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1:52 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Candidate Profile: Chris Andrade (R), 7th Congressional District

Chris Andrade (R-Cumberland County); Candidate for NC District 7
Chris Andrade for Congress

7th Congressional District Candidate Chris Andrade talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

Chris Andrade calls himself "a different kind of Republican".

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Local - March 7
4:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Planning Board Recommends Changes to SUP Application Process--Including More Public Hearings

Industrial businesses looking to call New Hanover County home may soon be required to hold public meetings as part of the special use permit -- or SUP – process. And the SUP is what they need to launch or expand operations. This is one among several changes that the county planning board unanimously recommended at last night’s public hearing on the most recent SUP draft—an update of a version that was tabled in January. And community stakeholders on both sides of the issue—business leaders and environmental advocates—say this new draft presents a compromise they can live with.

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Local - March 5
5:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Hampstead Citizen Group to Challenge NC Department of Transportation Over Proposed Bypass Plan

Hampstead's Chapel Pond, home to several types of birds and fish, would be destroyed under the DOT's proposed bypass plan.

A group of Hampstead citizens has organized to oppose a proposed interchange along Highway 17 that would bisect their town. Construction of this thirty-million-dollar ramp is slated to begin in 2023; however, the local group is already fighting the six-lane interchange, saying the project will disrupt local business and the environment.

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Local
5:27 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Candidate Profile: Jonathan Barfield (D), 7th Congressional District

Jonathan Barfield (D-New Hanover County), Candidate for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District
New Hanover County

Jonathan Barfield talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

The race to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District is now more crowded than it was just a week ago. 

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Local - March 3
1:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

In-Person Scams and Digital Fraud: Burgeoning Forms of Elder Abuse

Wikimedia Commons

Like most people, today’s elderly citizens are using Facebook, Craigslist, online dating sites and email—which leaves them more susceptible than ever before to scams and fraud. Nowadays, 1 in 20 older persons nationwide indicate some form of recent financial mistreatment.

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Local - February 26
11:24 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Can Parks Drive Regional Economic Development?

Wilmington's Greenfield Park

As New Hanover County launches its comprehensive plan to accommodate the region’s projected growth, leaders are looking into the future of open spaces and parks. Tuesday night, the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, or CFEDC, assembled a panel of green space proponents from the county--as well as from the City of Wilmington--to discuss ideas for new and improved public spaces.

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Local - February 26
11:15 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Citizen Action to Propel Housing Authority's Choice Neighborhood Grant Application

WHA board members discussed committee activity during a Monday meeting at Wilmington's Houston Moore community.

In gearing up to apply for a ninety-million-dollar grant to revitalize a huge swath of the city, the Wilmington Housing Authority made a loud plea for citizen involvement. And it’s now being answered. Nearly one hundred people—from public housing residents to local business leaders—are volunteering to serve on sub-committees dedicated to making Wilmington’s application as competitive as it can be.

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Local
3:56 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Candidate Profile: David Rouzer (R), 7th Congressional District

David Rouzer (R), Candidate for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District
David Rouzer

David Rouzer, a native of Johnston County and former State Senator, is battling Woody White, also a former State Senator and current county commission chair, for the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. 

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Local
3:35 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

New Hanover County Seeks Public Participation for Comprehensive Plan Launch Thursday

Talk of regional branding, what to do about gang violence, how to re-write New Hanover County’s special use permit… it’s all part of the current public dialogue.
 

NHC Planning

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Local
11:14 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Election Law Changes: One Stop Voting

Smithsonian Institute

Voters heading to the polls to vote in the May primary are going to encounter some new procedures.  For example, the ability to register and vote on the same day has been eliminated. 

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