3:37 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

New Hanover County Democratic Party Claims Board of Elections is Disenfranchising Student Voters

A voting machine
Pauljoffe at en.wikipedia [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In New Hanover County, dormitory students who cannot state their street address will not be allowed to cast a regular ballot in the coming election.  The New Hanover County Democratic Party is challenging this procedure, saying it disenfranchises student voters.

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Oct. 27 @7pm in the MC Erny Gallery
12:36 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Candidate Forum: New Hanover County Board of Education

This Monday, October 27, 2014, the seven candidates running for New Hanover County’s Board of Education will answer YOUR questions.

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12:37 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Betsy Jordan and Senator Rick Catlin Square Off Over Medical Expense Tax Deductions

Betsy Jordan (left), Rep. Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

In 2013, the North Carolina legislature eliminated medical expense deductions from the tax code.  The issue was the primary focus of a recent political debate held at a senior living community in Porters Neck.  The loss of the medical deductions was particularly contentious between the candidates for State House District 20, which covers the northern portion of New Hanover County.

Democrat Betsy Jordan challenged incumbent Rick Catlin for being part of the legislature that passed the 2013 budget:

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12:29 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Candidate Profile: Ernie Ward (D), NC Senate District 8

Democrat Ernie Ward is challenging Senator Bill Rabon for North Carolina Senate District 8, which encompasses Brunswick, Pender, and Bladen County, along with a small portion of western New Hanover County.
Ernie Ward

Democrat Ernie Ward is challenging Senator Bill Rabon for North Carolina Senate District 8, which encompasses Brunswick, Pender, and Bladen County, along with a small portion of western New Hanover County.  Ward, who is a veterinarian and author, moved to North Carolina in 1992. At that time, he says education, job creation, and the environment were prioritized by the legislature, but that’s declined in recent years.  He aims to change that by focusing on education, infrastructure, and research. 

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11:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

CoastLine: NC 7th Congressional District Candidate Forum

Two Candidates for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District: (Left) Jonathan Barfield (D-New Hanover County); (Right) Wesley Casteen (L-New Hanover County)

This candidate forum featuring two of three candidates for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District aired live October 13, 2014.  

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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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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.


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



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