New Hanover County Commissioner Profiles

WHQR is producing profiles of the candidates running for New Hanover County Commissioner in the May 2012 Primary. 

Local
6:00 am
Wed May 2, 2012

NHC County Commission Candidate Profile: Derrick Hickey

Dr. Derrick Hickey says when he moved to Wilmington 10 years ago, New Hanover County’s economy was booming. 

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Local
5:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Beth Dawson

Beth Dawson is an 11th-generation North Carolinian who grew up in High Point, married a local boy, and moved here more than 26 years ago. 

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Local
4:02 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

NHC County Commission Candidate Profile: Buck O'Shields

New Hanover County native Buck O’Shields is not a new name to the race for county commission. 

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Local
8:57 am
Fri April 27, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Woody White

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Republican Candidate Woody White is a local attorney who says he’s running for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners because of what he calls a crisis in leadership.

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Local
5:00 am
Fri April 27, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Stephen Vosnock

As a lifelong resident of New Hanover County, Stephen Vosnock says he pays attention to county issues and is hoping to take that involvement to the government level.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu April 26, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Rob Zapple

Rob Zapple is one of four Democratic candidates running for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. 

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Local
5:00 am
Wed April 25, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Robert Murray

As a fourth generation New Hanover County native, Democrat Robert Murray served 20 years in the army and returned to Porters Neck where he continues to run his family’s farm and volunteer with the fire department.

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Local
8:46 am
Tue April 24, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Frank Meares

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Republican Frank Christopher Meares is throwing his hat into the race for New Hanover County Commissioner after an unsuccessful bid for a Wilmington City Council seat last year.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Jonathan Barfield

courtesy: New Hanover County

The Vice Chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners describes himself as a local boy and a second-generation county commissioner -- after his father. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Jason Thompson

courtesy: New Hanover County

Jason Thompson is one of two incumbents running for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  The Republican candidate completes his first four-year term this year.  And as he told WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn, he believes in term limits – which means he’s running for what would be his second and final term.   

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