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Former New Hanover County Commissioner announces plan to run again

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - A former New Hanover County Commissioner announced today that he will run for county commission again.

New Hanover County native Buck O'Shields was a member of the New Hanover County Commission from 1974 until 1983. Today he said in a press release that the county faces a variety of difficult issues and that he is confident he can make a difference for the future.

"Economic development and environmental issues have always been a concern," O'Shields said in a statement. "When I was a county commissioner previously, I worked with fellow commissioners to establish and protect many of the valuable resources utilized by our citizens today. We worked with the state to complete the last leg of I-40 from Benson to Wilmington, put in place a funding source for critical beach re nourishment, established the Parks and Recreation Department, and helped implement waste water collection systems along the sensitive creeks and waterways to improve water quality in our estuaries, just to name a few."

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Well Buck...

"When I was a county commissioner previously, I worked with fellow commissioners to establish and protect many of the valuable resources utilized by our citizens today."

>Yet you and your fellow Commissioners ignored the infrastructure that is now crumbling around us. Now we're paying the price for your ignorance.

"We worked with the state to complete the last leg of I-40 from Benson to Wilmington, put in place a funding source for critical beach re nourishment, established the Parks and Recreation Department, and helped implement waste water collection systems along the sensitive creeks and waterways to improve water quality in our estuaries, just to name a few."

>And thanks to the completion of I-40, the 10's of 1000's of folks that migrated here added to the problems that we were facing then...then you continued to ignore. We don't need another tax & spend liberal...what we need are fiscal conservatives who aren't afraid of making the tough decisions. We surely don't have them now.

jacket

...phew, that was also the first thing that caught my eye. I was too much a wimp to post that...thanks for breaking the ice

great one of the ones that

great one of the ones that made the mess is coming back to finish the job just dig the whole deaper buck

Buck

sweet Member's Only jacket!

He must be the last member...

He must be the last member...