2012 Candidate Forums http://whqr.org en Candidate Forum: 2013 New Hanover County Beach Towns http://whqr.org/post/candidate-forum-2013-new-hanover-county-beach-towns <p>Listen to the audio of WHQR's New Hanover County Beach Town Candidate Forum, which was broadcast live on WHQR 91.3 FM October 22, 2013.&nbsp; (Click below.)</p><p>Participants included:</p><p><strong>Carolina Beach:&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p><p><em>For Mayor:</em></p><p>Incumbent Bob Lewis</p><p>Challenger Dan Wilcox</p><p><em>For town council:</em></p><p>Tom Bridges (incumbent)</p><p>LeAnn Pierce</p><p>Jody Smith (incumbent)</p><p>Mike Worley</p><p><strong>Kure Beach:</strong></p><p><em>For Mayor:</em></p><p>Dean Lambeth (incumbent)</p><p><em>For Town Council:</em></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:14:39 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45111 at http://whqr.org Candidate Forum: 2013 New Hanover County Beach Towns Watch the WHQR / WWAY Wilmington City Council Candidates Forum http://whqr.org/post/watch-whqr-wway-wilmington-city-council-candidates-forum <p>Click on this link to watch the October 23, 2013 broadcast on WWAY TV3 of the Wilmington City Council Candidates Forum.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/10/23/city-council-candidates-square-off-wway-whqr-forum">http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/10/23/city-council-candidates-square-off-wway-whqr-forum</a></p><p>There are two videos in this post:&nbsp; news coverage of the event by WWAY Reporter Holden Kurwicki and the first portion of the forum that was broadcast on WWAY and WHQR.</p><p>Below are the audio files for the Wilmington City Council Candidates Forum.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:22:58 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45101 at http://whqr.org Watch the WHQR / WWAY Wilmington City Council Candidates Forum WAVE Transit Growth is key to Wilmington's Growth, say Three of Five Council Candidates http://whqr.org/post/wave-transit-growth-key-wilmingtons-growth-say-three-five-council-candidates <p></p><p>The role of WAVE Transit – the public transportation system – that operates both within and beyond Wilmington City limits -- has evolved into a source of heated debate between the city and the county.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:39:05 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45077 at http://whqr.org WAVE Transit Growth is key to Wilmington's Growth, say Three of Five Council Candidates Carolina Beach Candidates Explore the Meaning of Beach Renourishment Funding "Outside the Box" http://whqr.org/post/carolina-beach-candidates-explore-meaning-beach-renourishment-funding-outside-box <p>With federal dollars scarcer than ever, beach town leaders are looking for new and creative ways to fund beach renourishment projects.&nbsp; Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:51:34 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45013 at http://whqr.org Carolina Beach Candidates Explore the Meaning of Beach Renourishment Funding "Outside the Box" City Council Candidates Forum with WHQR http://whqr.org/post/city-council-candidates-forum-whqr <p>On <strong>Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 PM</strong>, six candidates will make their case and tell you why they want to fill three seats on the next Wilmington City Council.&nbsp; Hear them voice their opinions and ambitions during the <strong>only live, locally broadcast Council Candidates Forum.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>This event, brought to you by WHQR and WWAY TV3, will be broadcast live at 7 PM on both WWAY TV3's main channel and WHQR 91.3 FM.&nbsp; </strong></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:04:06 +0000 Staff 44729 at http://whqr.org City Council Candidates Forum with WHQR Rouzer Requests Mandatory Recount http://whqr.org/post/rouzer-requests-mandatory-recount <p></p><p>North Carolina State Senator David Rouzer is calling for a recount in the race for the 7<sup>th</sup> congressional district. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the republican made the announcement yesterday, which was the deadline for candidates to request a mandatory recount.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:49:08 +0000 Sara Wood 27615 at http://whqr.org Rouzer Requests Mandatory Recount Two New Candidates Win NHCo. Commission Seats http://whqr.org/post/two-new-candidates-win-nhco-commission-seats <p></p><p>Last night the race among the 6 New Hanover County commission candidates was close. Voters elected two new commissioners and brought back a familiar face. Chairman Jonathan Barfield earned another term, while newcomer Republicans Woody White and Beth Dawson join the board. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports Dawson is the first woman elected to the commission since 2008.</p><p>Dawson captured the second highest percentage of votes, winning a seat with 18 percent. She says she plans to work hard to build consensus, even if the road ahead requires some patience.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 26895 at http://whqr.org Two New Candidates Win NHCo. Commission Seats Wilmington Voters Reject Stadium Referendum http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-voters-reject-stadium-referendum <p></p><p>After almost a year of negotiations and emotional debate, Wilmington’s 37-million dollar stadium referendum died last night. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the referendum was defeated in every precinct in the City of Wilmington.</p><p>Seventy percent of voters within the City of Wilmington rejected the referendum. But both sides of the issue remained optimistic until the very end. Scott Harry with the Vote No Stadium Tax Committee says voters were heard loud and clear. And now he wants the New Hanover County Commissioners to hear their message, too.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 26896 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Voters Reject Stadium Referendum McIntyre/Rouzer Race is Too Close to Call http://whqr.org/post/mcintyrerouzer-race-too-close-call <p></p><p>The race for the seat in North Carolina’s 7<sup>th</sup> Congressional District was one of the most-watched and tightly-fought races in the Cape Fear region.&nbsp; The incumbent, Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre, faced a tough contest – particularly after the latest round of redistricting removed his home county of Robeson.&nbsp; But as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, there’s still no clear answer on who won the race.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26898 at http://whqr.org McIntyre/Rouzer Race is Too Close to Call NC Board of Elections concerned with aggressive behavior at One Stop voting sites http://whqr.org/post/nc-board-elections-concerned-aggressive-behavior-one-stop-voting-sites <p>While record numbers of North Carolina voters cast early ballots before One Stop Voting ends Saturday, the state board of elections is concerned with reports of inappropriate behavior at the polls. From fighting to voter misinformation, WHQR’s Sara Wood has more on the growing emotions of this election season.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 26573 at http://whqr.org NC Board of Elections concerned with aggressive behavior at One Stop voting sites