Carolina Beach http://whqr.org en Vote Recount Confirms Dan Wilcox as Carolina Beach Mayor http://whqr.org/post/vote-recount-confirms-dan-wilcox-carolina-beach-mayor <p>Carolina Beach’s new mayor is confirmed. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly witnessed this morning’s Board of Elections recount, which solidified the victory of Dan Wilcox over incumbent Bob Lewis.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:54:56 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 46221 at http://whqr.org Vote Recount Confirms Dan Wilcox as Carolina Beach Mayor New Hanover County's 2013 Municipal Elections: The Beach Towns http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-countys-2013-municipal-elections-beach-towns <p>The only Mayoral contest in New Hanover County was in Carolina Beach – where newcomer Dan Wilcox ousted incumbent Bob Lewis by just five votes.&nbsp;</p><p>LeAnn Pierce, owner of a small hotel in Carolina Beach, won the most votes and will join the re-elected Gary Doetch on Town Council.</p><p>In Kure Beach, Dean Lambeth, who ran unopposed for Mayor kept his seat.&nbsp; And the two council candidates – Craig Blozsinsky and Steve Pagley - won the two open seats on Kure Beach Town Council.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:36:50 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45725 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County's 2013 Municipal Elections: The Beach Towns 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" UPDATE: Rep. Susi Hamilton declines job as Town Manager of Carolina Beach http://whqr.org/post/update-rep-susi-hamilton-declines-job-town-manager-carolina-beach <p></p><p></p><p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>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.&nbsp; Hamilton says she acted on good faith accepting the position – fully expecting to serve both the municipality and District 18.&nbsp; 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.</p><p>Hamilton says this new information changes her decision.&nbsp;&nbsp; And because of the November election,&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Battles involving women, minorities, children, the elderly, the disadvantaged, and teachers are fights that Hamilton says she will continue to fight.&nbsp;</p><p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p style="line-height:200%"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:200%;font-family:Verdana">North Carolina Representative Susi Hamilton, a Democrat from New Hanover County, has accepted a new, full-time position.<span>&nbsp; </span></span></p><p style="line-height:200%"> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:47:17 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 40287 at http://whqr.org UPDATE: Rep. Susi Hamilton declines job as Town Manager of Carolina Beach Three Resign from Carolina Beach Government http://whqr.org/post/three-resign-carolina-beach-government <p></p><p>Three Carolina Beach officials resigned&nbsp;last night during a regularly-scheduled town council meeting. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the resignations started with Town Manager Tim Owens.</p><p>Immediately following Owens’s resignation, Councilmember Lonnie Lashley resigned.&nbsp; Then Mayor Ray Rothrock stepped down.&nbsp; Rothrock says even if he stayed on council, his one vote would be futile with the three remaining members.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:01:26 +0000 Sara Wood 27545 at http://whqr.org Three Resign from Carolina Beach Government Carolina Beach Gets New Fire Chief, Search for Police Chief Continues http://whqr.org/post/carolina-beach-gets-new-fire-chief-search-police-chief-continues <p>Carolina Beach is getting a new fire chief while the hiring process for a new head of town police continues.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:16:17 +0000 Michelle Bliss 13981 at http://whqr.org Carolina Beach Gets New Fire Chief, Search for Police Chief Continues Carolina Beach Mayoral Candidates Talk Renourishment http://whqr.org/post/carolina-beach-mayoral-candidates-talk-renourishment <p>With municipal elections less than a week away, WHQR News is talking to mayoral candidates, including former Carolina Beach Mayor Ray Rothrock, as well as current council members Dan Wilcox and Pat Efird.</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:14:48 +0000 Sara Wood 6135 at http://whqr.org