Skip Watkins http://whqr.org en 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 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 Wilmington City Council Candidates Debate Modes of Crime Prevention at WHQR Forum http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-council-candidates-debate-modes-crime-prevention-whqr-forum <p>Six Wilmingtonians are running for three open spots on their city’s council. And curbing Wilmington’s highly publicized crime rate is a top priority for each. The hopefuls agree that higher police officer pay would fortify intervention efforts; however, they have disparate ideas when it comes to preventing the root causes of crime. The value of youth-oriented social services is the source of greatest contention<strong>.</strong></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:59:29 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45076 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City Council Candidates Debate Modes of Crime Prevention at WHQR Forum Candidate Profile: Skip Watkins, Wilmington City Council http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-skip-watkins-wilmington-city-council <p>Skip Watkins says he&rsquo;s dreamed of serving in public office his whole life. A father, financial advisor and longtime volunteer with the Cape Fear Festival and Expo and the Azalea Festival, Watkins cites frustration over Wilmington City Council&rsquo;s recent efforts to acquire a minor-league baseball stadium as the catalyst that ultimately spurred him to run for a seat on the Council. If elected, Skip Watkins hopes to provide the City with a dose of what he describes as &ldquo;fiscal guidance.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 44630 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Skip Watkins, Wilmington City Council