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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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Evangelist Billy Graham backs marriage amendment

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The Rev. Billy Graham is urging North Carolina voters to support a proposed amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Derrick Hickey

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.

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VOTE 2012: Meet the New Hanover County Commission Republican candidates

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video 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...
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Candidate Interview: Beth Dawson

Beth Dawson says it's time for some equality on the New Hanover County Commission. Dawson says her business experience along with her dedication to the community make her the perfect choice for commissioner

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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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