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Politics

Canidate Interview: Buck O'Shields

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.

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Candidate Interview: James Knox

James Knox has been Mayor of Northwest for 18 years. He believes he better represents District 18 now that the lines have been redrawn. Knox says his long tenure of local politics make him the right person for voters to send to Raleigh.

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Candidate Interview: Frank Meares

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.

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Candidate Interview: Jason Thompson

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.

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Candidate Interview: Susi Hamilton

Rep. Susi Hamilton has represented District 18 in the NC House for the past two years, and she wants to continue being the voice of New Hanover and Brunswick Counties in Raleigh. The incumbent Democrat says her
experience and involvement set her apart.

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Candidate Interview: Woody White

Woody White says he is focusing his campaign for New Hanover County Commission on honesty and integrity. He says his problem-solving skills along with his track record make him stand out amongst the rest.

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Wilmington City Council discusses next year's budget

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Wilmington City Council is ironing out next year's budget. Council members took a look back at the last fiscal year, while planning for the 2012-2013 budget this morning. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Emma Saunders

Democratic candidate for New Hanover County School Board, Emma Saunders, says her classroom experience allows her to be the best candidate for the job.

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Candidate Deb Butler demands equal time on 'The Big Talker FM'

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On Wednesday April 25, 2012, The Big Talker FM received a formal request from North Carolina Democrat party attorney, John R. Wallace of Wallace & Nordan L.L.P. in Raleigh, NC, via hand delivery and e-mail, for equal time for Deb Butler, the Democratic candidate for the District 9 North Carolina Senate seat. Full story...
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NC judges given more time for redistricting documents

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A three-judge panel has given Republican legislative leaders and their attorneys time to seek relief from a ruling requiring them to produce more redistricting documents for Democratic officials and allies challenging North Carolina's new district maps. Full story...
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Meet the Democratic candidates for New Hanover County School Board

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video Nine candidates are vying for three open seats on the new hanover county school board. Among them is an incumbent running in a different party this time around. Full story...
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Governor hopefuls Etheridge, Faison reach out to Wilmington voters

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video As the race to the polls continues, a couple of candidates for governor came to Wilmington today to talk with voters. Democrats Bob Etheridge and Bill Faison made stops in the Port City to campaign. Full story...
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Gingrich thanks campaign supporters in new video

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Newt Gingrich is thanking supporters a day before he officially suspends his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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John Edwards's attorneys question wife of ex-aide

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Attorneys for John Edwards are trying to get the wife of his close confidant to admit that she and her husband have problems with their memories. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Robert Zapple

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.

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