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Archive - May 8, 2012

Incumbent Thompson finishes fourth; top vote-getter says community wants change

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videoTalk of a runoff election swirled around the New Hanover County Government Center last night when it came down to the six Republican candidates for County Commission, but that may not be how the numbers add up. Full story...
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Rouzer wins GOP House nomination; Pantano refuses to talk

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State Sen. David Rouzer beat Ilario Pantano and Randy Crow in the GOP primary for the state's 7th Congressional District, but at least one of the men he beat isn't ready to accept the results. Full story...
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Sykes victorious in Brunswick Co. 3rd District Commission race

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The controversial primary race for commissioner in Brunswick County's 3rd District is over, and the victory has gone to Pat Sykes, who won with about 50 percent of the vote. Sykes will run uncontested in November, because no Democrats filed to run for the seat. Full story...
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Millis wins 16th District Seat in NC House

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Republican Chris Millis took nearly 70 percent of the 4,885 votes cast in the race for North Carolina's 16th District House of Representatives seat. He beat fellow Republicans Tim Thomas and Jeff Howell. Full story...
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Williams wins GOP nomination for Brunswick Co. Commission District 5

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The Brunswick County Commission District 5 Republican race went to Brunswick County native Frank Williams. The seat has been held by long-time commissioner and current commission chair Bill Sue. Full story...
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Jones wins NC Republican primary for 3rd District

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US Rep. Walter Jones has won the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District, turning back a challenge from Frank Palombo. Full story...
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Ballpark meeting leaves many questions

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videoDespite it being election night, Wilmington City Hall was full for a public meeting about bringing baseball to the Port City. With questions swirling over stadium sites and funding, not all people are singing take me out to the ball game. Full story...
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NC approves amendment on gay marriage

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video North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. Full story...
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NC Treasurer Cowell wins primary

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North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell is advancing from her party's primary election as she works to keep the job responsible for overseeing $72 billion in public employee pension funds. Full story...
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Troxler takes GOP bid for NC agriculture head

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North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is taking the Republican Party banner into November's election after winning his primary contest. Full story...
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