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NC Board of Election website error caused election day mess

videoIt's your voice, your vote, but those votes went a little haywire last night due to a program error in the statewide voting results system.

Three New Hanover County Commission candidates pass threshold, only two advance

Three candidates passed the 20-percent threshold to win the Republican nomination for New Hanover County Commission, but only two can advance.

Man arrested after damaging signs and assaulting county commission candidate Derrick Hickey

videoCampaign sign vandalism turned out for one candidate for New Hanover County Commission this weekend.

12 file to replace Berger, Wolfe on New Hanover Co. Commission

videoThere will be at least two new members of the New Hanover County Commission this fall, and there are plenty of people interested in the jobs. Earlier this year Commissioner Tom Wolfe, a Republican, said he would not run to keep his seat. Libertarian Brian Berger, the other incumbent whose term is up, did not file for reelection.

Three Republicans already in race for New Hanover Co. Commission

videoFiling to run for office this year is still a week away, but three Republicans have already begun their campaigns for New Hanover County Commission. John Dismukes, Chuck Kays and Skip Watkins all have plans to run for two open commission seats.

Former Wilmington Council candidate Watkins running for County Commission

Skip Watkins announced he would seek the office of County Commissioner for New Hanover County. Watkins fell just 470 votes short of being elected to the Wilmington City Council in 2013, his first bid for public office.

It’s the final day of the Cape Fear Fair & Expo

videoIt is coming down to the final hours of the final weekend of the Cape Fear Fair & Expo. While fair fans still have a few hours to enjoy the delicious fried delights, fun rides and games, come tonight at eleven, the fair will close until next year.

Trio of incumbents hold on to Wilmington City Council seats

videoWilmington City Council will look the same for the next two years as it has for the last two years. Incumbents Kevin O'Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan were all close at the top to hold on to their three seats.

Candidate profile: Skip Watkins

video Skip Watkins has become a familiar face in Wilmington helping run the Cape Fear Fair & Expo. Now he wants to serve the community in a different role: City Council.

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CFCC Kicks Off ‘Countdown to College’ Application Nights

In recognition of College Application Week across North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College is launching a series of College Application Nights this week at the College’s Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw and Surf City locations.

Man arrested, charged in downtown Wilmington multi-car pileup

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged Thaddeus Hakeem Boney, 30, of Wilmington in a multi-car crash that happened in downtown Wilmington on October 8.

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams.

Woman facing attempted arson charges in incident at Smithfield Foods in Bladen County

A Lumberton woman is facing several charges stemming from an incident at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel. According to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Latasha Rena Bittle, 26, allegedly threw a plastic jug with accelerants onto a break area canopy on October 12.