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12 file to replace Berger, Wolfe on New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoThere will be at least two new members of the New Hanover County Commission this fall, and there are plenty of people interested in the jobs. Earlier this year Commissioner Tom Wolfe, a Republican, said he would not run to keep his seat. Libertarian Brian Berger, the other incumbent whose term is up, did not file for reelection. Full story...
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Three Republicans already in race for New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoFiling to run for office this year is still a week away, but three Republicans have already begun their campaigns for New Hanover County Commission. John Dismukes, Chuck Kays and Skip Watkins all have plans to run for two open commission seats. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Council candidate Watkins running for County Commission

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Skip Watkins announced he would seek the office of County Commissioner for New Hanover County. Watkins fell just 470 votes short of being elected to the Wilmington City Council in 2013, his first bid for public office. Full story...
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It's the final day of the Cape Fear Fair & Expo

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videoIt is coming down to the final hours of the final weekend of the Cape Fear Fair & Expo. While fair fans still have a few hours to enjoy the delicious fried delights, fun rides and games, come tonight at eleven, the fair will close until next year. Full story...
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Trio of incumbents hold on to Wilmington City Council seats

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videoWilmington City Council will look the same for the next two years as it has for the last two years. Incumbents Kevin O'Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan were all close at the top to hold on to their three seats. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Skip Watkins

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video Skip Watkins has become a familiar face in Wilmington helping run the Cape Fear Fair & Expo. Now he wants to serve the community in a different role: City Council. Full story...
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State Fair ride involved in accident not slated for Cape Fear Fair & Expo

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videoA ride involved in an accident at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh last night is not scheduled to be part of the Cape Fear Fair & Expo in Wilmington. Cape Fear Fair & Expo manager Skip Watkins says the Vortex ride involved in last night's accident has never been to the fair in Wilmington and was not among the rides scheduled to be part of this year's event, which runs Nov. 1-10. Full story...
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City Council candidates square off in WWAY, WHQR forum

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video WWAY’s political editor Kevin Wuzzardo and WHQR’s Kate O’Reilly grilled five of the six city Wilmington City Council candidates so you have the best possible tools to cast your vote when you head to the polls. Full story...
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ICYMI: WWAY, WHQR host final Wilmington City Council debate

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videoEarly voting is already underway for Nov. 5's municipal elections. Tonight voters had one last chance to get to know the men running for Wilmington City Council. WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR 91.3 FM hosted a forum featuring City Council hopefuls. Full story...
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YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE: Council candidates discuss ideas for fighting Wilmington's gang problem

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videoThe election for Wilmington City Council is less than four weeks away, so we decided to ask the candidates for their ideas about fighting gang violence in the Port City. Full story...
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Skip Watkins to run for Wilmington council

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videoWith the filing period for municipal elections opening Friday, there is already one hopeful announcing his candidacy for Wilmington City Council. Skip Watkins says he'll be at the Board of Elections when the filing period opens at noon Friday to make his run for office official. Full story...
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