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2:06 am
Fri May 12, 2006

Councilman Saffo Tapped for Mayor

Wilmington, NC – City Council member Bill Saffo is the new mayor of Wilmington. Without the presence of council member Laura Padgett, the city council tapped Saffo. It was a special meeting in council chambers that literally took minutes.


Less than ten minutes after calling the special meeting to order the City Council selected Bill Saffo to serve as the next mayor.

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Local Interest
12:53 am
Wed May 10, 2006

Lawmakers Kick Off "Short Session"

Raleigh, NC – A slate of bills greeted members of the House back to Raleigh as the short session kicked off at around noon. And on this first day many lawmakers from the region focused on the word short in this session's moniker.

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Local Interest
3:12 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Local Primary Results

Wilmington, NC –

18th House District Race

In the democratic primary races for the state House seat in the 18th District, incumbent Thomas Wright beat challenger Laura Padgett.

Unofficial results for New Hanover County show Wright coming in with 69% of the votes to Padgett's 31%. In Pender County, Wright won 63% to Padgett's 37% of the vote.

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Local Interest
3:39 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Immigrants Rally in Lumberton

Protesters preparing to march

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Local Interest
3:14 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Greenville Loop's Loops

Wilmington, NC – While residents in some parts of Wilmington remain concerned about the impact Autumn Hall will have on traffic, Wilmington city planners say it's a good example of actually reducing congestion on major roads. And they point to a more established Wilmington neighborhood's road system as an example of what failing to plan for traffic can look like. WHQR's Catherine Welch explains.

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Local Interest
10:32 am
Fri April 28, 2006

Primary Candidates Answer Questions about Inlet Dredging

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


When asked about the dwindling federal dollars for inlet dredging and whether the state should take over funding for dredging Herring says the like the new state Lottery, lawmakers should find a creative solution to drum up money for dredging.

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Local Interest
11:17 am
Thu April 27, 2006

Primary Candidates Answer Questions about Employment in Rural N.C.

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


Herring studied political science at Fayetteville State and is the father of a son.


When asked about what needs to be done to bring new jobs to rural parts of southeastern North Carolina, he says the state needs to focus on developing small businesses.

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Local Interest
10:37 am
Tue April 25, 2006

Primary Candidates Answer Questions about In-State Tuition

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


Herring has worked for IBM and is currently a musician playing saxophone.


When asked whether children of undocumented residents should be offered in-state tuition to public schools if they have spent at least four years in a state school system, he says there needs to be more research on the issue.

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Local Interest
11:08 am
Mon April 24, 2006

Primary Candidate Answer Questions about Education

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


Herring studied political science at Fayetteville State and is the father of a son. When asked what needs to be done to bring more qualified teachers to North Carolina schools, he says the state needs to offer competitive employment packages.

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Local Interest
10:36 am
Tue April 18, 2006

Wilmington's Corner Stores

Wilmington, NC – The small grocery stores scattered throughout downtown Wilmington are there as a convenient place to pick up eggs or milk.


But many of them also serve as a place where people gather to deal in illegal activity.


The store at 12th and Chestnut in downtown Wilmington sits on one corner targeted by the Wilmington Police Department.

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