With no Democratic challenger, the winner of the primary election for North Carolina House District 20 is a shoo-in for the seat. During yesterday’s primary election, voters chose businesswoman and Army veteran Holly Grange over Tammy Covil, a New Hanover County Board of Education member. Grange won by more than 24 percent.
Presidential election years bring out the voters, and with Tuesday’s sunshine and warm temps, the 2016 primary is no exception. Whether it was the nice day, political fervor, or a combination of factors, precincts in Brunswick County and downtown Wilmington were buzzing with activity.
Early Voting is underway in North Carolina. The primary is less than a week away on March 15th. On this edition of CoastLine, we break down the issues, the candidates, the fireworks, and the head-scratchers -- all the way from the presidential race and how it’s playing out locally to county-level politics.
It wasn’t long ago that distilleries in North Carolina were prohibited from selling their product on site. Instead, after giving a tour, they’d have to direct visitors on down the road to the nearest ABC store. But restrictions were loosened last October, opening customers’ wallets and new doors for the industry.
Listen to the full interview with Lisa Estep here.
Early voting is underway in North Carolina and Election Day is March 15th. New Hanover County School Board member Lisa Estep hopes voters move her through the primary to the November ballot and an eventual second term.
It’s less than two weeks before North Carolina’s first March primary -- after years of voters going to the polls in May. What will this mean for the Tar Heel state’s role in this presidential nominating process?
Voters are hearing plenty about this dramatic presidential campaign season. Even locally, New Hanover County has its own mini-drama underway with a very public rift in the Republican Party and a fierce primary battle for three seats on the Board of Commission.
But the Connect NC Bond has not enjoyed the same breadth of air time. We’ll take a look at why even the news media seems to be playing catch-up.
There are seven Republicans hoping to win one of three spots on the November ballot for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. One of those candidates, Campbell Dodd, is taking his second run at county office. As this Wilmington-based real estate appraiser explains, he has his eye on bringing more industry to the region and quelling the very public divides on the Board.
Chris Meek, a history teacher with twenty years of experience in the classroom, is one of five Democrats in New Hanover County hoping to secure a spot for Board of Education on the November ballot. On March 15th, voters will choose three candidates from each party to compete in the November election.
On March 15th, voters will select three out of five Democratic candidates to run for New Hanover County Board of Education. Candidate James Jamison is a retired Master Sergeant of military police and current pastor at Hope Baptist Church for All Nations.
Jeannette Nichols is competing against three other Republican candidates for three spots on the November ballot for New Hanover County’s Board of Education. If elected, Nichols would embark upon her fifth four-year term. The retired teacher says serving on the Board is her way of staying connected to children.
Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and into early this evening, according to the National Weather Service. Counties affected include New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus, Robeson, Sampson, Onslow, Horry, Dillon, and Marion.
During the March 15th primary, five Democratic candidates for New Hanover County’s Board of Education are hoping to land three open spots on the November ballot. Sandra Leigh says her experience and commitment set her apart.
During the upcoming primary election, voters will select three candidates for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on the Republican ticket. Beth Dawson, the current Chair, is vying for one of those spots, and she’s up against six challengers. Dawson believes in emphasizing regional economic development to bring jobs to New Hanover County.
Listen to the full interview with David Wortman here.
David Wortman is one of four Republicans in New Hanover County hoping to secure a spot for Board of Education on the November ballot. On March 15th, voters will choose three candidates from each party to compete in the November election.
During the upcoming primary election, voters in New Hanover County will select three out of five Democratic candidates to run for the Board of Education. Emma Saunders believes the key to solving many educational issues is to start at the beginning. If elected, she would work to implement countywide pre-k.
Carolyn Rawls Booth, born in nearby Bladen County, spent nearly five years of her early childhood in a New Deal homesteading project known as Penderlea. When she was five, her family moved to Raleigh. She left college after two years to get married and raise a family; it wasn’t until she was in her 40s that she decided to go back to finish her undergraduate work. Carolyn Rawls Booth graduated at age 50, and published her first novel when she was 65.
During the upcoming primary election, voters will select three candidates for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on the Republican ticket. Derrick Hickey, former Board of Education member, is one of seven potentials.
On March 15th, voters will select three out of five Democratic candidates to run for New Hanover County Board of Education. If elected, Kevin Spears' main goal is to level the playing field for inner city schools.
In the New Hanover County Republican Primary, Frank Christopher Meares is hoping to win a spot on the November ballot for the Board of Education. The current County Soil and Water Conservation Board Member says, if elected, he’d give up his unexpired term but would hope to retain a non-voting position.
All 100 counties in North Carolina belong to an organization called the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners – or the NCACC. Founded in 1908, this coalition of local elected officials shares best practices and works together to advance county agendas at the state and federal levels. During a recent trip to Wilmington, Executive Director Kevin Leonard came to WHQR to talk about why every county in the state chooses to participate.
Recently, the topic of affordable housing has been in the spotlight in the Cape Fear region, and in North Carolina as a whole. Just last month, Wilmington City Council established a committee to investigate solutions to the lack of affordable places to live. At a recent public hearing held by the Cape Fear & North Carolina Housing Commissions, attendees tossed around ideas for solutions.