New Hanover County Commissioners

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3:38 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

NHC Commission Candidates on the Special Use Permit

Candidates for New Hanover County's Board of Commissionersleft to right: Derrick Hickey (R), Patricia Spear (D), Skip Watkins (R), Rob Zapple (D)

Four candidates competing for two seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners met Monday night in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery to distinguish themselves from their opponents. 

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2:21 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Wilmington & New Hanover County Work Together to Support Small & New Businesses

New Hanover County commissioners and Wilmington City Council members collaboratively identify barriers to business in the region.

Businesses have to juggle a lot to stay afloat—permits, taxes, start-up loans, and more.  In an economic development report commissioned recently by New Hanover County, "Pathways to Prosperity: New Hanover County's Plan for Jobs and Investment," consultant Jay Garner cautions that small and new businesses must be better supported by the region’s government to spur development.

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5:09 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

NHC Commissioners develop legislative agenda

Legislative leaders caucus, January 3, 2013, in downtown Wilmington

Representatives Rick Catlin, Susi Hamilton, Ted Davis and State Senator Thom Goolsby have asked officials from New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, the City of Wilmington, and surrounding beach towns for input as the General Assembly prepares to reconvene at the end of January. 

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7:59 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Jason Thompson delivers heartfelt farewell to NHC Commission, family

Jason Thompson
courtesy: New Hanover County

Commissioner Brian Berger rushed in late – about 7 minutes after the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting had started. 

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7:51 am
Tue December 4, 2012

White and Dawson take the reins on the NHC Commission

Three New Hanover County Commissioners took the oath of office last night in downtown Wilmington. 

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5:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Most NHCo. candidates don't support baseball stadium

Several major issues facing New Hanover County were posed to the six candidates running for county commissioner last night. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports candidates spoke their minds about the upcoming baseball stadium referendum facing all city residents, but only half of the county.

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5:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

NHCo. candidates share thoughts on board turmoil

The six candidates for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners sat down last night for a forum hosted by WHQR. Sara Wood reports candidates were asked how they would ensure unity on the board.

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5:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

NHCo. candidates talk business and regulation

How to grow the region’s economy in an effective and sustainable manner is a question that comes up frequently in discussions with government leaders.  It was the second question put to candidates running for a seat on the New Hanover County Commission during last night’s Forum at WHQR.  And as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, it was a push for clarity after a forum last week that yielded little in the way of specifics. 

Last night, WHQR Reporter Sara Wood asked candidates what they would do to lure big industry – and what they see as current examples of extraneous red tape. 

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5:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

NHCo. candidates discuss energy exploration

It was the first in a series of WHQR Candidate Forums.  Last night, the focus was on the six people vying for seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  Members of a live studio audience in the WHQR Gallery asked questions of the candidates – including – as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports – whether North Carolina’s coastal waters should be open to alternative energy exploration. 

“What is your opinion of offshore drilling for us in this area?”

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2:22 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Cape Fear Economic Development Council: Candidate Forum - New Hanover County Commissioners

Cape Fear Economic Development Council

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the Cape Fear Economic Development Council produced a candidates' forum, in the WHQR MC Erny Gallery, with a focus on economic issues facing New Hanover County.  All six candidates for the three open seats on the Board of Commissioners participated.  Julie Martin, producer, organizer, and mistress of ceremonies introduced the evening by contextualizing the current state of the economy. 

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