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12:17 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

NC State Board of Elections Cautions Voters to Register Before Deadline

The deadline for voter registration is this Friday, October 10th.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals suspended prohibitions against same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting last week.  But the State Board of Elections is still cautioning voters to register before the voter registration deadline this Friday. 

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4:46 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Candidate Forum: New Hanover County Commissioners

The four candidates vying for two open seats on New Hanover County's Board of Commissioners will answer questions from reporters, listeners, and members of a live studio audience.

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Local
1:46 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Voters to Decide on Wilmington Transportation Bond this November

Wilmington Transportation Bond Project Map
City of Wilmington

Wilmington voters will decide whether to approve a 55 million dollar transportation bond this November.  WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports that the City of Wilmington is educating voters on the bond, which would fund improvements to increase traffic flow, safety, walkability, and bikability.  

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Local
3:36 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

CoastLine: NC House District 20 Candidate Forum

Republican Representative Rick Catlin (left); Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan (right)

At a Candidate Forum in WHQR’s M.C. Erny Gallery Monday night, a partnership of HQR News and WWAY Newschannel 3, Republican Incumbent Rick Catlin and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan told voters that they both value public education, the environment, and the film industry. 

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Local
1:45 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

NC Senate Candidates Debate the 2013 Mobility Formula

Republican Michael Lee and Democrat Elizabeth Redenbaugh squared off during the Fight For NC Power Breakfast, hosted by the Wilmington Business Journal.
Wilmington Business Journal

Economic development experts say aging transportation systems are holding back growth in southeastern North Carolina.  The candidates for North Carolina’s Senate District 9, which encompasses most of New Hanover County, differ on whether the Mobility Formula is fair. 

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Local
3:57 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

North Carolina House District 20 Candidate Forum: Monday, September 29th

Republican Incumbent Rick Catlin (left) and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan (right) will appear Monday, September 29th at 7 PM in the WHQR MC Erny Gallery for a Candidate Forum.

Monday, September 29th, at 7:00 PM, Republican Representative Rick Catlin and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan will participate in a Candidate Forum at in WHQR's M.C. Erny Gallery at 254 North Front Street, 3rd Floor.

The candidates for North Carolina House District 20 will answer questions from WWAY's Chris Brown, WHQR's Rachel Lewis Hilburn, questions submitted via email to Coastline@whqr.org, and questions from a live studio audience.

You can participate in one of three ways:

Be part of our live studio audience in the WHQR M.C. Erny Gallery.

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Local
3:05 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

State Senate District 8 Candidates Debate Experience Vs. Fresh Start

(left) Senator Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick County; (right) Ernie Ward (D-Brunswick County)

North Carolina Senate District 8 includes Brunswick, Bladen, and Pender Counties – as well as a very small segment of western New Hanover County. 

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Local
1:31 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

A Local Look at Banned Books Week

Within the past year, two novels have been challenged in the Brunswick County school system.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story reported that Brunswick County schools had attempted to ban two books. It has since been corrected to show that Pat Sykes, a Brunswick County Commissioner, attempted to ban The Color Purple and a concerned citizen challenged The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  

It’s Banned Books Week. And with the recent challenges to books in Brunswick County schools, Clyde Edgerton, a UNCW Creative Writing professor, provides his perspective.  

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Local
1:55 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Brunswick County Expands Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Program

Brunswick County residents who own a home, fall within 200% of the poverty line, and use Duke Energy Progress are eligible for home energy efficiency improvements.
Brunswick County

Any savings on monthly bills can make a huge difference in the lives of those living paycheck-to-paycheck. Brunswick County is amping up a program to help Duke Energy Progress customers increase the energy efficiency of their homes.   

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Local
11:10 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Free Prostate Screenings for Uninsured/Underinsured Men

Screenings will be provided at the NHC Health Department on Saturday from 8-11AM.
New Hanover County Health Department

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  Local groups, including the NAACP, New Hanover Medical Center, and the Urology Associates, are banding together to help men catch the disease early, while its easier to treat.  

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