Craig Bloszinsky http://whqr.org en 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 Kure Beach Aims to Keep its Tourist Appeal in Check http://whqr.org/post/kure-beach-aims-keep-its-tourist-appeal-check <p>WED AM; PM</p><p>This November, two town council candidates and incumbent mayor Dean Lambeth are all running unopposed in Kure Beach. Of top concern to this beach town is the question of how to strike a balance between preserving its quaint and quiet nature—a major reason many residents chose to live there—while still profiting from tourist dollars. Kure Beach’s newly opened Ocean Front Park is intensifying this issue.<strong> </strong></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:32:05 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45072 at http://whqr.org Kure Beach Aims to Keep its Tourist Appeal in Check