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New Hanover County Commission

Candidate Interview: Robert Murray

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."

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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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Commission candidates debate hot button issues at UNCW

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video 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...
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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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FIRST ON 3: Coudriet named New Hanover Co. Manager; Replaces Shell

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video New Hanover county leaders named a new county manager Thursday. Current Assistant County Manager, Chris Coudriet, will succeed Bruce Shell this summer. 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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ACLU-NC criticizes New Hanover Commissioners for rejecting reproductive health grant for women

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The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina today criticized the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for voting Monday to reject a state grant that would have funded reproductive health care and family planning services for women. Full story...
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New Hanover Health Dept. looking at other ways to use rejected grant money

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video After all five New Hanover County Commissioners voted against a grant to fund contraceptives for women yesterday, the New Hanover County Health Department is trying again. Full story...
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Commissioners vote down family planning grant, Barfield regrets decision

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video Providing contraception for women has been a national topic for months, and now it has sparked debate in New Hanover County. Commissioners unanimously voted down a state grant that would fund contraceptive supplies and services in the county. Full story...
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Thompson changes course, will run for re-election

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Jason Thompson is not done running for office after all. The first-term New Hanover County Commissioner changed his mind this morning and announced he will run for re-election despite saying earlier that he would not run. Full story...
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Area legislators go face to face with voters

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videoRather than a phone call or an email, voters got he unique opportunity Sunday to bring their concerns in person to area elected officials. The annual Face to Face with Your Legislators event featured representatives from Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover Counties as well as state senators and United States Congressman Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Attorney Woody White joins race for New Hanover Commission

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A third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for New Hanover County Commission. Wilmington attorney Woody White is officially in the race. White filed today to run for one of the three open seats. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School Board member files for county commission

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A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commission. Full story...
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Tables turn for Barfield after McIntyre's announcement

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video Governor Bev Perdue’s announcement last month was a shock to many, sparking an entirely new political ball game in North Carolina. Now that Congressman Mike McIntyre has decided not to run for the governor's office, his seat is no longer up for grabs, which leaves New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield to change his plans. Full story...
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