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Early voting numbers higher than expected

Tuesday is Election Day and early voting numbers suggest a better turnout than expected. Despite a slow start, New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Bonnie Williams said more people came out to vote than in the last municipal election. This year, 2,500 people took advantage of early voting in New Hanover County. In 2007, that number was just over 1,800. Williams said early voting is just an easy alternative to Election Day. “For some people, it's because they're going to be out of town or they expect to have surgery or some kind of sickness they have to attend to. But for the most part it is really about the convenience.” Williams said she expects 20 to 25 percent of registered voters to turnout for Election Day Tuesday. The polls open at 6:30 a.m.

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Ricky Meeks!

Bless his heart, he runs every year, and by god I hope he finally gets elected to City Council this year! I don't think there is anyone more passionate about this city as Ricky Meeks, he's truely inspiring. So if you go to vote for mayor, and don't know or don't care about who's running for city council, Mr. Meeks is a fantastic choice. Just throwin that out there!

Yea right

Can we say ebarassment? The man has no background or experience. Our council and mayor now do a great job!


Please VOTE! The same small group of citizens should not run the town. Let us all have a voice.