Kevin O'Grady 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 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 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: Kevin O'Grady, Wilmington City Council Member http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-kevin-ogrady-wilmington-city-council-member <p>Four years ago, Kevin O&rsquo;Grady, a retired lawyer and then president of Residents of Old Wilmington, decided to bring some of his neighborhood association&rsquo;s priorities into the limelight by running for City Council. Since then, the incumbent Democrat says he&rsquo;s accomplished what he set out to do&mdash;enhance public safety, historic preservation, and forestation initiatives throughout downtown Wilmington. But O&rsquo;Grady, who&rsquo;s up for reelection, has a host of related civic projects he hopes to see through during a second term.<strong> </strong></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 43944 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Kevin O'Grady, Wilmington City Council Member Wilmington City officials say baseball stadium deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-officials-say-baseball-stadium-deal-once-lifetime-opportunity <p>A crowd packed WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery last night to hear a debate on whether a publicly-funded baseball stadium is a good idea for Wilmington.&nbsp; Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26283 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City officials say baseball stadium deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity WHQR and WWAY Newschannel 3 co-host Baseball Forum October 25th http://whqr.org/post/whqr-and-wway-newschannel-3-co-host-baseball-forum-october-25th <div class="field-story-body"><div class="field-item"><p>WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax Referendum" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group.</p><p>This will be the only debate featuring both the mayor and the anti-tax funded stadium group.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:52:03 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 25833 at http://whqr.org WHQR and WWAY Newschannel 3 co-host Baseball Forum October 25th Wilmington and Braves in Negotiations http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-and-braves-negotiations <p>Wilmington City Councilman Kevin O&rsquo;Grady held a press conference at City Hall yesterday afternoon to offer an update on negotiations to bring professional baseball to the city.&nbsp; WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports on the progress.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:33:02 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 20776 at http://whqr.org Wilmington and Braves in Negotiations