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Incinerator deal still up in the air, Catlin concerned about dioxin emissions

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video Time is running out for current New Hanover County Commissioners to talk trash. With three commissioner seats up for election, it may be an entirely new board before a decision is made about what to do with the county incinerator. Full story...
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Elections Board schedules 2nd hearing on Gott's residency

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videoThe controversy surrounding Melissa Gott's nomination to the New Hanover County Commission is still not over. At a meeting tonight, the county Board of Elections decided to hold another full hearing on Gott's residency status. Full story...
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Barfield dismisses Melissa Gott as commissioner candidate despite GOP backing

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video Last week New Hanover County Commissioners ran into a roadblock in deciding whether to pick up Melissa Gott to act as their temporary fifth board member. Because of confusion over Gott's residency, commissioners decided to wait. But now, Chairman Jonathan Barfield says Gott has got to go. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission candidates face off at Senior Center

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video Election Day is just four weeks from today, and time is winding down for candidates to make their case. Five of the six hopefuls for New Hanover County Commission faced off again this morning in a forum hosted by WWAY and the Volunteer Older Citizens Action League at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center. Full story...
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'Smear campaign' started against Gott to keep her out of Davis's seat

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video New Hanover County Commissioners decided to send nominee Melissa Gott back to the county GOP for more vetting after someone complained that she's not a full time resident of the county. Gott was nominated to take over for Commissioner Ted Davis after he was named to the state senate. Full story...
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Coudriet offers to forgive remaining Berger debt; commissioners say not so fast

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video It's finally pay back time for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Berger paid a portion of the more than $400 he owes the county in travel expenses, but the story does not end there. Full story...
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County Commission candidates meet for second forum

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videoCandidates for New Hanover County Commission met for a second forum at WHQR-FM Tuesday night. Among the issues discussed were economic development, harmony among the members of the County Commission and regulation. Full story...
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Berger balks at new policy for travel

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back on the offensive challenging a recently passed travel policy after his request to use county funds to attend an upcoming conference was denied. Full story...
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Barfield tops Democratic field for New Hanover County Commission

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videoIncumbent Jonathan Barfield Jr. finished ahead of his Democratic challengers in the race for New Hanover County Commission Tuesday night. He, along with newcomers Robert Zapple and Robert Murray, will move ahead to the general election in November. Full story...
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Four Democrats battle for three spots on New Hanover Co. Commission

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video In the race for New Hanover County Commission, six of ten candidates, Three from each party, will move on from the primary to November's general election. On the Democratic side, incumbent Jonathan Barfield faces three men who hope to hold political office for the first time. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Jonathan Barfield

Jonathan Barfield is a second-generation New Hanover County commissioner. His father served on the board for 12 years. Barfield hopes to follow in his father's footsteps, which would start by being elected to a second term in office. Barfield serves on numerous boards and committees to help stay involved in the community. He sat down with us to share this thoughts on a proposed baseball stadium as well as the need for more jobs in Wilmington.

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Commissioners vote 3 to 2 in favor of accepting family planning money

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video After weeks of public and even national outrage, New Hanover County Commissioners have voted in favor of nearly $9,000 in family planning funding. Last month, the board unanimously voted against accepting the money. Full story...
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Protest held in response to commissioners turning down family planning funds

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video Just days after New Hanover County Commissioners voted against state funding for contraceptives, the response has been incredible. A few hundred people came to Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington Thursday in protest of the vote. Full story...
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Commissioners react to mounting criticism of voting down contraceptive funding; Barfield: a colossal mistake

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video Criticism of the New Hanover County Commission's vote against accepting a family planning grant has reached the state level, and now the board wants to reconsider. Full story...
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Dalton rolls out endorsement list for NC governor

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Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says he has the support of more than 100 current and former elected officials in his bid for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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