Bill Saffo http://whqr.org en Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-area-officials-hold-raleigh-news-conference-support-film-incentive-extension <p>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.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:28:14 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 57106 at http://whqr.org Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh http://whqr.org/post/film-incentive-supporters-focus-lobbying-efforts-film-day-raleigh <p></p><p>Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:17:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 56012 at http://whqr.org Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh Skip Watkins Loses City Council Race, but Says He'll be Back in 2015 http://whqr.org/post/skip-watkins-loses-city-council-race-says-hell-be-back-2015 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:30:29 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45724 at http://whqr.org Skip Watkins Loses City Council Race, but Says He'll be Back in 2015 Earl Sheridan and Charlie Rivenbark: Wilmington City Councilmen, 2013-2017 http://whqr.org/post/earl-sheridan-and-charlie-rivenbark-wilmington-city-councilmen-2013-2017 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p><p>Last night’s race was a close one. It wasn’t until close to ten o’clock last night that incumbent Earl Sheridan, a political science professor at UNCW, pulled slightly ahead of Skip Watkins, a local financial advisor.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:21:09 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45723 at http://whqr.org Earl Sheridan and Charlie Rivenbark: Wilmington City Councilmen, 2013-2017 Kevin O'Grady: Wilmington City Councilman, 2013-2017 http://whqr.org/post/kevin-ogrady-wilmington-city-councilman-2013-2017 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p><p>It was by a margin of mere percentage points, but O’Grady held a steady lead last night while results trickled in.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:12:35 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45722 at http://whqr.org Kevin O'Grady: Wilmington City Councilman, 2013-2017 Bill Saffo: Mayor of Wilmington, 2013-2015 http://whqr.org/post/bill-saffo-mayor-wilmington-2013-2015 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:03:17 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45721 at http://whqr.org Bill Saffo: Mayor of Wilmington, 2013-2015 Mayor Bill Saffo Files for Reelection http://whqr.org/post/mayor-bill-saffo-files-reelection <p>On Friday, Bill Saffo filed to run for his fourth term as Mayor of the City of Wilmington. The incumbent, who has led the city since 2006, is talking about seeing projects -- such as the Cape Fear Skyway Bridge, the convention center hotel construction and the cross-city trail -- through to completion.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:10:19 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 39401 at http://whqr.org Mayor Bill Saffo Files for Reelection