- beating Timbo Evans by 43%. 

Voters across North Carolina approved the Connect NC Bond by more than a 30% margin. 

In southeastern North Carolina, however, the margins were narrower.  In New Hanover County, the bond passed by nearly 11%.  Brunswick County voters approved it by 13%, and Pender County voters approved by not quite 10%.

Primary Results: New Hanover County Board of Education

Mar 16, 2016

During yesterday’s primary elections, voters selected three Republicans and three Democrats to run for New Hanover County Board of Education. 


There are three open seats on New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners.  The top three Republican candidates will now battle it out with Democrats Jonathan Barfield, Julia Boseman and Nelson Beaulieu in the general election.
 

Incumbent Woody White came in first – with more than 24% of the vote among seven candidates.  Beth Dawson, also running for reelection and the current Board Chair, fell to fourth place which means she won’t be on the ballot in November.  Patricia Kusek and Derrick Hickey took the second and third spots, respectively. 

http://hollygrangeforhouse.com/

With no Democratic challenger, the winner of the primary election for North Carolina House District 20 is a shoo-in for the seat.  During yesterday’s primary election, voters chose businesswoman and Army veteran Holly Grange over Tammy Covil, a New Hanover County Board of Education member.  Grange won by more than 24 percent.


RLH

Presidential election years bring out the voters, and with Tuesday’s sunshine and warm temps, the 2016 primary is no exception.  Whether it was the nice day, political fervor, or a combination of factors, precincts in Brunswick County and downtown Wilmington were buzzing with activity.

We had director Randy Davis visit us in the studio to talk about the show onstage now at Cape Fear Playhouse: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.  This weekend (March 17-20) is the last opportunity to see this classic Neil Simon comedy produced by Big Dawg Productions. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling 910-367-5237.

The City Ballet presents 2 well-loved Russian tales-Peter and the Wolf and The Firebird.  As an added treat, guest artist Diane Orio Gerberg has prepared the company to perform a movement from Viva Vivaldi, which she learned (from the original choreographer) and performed during her time with Joffrey Ballet.  

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