2012 Elections

Local
5:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

NHCo. candidates discuss energy exploration

It was the first in a series of WHQR Candidate Forums.  Last night, the focus was on the six people vying for seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  Members of a live studio audience in the WHQR Gallery asked questions of the candidates – including – as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports – whether North Carolina’s coastal waters should be open to alternative energy exploration. 

“What is your opinion of offshore drilling for us in this area?”

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Elections 2012
12:56 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

WHQR's Candidate Forums

WHQR will host and broadcast four candidate forums as part of the 2012 Election Season in the MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, #300.

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Local
3:06 am
Wed May 9, 2012

In GOP Primary for 7th District, Rouzer Defeats Pantano

In a surprising primary upset, State Senator David Rouzer beat Ilario Pantano by a four percent margin in the race for the 7th Congressional District.  

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Local
3:00 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Thompson Loses Chance for Another Term on NHCo. Board

After last night’s Republican primary race for New Hanover County Commissioner, three new candidates will move to the ballot in November. 

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Local
2:57 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Davis and Swearingen to Compete for House District 19

In State House District 18, Democratic Incumbent Susi Hamilton trounced challenger James Knox by taking home 70 percent of the vote. And in the race for House District 19, WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis will face Democrat Emilie Swearingen in November.

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Local
2:55 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Dalton and McCrory Face off for Governor

Governor Bev Perdue insisted until shortly before the May Primary that she was going to run for re-election.  

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Local
2:52 am
Wed May 9, 2012

NHCo. Democratic Board Candidates Barfield, Zapple and Murray Win Primary

In last night’s primary, three democratic candidates for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will move to the ballot in November, including, as WHQR’s Sara Wood reports, incumbent Vice-Chairman Jonathan Barfield.

Barfield led the pack all evening, winning with 34.5 percent. Newcomer Rob Zapple followed behind Barfield with almost 29 percent. He says it’s been a long and steady road to get to this point.

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Local
2:49 am
Wed May 9, 2012

NHCo. Board of Education Results

 

In the primary race for New Hanover County Board of Education, three republicans and three democrats will compete in November. 

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Local
2:46 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Gay Marriage Ban Passes by 61 Percent; squeaks by in NHC

It was the sole issue in the May primary that would be decided before November.  North Carolina’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman spurred impressive primary turnout across the state.  And, as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, the amendment garnered 61 percent. 

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Local
5:36 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

NHCo. One-Stop Voting Begins Thursday

Thursday is the first day for one-stop early voting for the May primary election in New Hanover County. Voters will select candidates for local, state and federal races for the November general election. They will also get to decide on a state constitutional amendment on same sex-marriage. 

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