politics

City Council Candidates Forum with WHQR

Oct 17, 2013

On Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 PM, six candidates will make their case and tell you why they want to fill three seats on the next Wilmington City Council.  Hear them voice their opinions and ambitions during the only live, locally broadcast Council Candidates Forum. 

This event, brought to you by WHQR and WWAY TV3, will be broadcast live at 7 PM on both WWAY TV3's main channel and WHQR 91.3 FM. 

Under a newly passed House bill, North Carolinians will see a price hike in movie tickets, live performances and museum admission. The “Tax Simplification and Reduction Act” cuts personal and corporate taxes and imposes a uniform tax rate, as well as a 4.75% privilege tax on many leisure pursuits--including non-profit events. And local representatives say they were given inadequate time to consider the bill before voting on it.

Could North Carolina Lead A 'Red-State Resurgence'?

Aug 2, 2013

Pat McCrory hasn't fared too well with protesters.

The Republican governor of North Carolina has signed off on a vast array of conservative legislation this year, cutting taxes, slashing unemployment benefits and abolishing teacher tenure. So much change so fast has led to protests, including "Moral Monday" events staged at the capitol a dozen weeks in a row by the NAACP.

A bill that has cleared the North Carolina Senate would wipe out current members of many state commissions immediately if it became law in its current form.  The bill would then give Governor Pat McCrory the power to replace them.  Senate Bill 10 prompted a huge outcry from Democrats and others who say the bill is an unprecedented power grab.  The Coastal Resources Commission would be one that’s impacted.  Chairman Bob Emory says the bill has major problems.