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Archive - Jan 26, 2012

Perdue's announcement creates domino effect in NC politics

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video Governor Perdue's announcement Thursday got immediate response from politicians throughout the state. The race to run for her job has begun, which has started an entirely new political ball game in North Carolina. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Gov. Hunt: Perdue's 'done a lot of good work'

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Jim Hunt knows a little something about politics in North Carolina. His 16 years in office are the most of any Tar Heel governor. It's why many politicians in the state, including Gov. Bev Perdue, look at him as a mentor. On the day Perdue announced she would not seek a second term as governor, Gov. Hunt was in Wilmington for a conference, where we caught up with him and asked about his protege's big decision. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Congressman McIntyre open to running for governor

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“The ideals and issues that make our state and nation great do not belong to either political party. I love North Carolina; I love serving its people; and I am always open to considering broader opportunities to serve, including the possibility of Governor.” Full story...
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Obama, McCrory, others react to Gov. Perdue not seeking reelection

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News of Gov. Bev Perdue deciding not to run for reelection is garnering reaction from around the country. Full story...
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N&O: Unqualified Progress Energy workers caused fluke mishap at Brunswick nuclear plant

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Nuclear safety officials have concluded that a fluke mishap last year at Progress Energy's Brunswick nuclear plant near Wilmington was caused by the lack of worker qualification for more than a decade. Full story...
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Governor's news not a big surprise to those in Wilmington

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While the news of Gov. Bev Perdue choosing not to run again took some local voters by surprise, others did not seemed too phased, and most were still more interested in the issues. Full story...
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CFCC President Eric McKeithan to retire

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CFCC President Eric McKeithan announced Thursday night that he will retire from the college as of July 1, 2012. Full story...
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Local legislators react to Perdue's decision

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run again caused a political ripple throughout the state today. Here in town we caught up with Democratic Rep. Susi Hamilton and Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby to get their reaction. Full story...
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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms

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video The New Hanover County School District is once again taking heat for the use of "seclusion rooms." A family has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Lt. Gov. Dalton throws hat in the ring to replace Perdue

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“Today, I'm announcing that I am running for Governor. Lucille and I love this state and we understand tough political races. I am the only candidate who has run and won statewide and I look forward to waging an aggressive campaign." Full story...
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