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Perdue avoids concrete answers during Wilmington visit

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A rare stop to our corner of North Carolina. Today, Gov. Bev Perdue was in Wilmington. While she was here, we wanted to find out how the governor's working for our part of the state.

The governor was all smiles today as she enjoyed a tour of the UNCW Marine Sciences Center, but she was elusive when it came to answering some big questions.

Perdue had a nice presentation for the Chamber of Commerce, but when we tried to catch up with her, we were herded to an area by the door to ask a few questions.

During her talk, the governor said she would restructure and cut more state jobs while also trying to cut down on the state's unemployment rate.

"You have to trade it out," Perdue said. "North Carolina has a $3.5 billion deficit, and we have to downsize North Carolina."

Perdue told the audience she was going to bring a big employer to the area, but later said she would try to do that for an area where unemployment continues to hover around 10 percent.

Monday's visit was a rare trip to the coast for the governor. It was her first trip to Southeastern North Carolina since spring. So what would it take for her to spend more time here?

"I'd love to," Perdue said. "Just give me a reason."

The governor also promised to help attract film jobs to our area, but pinning her down on specific answers was not to easy.

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PERDUE-SHE EVEN SHAMES CHICKENS

A TRUE "DEMO"
DECEITFUL
EVASIVE
MEAN SPIRITED
OUT OF TOUCH

LIKE OBAMA WE ELECTED THIS LOSER--THEY REPRESENT THE WORST IN US-NOT THE BEST--WHERE IS THIS PHONY ON ISSUES LIKE TITAN-
INTEGRITY IN GOVERNMENT-FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY---DON'T KID YOURSELF SHE IS A MEDIOCRE LEADER WHO LIKE KAY HAGAN IS NOTHING MORE THAN A LEFT WING SELF ENRICHING POLITICO-WHO IS RUINING OUR STATE AND COUNTRY-SOONER WE VOTE THEM OUT BETTER WE WILL ALL BE!!!

She could bring a new

She could bring a new convention center hotel to downtown Wilmington since that seems to be a major problem....

Also, more development downtown would be good for the area.

This is classic. "I'd love

This is classic. "I'd love to spend more time in this part of the state. Just give me a reason." How about we are one of the seven biggest cities in this state and without our support you would have a hard time getting elected. Plus you work for us. Reason enough?

Perdue's comments on Film Jobs

It may well be she doesn't know how we are attracting film/TV production to North Carolina because the NC Film Office does that type of work. But just because she doesn't know exactly what's being done, doesn't mean there aren't alot of hard-working people trying to create those jobs for the state. What are you doing?

Film Jobs

did she not make a big announcement about "The Rock" filming in Wilmington for a few days?

Frankly, when I saw she was in Wilmington, I assumed he was in town and she was there for some photo opportunities.

Did you not pick up her announcement that the "private sector" will have to pick up more of the burden for college funding?

But what did she really accomplish that would justify the expense for she and her security and he entourage to travel to Wilmington?

But she had her trademark "Big Smile"

of course ....shes a

of course ....shes a politician

Gov Perdue

I think the only reason she visited was to lobby for a future position at UNCW. She knows she is toast as the Governor.

Typical Politician

Politicians do not field legitimate questions from reporters in an uncontrolled environment. I did not vote for this CLOWN during her last election bid and will not be supporting her in the future.

Why Ask

Even if she did answer questions do really think they would be truthful. She has not answered questions about her campaign flights. She is a clone of Easley and her and her democrats have ruined this state. If she said the sky was blue I would have to look before I believed a word she said.