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11:22 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Watch the WHQR / WWAY Wilmington City Council Candidates Forum

Click on this link to watch the October 23, 2013 broadcast on WWAY TV3 of the Wilmington City Council Candidates Forum.

http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/10/23/city-council-candidates-square-off-wway-whqr-forum

There are two videos in this post:  news coverage of the event by WWAY Reporter Holden Kurwicki and the first portion of the forum that was broadcast on WWAY and WHQR.

Below are the audio files for the Wilmington City Council Candidates Forum.

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Local - Candidate Forums
12:39 am
Thu October 24, 2013

WAVE Transit Growth is key to Wilmington's Growth, say Three of Five Council Candidates

WAVE Transit Funding
WHQR News / Data provided by Wave Transit

Listen to the audio version here.

The role of WAVE Transit – the public transportation system – that operates both within and beyond Wilmington City limits -- has evolved into a source of heated debate between the city and the county. 

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Local - Candidate Forums
11:51 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Carolina Beach Candidates Explore the Meaning of Beach Renourishment Funding "Outside the Box"

Lifeguard Stand near Carolina Beach Dunes
Town of Carolina Beach

With federal dollars scarcer than ever, beach town leaders are looking for new and creative ways to fund beach renourishment projects. 

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Live in the Gallery, Oct. 22 & 23 at 7PM @WHQR
11:04 am
Thu October 17, 2013

City Council Candidates Forum with WHQR

Join WHQR and WWAY TV

On Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 PM, six candidates will make their case and tell you why they want to fill three seats on the next Wilmington City Council.  Hear them voice their opinions and ambitions during the only live, locally broadcast Council Candidates Forum. 

This event, brought to you by WHQR and WWAY TV3, will be broadcast live at 7 PM on both WWAY TV3's main channel and WHQR 91.3 FM. 

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Local
9:17 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Davis, Swearingen diverge on energy policy, toll roads

Candidates for State House District 19: Representative Ted Davis (R) and Emilie Swearingen (D)

During last night’s State House District 19 Candidate Forum at WHQR, Republican Candidate and Incumbent Ted Davis and Democratic Candidate Emilie Swearingen agreed on a handful of issues. 

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Local
9:16 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Stark differences in Gale and Catlin's approach to environmental issues

Candidates for State House District 20: Rick Catlin (R), Tom Gale (D)

The environment took center stage during last night’s State House District 20 Candidate Forum in the WHQR Gallery. 

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Local
2:22 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Cape Fear Economic Development Council: Candidate Forum - New Hanover County Commissioners

Cape Fear Economic Development Council

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the Cape Fear Economic Development Council produced a candidates' forum, in the WHQR MC Erny Gallery, with a focus on economic issues facing New Hanover County.  All six candidates for the three open seats on the Board of Commissioners participated.  Julie Martin, producer, organizer, and mistress of ceremonies introduced the evening by contextualizing the current state of the economy. 

Local
5:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

NHC Candidates talk economic development at candidates' forum

Six candidates hoping to win one of three open seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners gathered in the WHQR Gallery last night to talk about the county’s economy. 

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Local
5:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidates reveal positions on a publicly-funded ballpark at Candidate Forum

Economic development was the focus at last night’s forum for New Hanover County Commission candidates.

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Local
1:43 am
Wed September 26, 2012

NHCo. Candidates Divided on Film Incentives at CFEDC Forum

The current set of film incentives is set to expire in 2014, and Republican state lawmakers have made no secret that the controversial package could be on the chopping block – as part of tax reform efforts.  At a New Hanover County Commissioner candidate forum last night -- sponsored by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council – the six candidates vying for three seats on the Commission offered distinctly differing views on whether film incentives serve the county.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports.

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