FIRST ON 3: Attorney Woody White joins race for New Hanover Commission

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Submitted: Fri, 02/24/2012 - 8:48pm
Updated: Sat, 02/25/2012 - 11:20pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for New Hanover County Commission. Wilmington attorney Woody White is officially in the race. White filed today to run for one of the three open seats.

He says he wants to refocus the county and bring order by solving common-sense problems the county faces. White says there have been some distractions recently, and he would like to help the county move forward.

He says his experience in Raleigh as a state senator and as a small business owner will help him better understand the community and make changes he thinks are necessary.

White joins school board member Derrick Hickey and former County Commissioner Buck O’Shields in the Republican race.

The terms for Commissioners Ted Davis, Jason Thompson and Jonathan Barfield are up this year. Thompson has said he will not run again. So far neither Davis, a Republican, nor Barfield, a Democrat, have filed for re-election.


  • Beach Bum says:

    Why is it, when someone does not agree with a train of thought, they are automatically considered a nut? Preconceived notions and the lack of adult supervision are the vast majority of problems in Wilmington.

    Homosexuality is a choice, not an inate idea. Don’t like your choice or the ramifications of those choices, then change. Not sure why you would call White a homophobe but I do think you are the one who is prejudice. Since, you brought that idea to everyone’s attention.

    What is so bad about people who do not agree with your theories or ideas? It is ok to disagree. Not everyone has to get along or be friends. There is merit in segregation and people minding their own business.

  • Peyton Garrett says:

    To be honest I do not know Mr . White well enough to comment. I do understand Why Jason Thompson would not run. It has to make his hair hurt sometimes to listen to the drivel his opposition bestows him. This county is in the same shape, far better than most, than most others in the state. Everyone wants and should have fiscal conservatism to run and maintain this county, but when amenities and deadwood programs are cut, everyone seems to scream. Like Mr. Thompson has stated, when things are downsized, or completely cut, decide, do we want to pay for things when there is no return, if so put it to a vote. I myself think Mr Thompson has done a good job. You know where you stand with him. If My ethics or honesty had been questioned in the same way, Wo be to thee. I have rarely had a problem with any of the commissioners over the last couple of terms, other than one. We all know who that is and will continue to be. These remarks are off the post but…

  • Guest10 says:

    When Woody White was given a senate seat by his nutty law partner, he proved that he was a right wing, tabloid loving, egotistical idiot. He is another crazy homophobe that the voters should reject. He is Brian Berger with a law degree.

    Reject this dangerous partisan.

  • chris anderson says:

    I am glad he is running he is alot better than buck spend some one elses money oshieds rhino that supported marc basnight and the millions of dollars he and the dems to get lib bosman elected to the senate and has served on any board that a dem gov would ask him to

  • Ahmed says:

    I thought this guy went away for good after losing to Julia Boseman when the the senate seat was basically handed to him. Only someone like this could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    And what’s this about “bringing order”??? Sounds like a right wing wing nut to me. Can’t this guy crawl back under whatever rock he was hiding under after Boseman beat him?

  • RunWilmington says:

    I agree with whoever said he should crawl back under a rock. I don’t care what anyone’s position is on homosexuality… if they profess to be a “good christian,” then the top two things a christian does is
    1. Treat others as they want themselves to be treated, and
    2. Judge not, lest you be judged.
    Mr. White condemns innocent people who have a homosexual orientation, but PEDOPHILES, ruining the lives of INNOCENT CHILDREN… well, Mr. White must think that is A-OK because he defends them. ANYTHING FOR A BUCK, it would seem. There are an infinite myriad of reasons why Mr. White has no business representing our county as a NHC Commissioner. Please keep this man out of this office. We don’t need a delusional, morally bankrupt person, who obviously believes he is an upstanding human being, making decisions about New Hanover county. (see

  • Brooke says:

    Homosexuality, Abortions,Pedophiles, Murder are all sins. One is no worse than the other to God. Sin is sin! God distroyed a whole city for homosexuality and He will punish America as well. God is a loving God, he gave us his only son that we may have eternal life. He will forgive anyone at anytime if they ask for His forgivness. But when life is over and we stand before God he will judge us.
    Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 7:6
    The Ten Commandments we all have to live by:
    And God spokethese words:
    I sm the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egyp, out of the land of slavery.
    1) You shall have no other gods besides me.
    2) You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I , the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for their sin of the fathers to the third and forth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
    3) You shalt not misuse the name of the Lord your God, For the Lord will not hold any guiltless who misuse his name.
    4) Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it Holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, niether the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
    5) Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
    6) You shall not murder.
    7) You shall not commit adultery.
    8) You shall not steal.
    9) You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
    10)You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
    Exodus 20:1-17
    I have no desire to judge you or anyone else. I am glad that is God’s job. But right is right and wrong is wrong and God will judge.
    May you seek God and find his will for your life.
    God Bless

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