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Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:49pm.READ MORE:
It's Your Voice, Your Vote, and the people spoken. A surprise to many, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson will not be on the board next year. After failing to win a nomination in the Republican race, Thompson says he should have worked harder to get votes. Full story...
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 8:41am.READ MORE:
Incumbent 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...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 12:41am.READ MORE:
Talk 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...
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 2:30pm.READ MORE:
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...
Derrick Hickey says he chose New Hanover County to settle down with his family and medical practice because of all it has to offer. He wants to make the area the best it can be. Hickey currently serves on the New Hanover County School Board. He says this experience, along with a plan for success for the county, sets him apart from the other Republicans running for County Commission.
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 5:53pm.READ MORE:
The race for three open seats on the New Hanover County Commission is hotly contested this primary with six candidates in the GOP race alone. Each of the six Republicans say they have what it takes to win the race, but what exactly do they think matters to the community? Full story...
Buck O’Shields is no stranger to serving New Hanover County. He served on the commission decades ago. Now he wants to throw his hat back into the ring. O'Shields says he thinks his experience on the board will help improve the quality of life in the county.
Frank Christopher Meares says he is running for New Hanover County Commission on a campaign of responsibility and accountability. Meares says he thinks it's important to hold politicians accountable so their campaign promises become reality. That is why he has created a petition he hopes everyone running for office will sign.
Jason Thompson is currently a New Hanover County Commissioner. He hopes to keep his seat. He says although he previously said he would not run for re-election, he can't give it up yet. Before serving on the commission, Thompson was a member of the Wilmington City Council.
It's time for New Hanover County to get back to work. That's why Rob Zapple says he wants a seat on the New Hanover County Commission. As a small business owner and community leader who sits on the board of several non-profits, he's ready to bring new ideas to the board, solve problems and bring projects to life.
After serving in the Army for 20 years, Robert Murray is now ready to serve the citizens of New Hanover County. A self-proclaimed blue-collar worker, Murray feels someone with his ideals is needed on the New Hanover County Commission. This 4th generation New Hanover County resident is ready to be the voice of what he calls, "the common man."
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.
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:11pm.READ MORE:
As November nears, candidates for elected office are trying to make their voices and viewpoints heard. A debate forum was held Wednesday night at UNCW that helped candidates in New Hanover County do just that. Three Democrats and six Republican candidates for the New Hanover County Commission each answered a variety of questions on different topics. Full story...