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11:47 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Governor McCrory Pushes for Revenue Sharing

The first annual Coastal Energy Summit was held in Wilmington on October 9th.
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

At the recent Coastal Energy Summit, experts and policy makers were looking offshore for future development.  But whether it be wind, oil, or natural gas, those resources are located in federal waters, meaning the profits from the leases go to the national government.  Governor Pat McCrory is part of a coalition which aims to bring revenue from offshore energy to the state. 

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12:11 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory Says Seismic Testing is Necessary

Diagram of Seismic Testing
Wikipedia Commons

When the Obama administration approved the guidelines for seismic testing this summer, it paved the way for energy exploration off North Carolina’s coast.  Governor Pat McCrory says the tests are necessary to update 30-year-old data on the region’s oil and gas reserves. 

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2:33 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Governor McCrory Wants Long-Term Plans for Transportation, Energy, Communications, and Water

Governor Pat McCrory came to Wilmington for the first annual Coastal Energy Summit, hosted by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Governor Pat McCrory’s 25-Year Vision for Transportation was unveiled last month, but this is just one of four long-term plans that the Governor has in mind.  Governor McCrory shared his broader strategy during the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s first annual Coastal Energy Summit.

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Local
4:03 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

CoastLine: Send in Your Best Jokes, One-Liners, and Puns!

Why U Wanna Censor Me?
Micas.jpg: Carlos Botelho

Do your friends laugh at your one-liners, puns, or jokes?  Do your jokes slay even the most humorless people in your office? 

Do the jokes below make you chuckle?

It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they take things so literally.

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Descartes walks into a bar.

The bartender asks if he wants a drink.

“I think not,” he says. 

Then he disappears.

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3:18 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

WECT's U.S. Senate Candidate Debate LIVE Thursday on HQR News 91.3 FM

LIVE U.S. SENATE DEBATE HELD IN WILMINGTON

 

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4:32 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Candidate Forum: NC's 7th Congressional District; 2 of 3 Candidates to Participate

Two of three candidates for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District: Jonathan Barfield (left; D-New Hanover), Wesley Casteen (right; L-New Hanover)

Tune in to HQR News 91.3 FM Monday, October 13th at 7 PM (or stream the video live on WWAYTV3.com) to hear from Democrat Jonathan Barfield and Libertarian Wesley Casteen on why they think they should represent North Carolina's 7th District on Capitol Hill.

Republican David Rouzer has chosen not to participate citing two other events in October.  

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1:51 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Wilmington City Council Considers Options for North-South Route Through the City

The Independence Boulevard Extension Project from Randall Parkway to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway was added to the Wilmington Thoroughfare Plan in 1972.
North Carolina Department of Transportation

Wilmington needs a better North-South route through the city. But City Council is not yet sold on the current proposal, which would extend Independence Boulevard to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

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4:37 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

CoastLine: New Hanover County Commission Candidate Forum

Candidates for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners clockwise from top left: Derrick Hickey (R), Rob Zapple (D), Skip Watkins (R), Patricia Spear (D)

FORUM AUDIO POSTED:  The four candidates vying for two open seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners came together Monday, October 6th in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery to distinguish themselves from their opponents. 

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4:12 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Head of Wilmington Metro Planning Organization Explains Transportation Bond

The City of Wilmington has posted signs throughout town highlighting proposed transportation improvements. This sign notifies drivers and pedestrians of possible enhancements to Front Street.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Wilmington voters will decide on a 44 million dollar transportation bond this November. But what will this bond do? WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd spoke with Mike Kozlosky, Executive Director of the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization, regarding the bond, which would help fund projects totaling $55 million. 

IS: You’ve been here all today and for all of the meetings regarding this transportation bond. Have you seen a lot of citizens come out? What’s it been like?

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3:38 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

NHC Commission Candidates on the Special Use Permit

Candidates for New Hanover County's Board of Commissionersleft to right: Derrick Hickey (R), Patricia Spear (D), Skip Watkins (R), Rob Zapple (D)

Four candidates competing for two seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners met Monday night in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery to distinguish themselves from their opponents. 

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