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2:10 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Michael Lee Keeps State Senate District 9 in Republican Hands, Beating Redenbaugh by Nearly 11%

Wilmington Business Journal

With an unpopular Democratic president in his second-term, Election Day saw the predictable Republican sweep in southeastern North Carolina.

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2:05 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Watkins, Zapple Win Seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners

(left) Skip Watkins, Republican; (right) Rob Zapple, Democrat

One Democrat and one Republican won the two open seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. 

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7:38 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

NC Board of Elections Holds Emergency Meeting; Extends Voting Hours of 1 Robeson County precinct

The North Carolina State Board of Elections held an emergency meeting at 7 PM tonight, Election Night, to address problems at several precincts around the state.

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4:04 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election Day Brings Warm Weather, Clear Skies, and Steady Voter Traffic

Cars pack the parking lot at Belville Elementary School on Election Day, 2014.

North Carolina’s Board of Elections reported a larger-than-expected Early Voting turnout this election cycle.  But those high numbers didn’t appear to stem the tide of voters at Belville Elementary School in Brunswick County this Election Day. 

On a clear afternoon with temperatures nearing 70 degrees, cars packed the parking lot at Belville Elementary. 

Rich Leary says he arrived at 6:30 in the morning to hand out campaign literature.  Even at that hour, he says, voter traffic was steady. 

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1:14 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

NC Constitutional Amendment on Ballot This November

This Election Day, North Carolina voters will decide upon a constitutional amendment that would allow defendants facing felony charges to opt out of a trial by jury.

This Election Day, North Carolina voters will decide upon a constitutional amendment.  If it is passed, North Carolina would be the last state in the country to allow defendants facing felony charges to opt out of a trial by jury. 

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1:56 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

WILMA's Women to Watch Awards Recognizes Achievements of Local Women

At the end of the WILMA Women to Watch Awards ceremony, all 35 finalists came together on stage.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR News

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WILMA women’s magazine are now owned by Rob Kaiser, but it was a local businesswoman—Joy Allen—who founded both publications.  Over a decade after WILMA’s launch, Allen still thinks it’s important to recognize the achievements of local women.   

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12:47 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Early Voting Improves Accessibility To The Polls for Working Voters

One-Stop Voting Totals, Last Updated on October 28, 2014
New Hanover County Board of Elections (http://elections.nhcgov.com/public-information/one-stop-totals/)

In 2013, North Carolina shortened the early voting period to ten days.  But New Hanover County has extended the evening hours for early voting to make it more accessible to the working voter.

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10:45 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Paul Brown: "I Still Miss the Newsroom"

Paul Brown, musician, former NPR reporter / anchor

Paul Brown is still crafting stories. 

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1:31 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

CoastLine: New Hanover County Board of Education Candidate Forum (with audio)

upper left to right: Janice Cavenaugh (R), Tom Gale (D), Ed Higgins (R), Don Hayes (R); from lower left to right: Chris Meek (D), Emma Saunders (D), Bruce Shell (R)

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.  

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12:45 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

New Hanover County Board of Elections Responds to Claims of Student Disenfranchisement

Election Day is November 4th.
Courtesy Tom Arthur

Responding to complaints made by the New Hanover County Democratic Party, the New Hanover County Board of Elections denies any alleged disenfranchisement of student voters.  There have been no reports of voters being turned away for any reason, including inability to state their street addresses. 

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