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Emma Saunders

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

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. 

Derrick Hickey

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.  

https://www.facebook.com/spearsforschoolboard/

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. 

Frank Christopher Meares

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.

NCACC

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.   

http://invisiblewoundsnc.com


North Carolina Housing Coalition & Cape Fear Housing Coalition

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. 

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

It’s a packed house in the primary race for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  Jim Brumit is one of seven Republican candidates vying for three open seats in the March 15th primary.  

New Hanover County

Woody White is seeking a second four-year term as a New Hanover County Commissioner.  He’s competing against six other Republican candidates for one of three open seats in the March 15th primary. 

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