2012 Elections http://whqr.org en Rouzer Requests Mandatory Recount http://whqr.org/post/rouzer-requests-mandatory-recount <p></p><p>North Carolina State Senator David Rouzer is calling for a recount in the race for the 7<sup>th</sup> congressional district. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the republican made the announcement yesterday, which was the deadline for candidates to request a mandatory recount.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:49:08 +0000 Sara Wood 27615 at http://whqr.org Rouzer Requests Mandatory Recount McIntyre/Rouzer Race is Too Close to Call http://whqr.org/post/mcintyrerouzer-race-too-close-call <p></p><p>The race for the seat in North Carolina’s 7<sup>th</sup> Congressional District was one of the most-watched and tightly-fought races in the Cape Fear region.&nbsp; The incumbent, Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre, faced a tough contest – particularly after the latest round of redistricting removed his home county of Robeson.&nbsp; But as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, there’s still no clear answer on who won the race.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26898 at http://whqr.org McIntyre/Rouzer Race is Too Close to Call Two New Candidates Win NHCo. Commission Seats http://whqr.org/post/two-new-candidates-win-nhco-commission-seats <p></p><p>Last night the race among the 6 New Hanover County commission candidates was close. Voters elected two new commissioners and brought back a familiar face. Chairman Jonathan Barfield earned another term, while newcomer Republicans Woody White and Beth Dawson join the board. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports Dawson is the first woman elected to the commission since 2008.</p><p>Dawson captured the second highest percentage of votes, winning a seat with 18 percent. She says she plans to work hard to build consensus, even if the road ahead requires some patience.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 26895 at http://whqr.org Two New Candidates Win NHCo. Commission Seats Wilmington Voters Reject Stadium Referendum http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-voters-reject-stadium-referendum <p></p><p>After almost a year of negotiations and emotional debate, Wilmington’s 37-million dollar stadium referendum died last night. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the referendum was defeated in every precinct in the City of Wilmington.</p><p>Seventy percent of voters within the City of Wilmington rejected the referendum. But both sides of the issue remained optimistic until the very end. Scott Harry with the Vote No Stadium Tax Committee says voters were heard loud and clear. And now he wants the New Hanover County Commissioners to hear their message, too.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 26896 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Voters Reject Stadium Referendum NC Board of Elections concerned with aggressive behavior at One Stop voting sites http://whqr.org/post/nc-board-elections-concerned-aggressive-behavior-one-stop-voting-sites <p>While record numbers of North Carolina voters cast early ballots before One Stop Voting ends Saturday, the state board of elections is concerned with reports of inappropriate behavior at the polls. From fighting to voter misinformation, WHQR’s Sara Wood has more on the growing emotions of this election season.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 26573 at http://whqr.org NC Board of Elections concerned with aggressive behavior at One Stop voting sites Danny Hefner, Democratic challenger of Senator Rabon, talks incentives, biofuel, jobs for veterans http://whqr.org/post/danny-hefner-democratic-challenger-senator-rabon-talks-incentives-biofuel-jobs-veterans <p>Democratic Candidate Danny Hefner is hoping to beat Incumbent State Senator Bill Rabon, a Republican, in the race for the seat in District 8.&nbsp; Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:47:46 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26201 at http://whqr.org Danny Hefner, Democratic challenger of Senator Rabon, talks incentives, biofuel, jobs for veterans No formal policy on polling place signs http://whqr.org/post/no-formal-policy-polling-place-signs <p>During the May 8 primary elections, some voters arriving at Devon Park Methodist Church questioned the message on the church’s sign that said: “A TRUE MARRIAGE IS MALE AND FEMALE AND GOD.” Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 25599 at http://whqr.org No formal policy on polling place signs The ins and outs of voting in New Hanover County http://whqr.org/post/ins-and-outs-voting-new-hanover-county <p></p><p>Today is the last day for New Hanover County residents to register to vote for the November 6 election. But if you haven’t made this happen yet, don’t fear. WHQR’s Sara Wood found some good advice for weathering voting season.</p><p>With less than a week before One Stop Voting, or early voting, begins, Elections Director Marvin McFadyen says the most important thing for voters to do is make sure registration is up to date and accurate.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 25527 at http://whqr.org The ins and outs of voting in New Hanover County Big focus on education in NC Senate District 9 candidate forum http://whqr.org/post/big-focus-education-nc-senate-district-9-candidate-forum <p></p><p>Several issues were discussed during last night’s North Carolina Senate District 9 forum at the WHQR Gallery, but education continued to surface as one of the central debates. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby and Democratic opponent Deb Butler argued the merits and failures of the state’s education system.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 25372 at http://whqr.org Big focus on education in NC Senate District 9 candidate forum NC Senate District 9 candidates toe party line over voter ID http://whqr.org/post/nc-senate-district-9-candidates-toe-party-line-over-voter-id <p></p><p>During last night’s North Carolina Senate District 9 Forum at the WHQR Gallery, panelist Jon Evans of WECT asked candidates if they would resurrect the voter ID bill vetoed last year by Governor Bev Perdue. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby and Democratic candidate Deb Butler passionately disagreed while toeing the party lines.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 25373 at http://whqr.org NC Senate District 9 candidates toe party line over voter ID