Representative Susi Hamilton

Local - June 25
3:28 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, along with local Representatives Susi Hamilton, Ted Davis and Frank Iler, have invited Governor McCrory to tour EUE/Screen Gems Studios and other local sites that have benefitted from the film industry.

As state legislators continue to hammer out the budget, citizens of all political persuasions are awaiting word on the fate of this region’s bustling film business. And that’s why this morning, a contingent of officials and residents from the Wilmington area gathered in Raleigh’s legislative building to plead with lawmakers to extend the current film incentive tax credits—instead of switching to a grant program, which they say would eliminate jobs. But rather than demonstrating film’s bona fides within the Cape Fear region, local lawmakers focused on its statewide benefits.

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4:17 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh

Filming at Wilmington's City Hall
Billy Hathorn

Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state.  That was a central theme Wednesday morning in Raleigh during a press conference where state and city leaders, film industry workers, and industry supporters gathered to celebrate Film Day at the General Assembly. 

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4:08 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Fracking Bill Passes 2nd House Reading

Head of hydraulic fracturing pump
Joshua Doubek

A bill that would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is racing through Chambers during this short session of the General Assembly. 

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5:24 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part III: Cucalorus Film Festival History and Future Intertwined with Industry

The question of whether competitive film incentives continue in North Carolina will be answered by the end of the current short session of the General Assembly. 

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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

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 - February 4
1:06 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Local Legislators Support Higher Teacher Pay

North Carolina’s public schoolteachers have a new advocate. The group Aim Higher N.C. formed last year around a single objective: Raising educators’ salaries to match the national average. On Monday, affiliated teachers and parents gathered for a rally at Wilmington’s downtown library. And the mission has already gained local legislative support.

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5:47 am
Wed July 24, 2013

UPDATE: Rep. Susi Hamilton declines job as Town Manager of Carolina Beach

Rep. Susi Hamilton, Democrat, New Hanover & Brunswick Counties

North Carolina Representative Susi Hamilton, a Democrat from New Hanover County, is now stepping away from her recently-accepted position as Carolina Beach’s Town Manager. 

A newly-uncovered state statute means Hamilton cannot hold both her seat in the General Assembly and the full-time job as Carolina Beach Town Manager.  Hamilton says she acted on good faith accepting the position – fully expecting to serve both the municipality and District 18.  But what Hamilton calls an “obscure” state law requires her to resign from her seat in the state House if she serves as town manager in a municipality with more than 3-thousand people.

Hamilton says this new information changes her decision.   And because of the November election,  there’s a great deal more that she says she expects to do on behalf of her constituency – which is made up of parts of New Hanover and Brunswick Counties.  Battles involving women, minorities, children, the elderly, the disadvantaged, and teachers are fights that Hamilton says she will continue to fight. 


North Carolina Representative Susi Hamilton, a Democrat from New Hanover County, has accepted a new, full-time position. 

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4:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Business Brief: State Rep. Susi Hamilton prepares to make case for film incentives

North Carolina’s tax code is nearly a century old and state lawmakers are looking hard at options to bring the system up-to-date without triggering unintended and potentially negative consequences. 

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7:49 am
Mon January 7, 2013

State tax reform has bi-partisan support; legislators could explore consumption-based plan

Representative Rick Catlin, Senator Thom Goolsby, Representative Susi Hamilton discuss keeping open dialogue with local leaders; January 3, 2013, Wilmington City Hall

Tax modernization:  it’s close to the top of the agenda for legislators when the General Assembly reconvenes in Raleigh at the end of January. 

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3:46 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Local officials join state leaders to represent New Hanover County interests in Raleigh

L to R: Rep. Rick Catlin (R), Sen. Thom Goolsby (R), Rep. Susi Hamilton (D)

On Thursday, local leaders from beach towns, the City of Wilmington, UNCW and Cape Fear Community College joined New Hanover County Commissioners and newly-elected state leaders for the first meeting of the local officials’ caucus. 

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