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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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Local
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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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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Local
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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Local
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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Local
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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Local
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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Local
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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