Candidate Forum

Friday Feedback for November 7, 2014

Nov 7, 2014
Richard Howard

The elections and the electioneering are over; the TV ads are gone, and with a little luck those pesky highway signs will soon be gone. WHQR’s news team spent hour after hour on special programming for our CoastLine talk show, including candidate forums for many events. Before we bid farewell and/or good riddance to all that, here’s a comment from listener LeeAnn:

On October 27, 2014, WHQR and WWAY Newschannel 3 partnered to produce a Candidate Forum featuring the race for the four open seats on the New Hanover County Board of Education.  

The four candidates vying for two open seats on New Hanover County's Board of Commissioners will answer questions from reporters, listeners, and members of a live studio audience.

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

WHQR News / Data provided by Wave Transit

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. 

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. 

City Council Candidates Forum with WHQR

Oct 17, 2013

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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

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.

The six candidates for New Hanover County Commission discussed their ideas on economic development last night at a forum sponsored by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the candidates were asked to explain their solutions for the county’s waste disposal problem.

The three Republican candidates vying for the chance to face Representative Mike McIntyre in the November election spoke to a packed room inside the New Hanover County Courthouse last night.