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10:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part II: Industry Insiders Expect Competitive Incentives to Continue

Filming at Wilmington's City Hall, July 2012
Billy Hathorn

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North Carolina lawmakers are haggling over how – and whether -- to preserve a now-controversial tax credit for the film industry. 

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Local - May 20
5:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Fair Housing Act Does Not Protect LGBTQ North Carolinians

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 is more commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. It prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and gender when it comes to the sale, rental or financing of housing.  In 1988, it was amended to protect people with disabilities and families with children. But, the Fair Housing Act still allows for discrimination in cases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Local
4:14 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part I: Local Crew Members Eye Atlanta

EUE Screen Gems in Wilmington, NC
VisitNC.com

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If North Carolina lawmakers don’t renew film incentives during the short session – or if they choose to gut them to the point they’re no longer competitive with other states, some industry insiders are predicting an exodus of long-time film professionals from Wilmington. 

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Local - May 13
5:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

WHA Enjoying Local CHOICE Grant Support--Looking to Wilmington's Business Community Next

Wilmington Housing Authority Planner Paul D'Angelo shares "CHOICE" community investment success stories with stakeholders, who met last week at the Hillcrest public housing community.

The Wilmington Housing Authority is poised to apply for the federal grant that would make possible the revitalization of the city’s distressed Southside neighborhood. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release the grant application in June. And to be a contender for this thirty million-dollar award, Wilmington must demonstrate significant community buy-in. The Authority already enjoys support from the City, the police, and several area nonprofits, but their final frontier is engaging the local business community.

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Local
5:43 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

NPR's Robert Siegel on Interviewing Politicians, "Terribly Discouraging" Former USSR, Mel Brooks

Robert Siegel, Senior Host, All Things Considered
NPR

Robert Siegel talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

Robert Siegel, Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered, starts his day with what he regards as indispensable daily reads:  The New York Times and The Washington Post. 

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Local
4:14 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Rouzer Wins 10 of 12 Counties in 7th Congressional District; Barfield, Martin Split Geographically

David Rouzer (left), Jonathan Barfield (right)

The GOP contest for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District was a three-candidate game – but the real battle played out between front-runners David Rouzer and Woody White.  Rouzer scooped up victories in ten of the twelve counties.   

On the Democratic side of the ticket, Jonathan Barfield captured the nomination but with just six counties. 

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Local - May 7
12:29 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Rouzer Bests White in District Seven's GOP Primary Race

U.S. House Candidate David Rouzer (right) checked in with GOP pals including Republican Ricky Meeks, who last night lost a nod for the New Hanover County Commission race, at Wilmington's Republican Headquarters.

After a long battle in the primaries, the Seventh Congressional District—that stretching from Wilmington to the Raleigh suburbs--is down to one Republican contender for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Mike McIntyre. Former state senator David Rouzer of Johnston County won more than fifty-three percent of the vote last night, beating Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County Commission, and Chris Andrade, a Fayetteville military veteran.

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Local
12:41 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Brunswick County Primary Results: Sales Tax Fails, BHI Bond for Terminal Groin Passes

Randy Thompson, Candidate Brunswick County Commission, District 1
Randy Thompson

Brunswick County voters had to decide a County Commission race, District 13’s GOP candidate for District Attorney, and the Republican candidate for State House District 17 in yesterday’s primary – along with whether to green light a new sales tax.  

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Local
12:35 am
Wed May 7, 2014

New Hanover County Primary Results and North Carolina Senate District 9

Skip Watkins, New Hanover County Commission Candidate (R)
www.skipwatkins4commission.com

The race for New Hanover County's Board of Commissioners was packed on the Republican side with ten candidates competing for two open seats.  

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Local - May 5
5:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Candidate Profile: Bill Rabon (R), NC Senate, District 8

Senator Bill Rabon has represented North Carolina Senate District Eight since 2010--and he’s hoping to carry forth through another term. Rabon, a native of Columbus County and a current Southport veterinarian, recently told WHQR that he doesn’t want to stay in the Senate so long he wears out his welcome. However, the incumbent Republican says he’s proud of what he’s accomplished in terms of transportation and tax reform, and would like to see these matters—as well as initiatives related to job creation and education—through to completion.

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