Representatives Rick Catlin, Susi Hamilton, Ted Davis and State Senator Thom Goolsby have asked officials from New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, the City of Wilmington, and surrounding beach towns for input as the General Assembly prepares to reconvene at the end of January.
It was the first in a series of WHQR Candidate Forums. Last night, the focus was on the six people vying for seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Members of a live studio audience in the WHQR Gallery asked questions of the candidates – including – as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports – whether North Carolina’s coastal waters should be open to alternative energy exploration.
“What is your opinion of offshore drilling for us in this area?”