Bladen County http://whqr.org en Candidate Profile: Danny Hefner (D), NC Senate, District 8 http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-danny-hefner-d-nc-senate-district-8 <p>Danny Hefner, the Ocean Isle Beach Democrat who lost 2012’s Senate District Eight race to incumbent Bill Rabon, has thrown his hat into the same ring again. A former Marine Corps officer and truck driver, Hefner now works as a local delivery driver, an inter-faith minister, and a therapeutic foster parent to abused and troubled children. The third-time Senate candidate recently sat down with WHQR to discuss his plans for a range of social issues—but first, Hefner says he plans to address the economy.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 54132 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Danny Hefner (D), NC Senate, District 8 New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender Counties in top 20 percent of most economically robust in the state http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-brunswick-pender-counties-top-20-percent-most-economically-robust-state <p></p><p>New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties are among the most prosperous counties in North Carolina.&nbsp; Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 28093 at http://whqr.org New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender Counties in top 20 percent of most economically robust in the state Senator Kay Hagan sees economic growth in Bladen County, but farmers still worry about Farm Bill http://whqr.org/post/senator-kay-hagan-sees-economic-growth-bladen-county-farmers-still-worry-about-farm-bill <p>During a two-stop trip to Columbus and Bladen Counties yesterday, Senator Kay Hagan learned a few things about the efforts of her constituents to support small business, grow the local economy, and promote local food.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 25431 at http://whqr.org Senator Kay Hagan sees economic growth in Bladen County, but farmers still worry about Farm Bill