WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Candidates running for seats in both chambers of Congress met in Wilmington on Tuesday night, just three weeks before primary election day in North Carolina. The Lower Cape Fear
Lowering the national debt, preserving national security, and the role of government were some of the issues on the table as candidates for U.S. House and Senate met in front of a crowd Tuesday night in Wilmington.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Primary candidates running for seats in Raleigh and Washington, DC largely agreed with each other during a candidates' forum Wednesday night at the Senior Resources Center in New
Three sets of candidates brought differing views on issues including school vouchers, same-sex marriage, state film incentives and renourishing beaches along the coast. Republican candidates for the District 9 Senate seat took the stage first, followed by Democratic candidates for District 8 Senate seat and then two men running for the U.S. House District 7 seat.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Candidates running for Sheriff in New Hanover County had differing views on the safety of citizens and schoolchildren as they discussed issues at a forum Thursday night. Republicans
Sheriff Ed McMahon defended his record during candidate forums Thursday night at the Senior Center in New Hanover County. Former Sheriff Sid Causey criticized McMahon during their Democratic forum. Marc Benson and Jason Vaughn, the two GOP candidates, did the same in their forum.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A pressing bond referendum, opportunity scholarships, charter schools and a pay raise for teachers were some of the issues on the table at a forum for Republican candidates running
Teacher pay, tax incentives, charter schools and beach re-nourishment were just some of the issues on the table as Republican candidates for New Hanover County Commissioners and School Board met on stage at the Senior Resources Center.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Rep. Mike McIntyre still has about a year left in Washington, DC. After announcing plans to retire at the end of his ninth term in the House of Representatives, the Democrat from
Rep. Mike McIntyre is now starting to look at the next chapter of his life, after serving in Congress for nearly two decades. In an in-depth interview, the nine-term House member talks about making his decision to retire, whether he will endorse any candidate in the race to claim his seat, and some of his favorite moments with all three Presidents he worked with in Washington, DC.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – The two candidates running for mayor in Carolina Beach both have experience in serving the residents of that oceanside community. Bob Lewis, the incumbent, was elected to his
Bob Lewis and Dan Wilcox are running for mayor in Carolina Beach. Both men have political experience in the community, with Lewis serving as the current mayor and Wilcox formerly serving on town council. During a recent candidates' forum, both men answered questions on issues like Freeman Park, boardwalk development, water quality and developing an emergency evacuation plan.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Six candidates are running for three open seats on Wilmington City Council in 2013. Three of the candidates are incumbents, Kevin O'Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan. The
Six candidates are running for three open seats on Wilmington City Council in 2013. In a forum hosted by WECT and the League of Women Voters, Jon Evans asks the candidates about fighting crime, selling riverfront property for a convention center hotel, consolidating city and county services, and other issues. Click on the story to see raw video from the forum.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – While most lawmakers have left Raleigh since the General Assembly adjourned its session, there are others who have a full-time job in state politics. Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
Dan Forest was a newcomer to politics when he ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2012. He has now finished his first session as President of the state Senate. In this "A Closer Look" interview, Forest recaps the session, commenting on controversial issues such as the tax reform legislation, the $20.6 billion budget, and protests at the General Assembly.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Coming off one of the most successful years in history, North Carolina's film industry has the attention of the rest of the country. The success of projects such as Iron Man 3,
Johnny Griffin, the Director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, talks to WECT's Jon Evans about the notoriety that the local film industry gained through big projects such as Iron Man 3, Safe Haven and Under the Dome.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Ben David has prosecuted murder cases and dealt with violent crime in Wilmington for nearly 15 years, the last nine as District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District. The city's
Ben Davis has been District Attorney for New Hanover and Pender Counties for nearly a decade. He is working alongside local law enforcement to fight violent crime, but he admits some of the state's laws contribute to the "revolving door" in the criminal justice system.
Following the historic political year in 2011, lawmakers will soon be getting back to work in Raleigh. In this week's "A Closer Look", Rep. Carolyn Justice and Rep. Dewey Hill, share their thoughts on the 2012 political landscape in North Carolina.
David Rouzer is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 7th Congressional District. Now serving his second term in the NC Senate, Rouzer believes his past experience in Washington, DC, is a positive in the 2012 election.
CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) – Going from small-town Mayor to state legislator was a bit of an adjustment for Ken Waddell. He and more than 40 other freshmen may have cast their last votes of 2013 this past week,
Ken Waddell left town hall in Chadbourn for the halls of the General Assembly in Raleigh, to represent voters in Columbus and parts of Bladen and Robeson Counties. He talked to WECT's Jon Evans to look back on his first session as a state legislator, during a session he compared to a "roller coaster".