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Candidate Interview: Frank Williams

Republican Frank Williams is running for the Brunswick County Commission's 5th District seat, which has been held by long-time Commissioner Bill Sue. Williams was born and raised in Brunswick County and graduated from North Brunswick High School. He has served the Republican Party as a precinct chair and 7th Congressional District Chair. Williams has also been a small business owner for more than 10 years. He says he is ready to make a great county even better.

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Candidate Interview: Don Yousey

Republican Don Yousey is running for the Brunswick County Commission's 5th District seat, which has been held by long-time Commissioner Bill Sue. Yousey was the Brunswick County Health Director for 14 years. He says if elected he will bring the same leadership to the commission that he did to the Health Department. Originally from upstate New York, Yousey spent more than 25 years in the Air Force. He says he decided to run for County Commission because he has some concerns about the way business has been going lately in Brunswick County.

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ONLY ON 3: US House candidates battle over immigration ideals

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video Pantano says Rouzer supports a form of amnesty and has betrayed the conservative cause. Rouzer says he does not support amnesty and calls Pantano a protectionist. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Low early voting turnout costing taxpayers more than $7 per vote

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video It's your voice your vote and in most cases your money. Voting may not only be important to your rights but to your wallet, too. 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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Aide's wife says Edwards knew about money

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The wife of a key former aide to John Edwards says the presidential candidate told her it was legal to deposit money from a wealthy donor in order to take care of Edwards' mistress. Full story...
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Rev. Franklin Graham voices support of Amendment One

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The Rev. Franklin Graham has recorded a message supporting a proposed amendment to North Carolina's constitution that would limit traditional marriage as the only recognized domestic legal union in the state. Full story...
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NC NAACP goes on radio against marriage amendment

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A civil rights organization is using radio to urge North Carolina voters to oppose the proposed marriage amendment in the name of keeping discrimination out of the state constitution. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Tammy Covil

Tammy Covil is a parent. She runs a small business with her husband. Her four children are currently in the New Hanover County School system. Covil says she has a vested interest in insuring the students are educated and prepared for the real world.

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Candidate Interview: Elizabeth Redenbaugh

Candidate and current member of the New Hanover County School
Board, Elizabeth Redenbaugh, discusses the biggest challenges facing the
school district and how her recent move between political parties may
affect her run for re-election.

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As election day approaches, both sides debate marriage amendment

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video The most heated race this primary season may not be among any candidates at all, but between two ideals, on the subject of same sex marriage. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Tim Thomas

Republican Tim Thomas is running for North Carolina State House District 16. Self-employed for years, Thomas also has a military background. He served in the Navy. Thomas runs with the slogan, "Putting North Carolina back to work." He says job creation is his top priority after learning about Caterpillar and Continental Tire moving their manufacturing facilities to other states. Thomas has never held political office before, but says his volunteerism in Pender County makes him an excellent candidate.

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Candidate Interview: Jeff Howell

Republican Jeff Howell isn't shy about having little experience in the political arena; however, he says his military career coupled with owning a business is experience enough to work for the people. Throughout the years he's lived in Pender County, Howell has met residents, listened to their concerns and volunteered his time at schools and with community programs.

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Candidate Interview: Chris Millis

Chris Millis is a conservative candidate for North Carolina House District 16. Calling himself a "warrior of the conservative cause," Millis is calling for education reform and a lower tax burden for citizens. Millis grew up in Pender County, graduated from North Carolina State University, then returned to Hampstead to begin a career as a Civil Engineer. He says his professional background and personal life make him an ideal candidate to work for the people. Chris and his wife, Tonya, have a son Luke, and are eager for the arrival of a baby girl this summer.

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Pat McCrory raises $1.7M for gubernatorial campaign

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The campaign for presumptive Republican nominee for North Carolina governor Pat McCrory is picking up the pace with fundraising. Full story...
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