Elections 2011

Local
6:14 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Carolina Beach Mayoral Candidates Talk Renourishment

With municipal elections less than a week away, WHQR News is talking to mayoral candidates, including former Carolina Beach Mayor Ray Rothrock, who is returning to the ballot, as well as current council members Dan Wilcox and Pat Efird.

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5:53 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Oak Island Mayoral Race Heats Up

Election Day is a week away and the WHQR News Team is talking to the candidates for a few heated mayoral races across the Cape Fear region.

WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that a top concern for Oak Island residents this election season is the growing cost of water and sewer services after the town’s waste water project jumped from $67 million to $150 million. 

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Elections 2011
11:43 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Candidates Discuss Public Safety

Wilmington, NC – Mayoral candidates gathered for an election forum last night at WHQR where media panelists and audience members asked the candidates questions on a variety of issues. WHQR's Michelle Bliss reports that public safety downtown was a large topic of debate.

Incumbent Mayor Bill Saffo says the city council has done everything it can to hold the line on public safety in the face of tight budgets. He says the police department is doing a good job.

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Elections 2011
11:30 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Forum: Incentives

Wilmington, NC – At WHQR's 2011 live forums, WECT Anchor Jon Evans asked the Wilmignton mayoral candidates this question: "Wilmington is getting ready to hand over its final payment of incentives to Verizon, $125,000 a year. Do you think that was a good deal, and where do you favor incentives if you indeed favor them to lure in business?"

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please email the WHQR News Team.

 

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Elections 2011
11:30 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Candidate Debate Large Business Incentives

Wilmington, NC – Last night WHQR hosted a mayoral candidate forum and media panelists from WWAY, WECT and the Star News as well as audience members posed questions to candidates Justin LaNasa and Bill Saffo. WHQR's Sara Wood reports Jon Evans of WECT asked about the use of incentives for bringing large businesses to Wilmington.

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Elections 2011
11:29 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Forum: The Future of CFPUA

Wilmington, NC – At WHQR's 2011 live forums, StarNews Columnist Si Cantwell asked the mayoral candidates this question: "There's talk among some city council candidates of abolishing the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority do you support that idea? How would that change affect the City of Wilmington and its residents?"

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please email the WHQR News Team.

 

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Elections 2011
11:27 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Forum: Public Safety

Wilmington, NC – At WHQR's 2011 live forums, WHQR Reporter Sara Wood asked the Wilmington mayoral candidates this question: "Late-night crime is a continuing public safety issue in downtown Wilmington. How will you tackle this problem in a new way to keep residents safe?"

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please email the WHQR News Team.

 

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Elections 2011
11:25 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Forum: A Mayor's Greatest Responsibility

Wilmington, NC – At WHQR's 2011 live forums, WWAY Anchor Ramon Herrera asked the Wilmington mayoral candidates this question: "What do you think is the greatest responsibility of a mayor?"

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please email the WHQR News Team.

 

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Elections 2011
11:24 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Forum: Annexation & Sales Tax

Wilmington, NC – At WHQR's 2011 live forums, WECT Anchor Jon Evans asked the Wilmignton mayoral candidates this question: "Annexation supporters often say the alternative to increase revenue is a more equal distribution of sales tax between New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington. Is this a battle worth fighting?"

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please email the WHQR News Team.

 

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Elections 2011
11:21 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Wilmington Mayoral Forum: Safer Streets

Wilmington, NC – At WHQR's 2011 live forums, StarNews Columnist Si Cantwell asked the Wilmington mayoral candidates this question: "StarNews reader Judith Gebauer wants to know what each of you would do, if elected, to improve road safety in Wilmington, both in residential neighborhoods and along busy thoroughfares like College Road and Market Street."

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please email the WHQR News Team.

 

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