Jonathan Barfield http://whqr.org en Rouzer Wins 10 of 12 Counties in 7th Congressional District; Barfield, Martin Split Geographically http://whqr.org/post/rouzer-wins-10-12-counties-7th-congressional-district-barfield-martin-split-geographically <p></p><p>The GOP contest for North Carolina’s 7<sup>th</sup> Congressional District was a three-candidate game – but the real battle played out between front-runners David Rouzer and Woody White.&nbsp; Rouzer scooped up victories in ten of the twelve counties.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>On the Democratic side of the ticket, Jonathan Barfield captured the nomination but with just six counties.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:14:27 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 54593 at http://whqr.org Rouzer Wins 10 of 12 Counties in 7th Congressional District; Barfield, Martin Split Geographically Rouzer Bests White in District Seven's GOP Primary Race http://whqr.org/post/rouzer-bests-white-district-sevens-gop-primary-race <p>After a long battle in the primaries, the Seventh Congressional District—that stretching from Wilmington to the Raleigh suburbs--is down to one Republican contender for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Mike McIntyre. Former state senator David Rouzer of Johnston County won more than fifty-three percent of the vote last night, beating Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County Commission, and Chris Andrade, a Fayetteville military veteran.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 16:29:22 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 54517 at http://whqr.org Rouzer Bests White in District Seven's GOP Primary Race Candidate Profile: Wesley Casteen (L), 7th Congressional District http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-wesley-casteen-l-7th-congressional-district <p></p><p>Wesley Casteen grew up in nearby Duplin County and now lives in New Hanover. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:05:10 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 51917 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Wesley Casteen (L), 7th Congressional District Candidate Profile: David Rouzer (R), 7th Congressional District http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-david-rouzer-r-7th-congressional-district <p>David Rouzer, a native of Johnston County and former State Senator, is battling Woody White, also a former State Senator and current county commission chair, for the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 7<sup>th</sup> Congressional District.&nbsp;<br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:56:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 51021 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: David Rouzer (R), 7th Congressional District Local Legislators Support Higher Teacher Pay http://whqr.org/post/local-legislators-support-higher-teacher-pay <p>North Carolina’s public schoolteachers have a new advocate. The group <a href="http://www.aimhighernc.com/">Aim Higher N.C.</a> formed last year around a single objective: Raising educators’ salaries to match the national average. On Monday, affiliated teachers and parents gathered for a rally at Wilmington’s downtown library. And the mission has already gained local legislative support.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:06:34 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49988 at http://whqr.org Local Legislators Support Higher Teacher Pay McIntyre Won't Run Again for U.S. Rep. of NC's 7th Congressional District http://whqr.org/post/mcintyre-wont-run-again-us-rep-ncs-7th-congressional-district <p></p><p>U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from Lumberton, North Carolina, is stepping down after his term expires. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:37:23 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 48710 at http://whqr.org McIntyre Won't Run Again for U.S. Rep. of NC's 7th Congressional District New Hanover County Commission votes to oust Brian Berger http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-commission-votes-oust-brian-berger <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Embattled New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is likely on his way out.&nbsp;</p><p>Chairman Woody White called for Berger’s resignation last month after a series of actions over the last several weeks by Berger that alarmed the Board – including the public accosting of Governor Pat McCrory during a ceremony at Cape Fear Community College.&nbsp;</p><p>The Board voted last night to censure Berger and to file an amotion.&nbsp; Just before the vote, Commissioner Thomas Wolfe castigated Berger for refusing to step down.</p><p><strong>"</strong> I think the best you could do is resign.&nbsp; You’ve brought shame and dishonor upon this council.&nbsp; And I'm mad about it and I don't want to put up with it anymore."</p><p>Brian Berger interrupted, saying, "We're going to have to disagree on that, and..."</p><p>Thomas Wolfe fired back.</p><p>"Well, of course we are.&nbsp; You can't see where you've done anything wrong.&nbsp; You think you're a white knight on a shining horse.&nbsp; Well, I got news for you Mr. Berger.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You're not.&nbsp; You're a disgrace.&nbsp; Do the community the right thing.&nbsp; Stand up like a man and resign."</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:31:25 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 34506 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County Commission votes to oust Brian Berger NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Jonathan Barfield http://whqr.org/post/nhc-commissioner-candidate-profile-jonathan-barfield <p>The Vice Chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners describes himself as a local boy and a second-generation county commissioner -- after his father.&nbsp; Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 15226 at http://whqr.org NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Jonathan Barfield NHCo. Teachers, Lawmakers Talk Shop http://whqr.org/post/nhco-teachers-lawmakers-talk-shop <p>Teacher compensation, higher graduation rates, and increased school technology were hot topics at a meeting of lawmakers and New Hanover County school officials Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:14:21 +0000 Michelle Bliss 9920 at http://whqr.org NHCo. Teachers, Lawmakers Talk Shop