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Archive for November, 2009

Voters pick new mayor, new aldermen in Wrightsville Beach

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonStarNews Correspondent

A tide of change swept through Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday as voters elected a new mayor and two new members of the Board of Aldermen.

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Lambeth claims Carolina Beach mayor as Pleasure Island voters select new faces

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Amanda Hutcheson and Gareth McGrathCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Elections on Pleasure Island on Tuesday produced plenty of change as voters elected a new mayor and two new councilmen in Kure Beach and two new councilmen in Carolina Beach.In Kure Beach, Dean Lambeth narrowly defeated Jim Vatrt for mayor.

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Saffo holds Wilmington mayor’s office, Council gets two new faces

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009



Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo won reelection easily Tuesday with a 22-percentage point win over challenger Paul Knight. Saffo will have two new members of City Council around him when the new term starts in January. Charlie Rivenbark, who served on Council back in the 1990s, garnered the most votes in the 11-candidate field. Inbumbent Earl Sheridan was second, and newcomer Kevin O’Grady finished, beating out incumbent Margaret Haynes by 88 votes. The other incumbent in the race Jim Quinn finished seventh.

Haynes and Quinn were far from the only incumbents to lose Tuesday. Oak Island Mayor Johnie Vereen lost to challenger Betty Wallace. Just across the Intracoastal Waterway, Southport Mayor Sandy Spencer lost to Robert Howard by nearly 30 percentage points. And David Cignotti is the new mayor in Wrightsville Beach after beating out office holder Stephen Whalen.

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It was a tough night for incumbent mayors in Oak Island, Southport and Wrightsville Beach. Meanwhile, Bill Saffo held on to the mayor’s office in Wilmington.

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Leland, Navassa keep mayors, Belville votes in a new one

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Ana Ribeiro and Ken LittleCitydesk@starnewsonline.com

North BRUNSWICK2 mayors keep their seats, 1 losesOn Tuesday, voters in Leland and Navassa chose to keep power in the hands of the incumbent mayors, while in Belville, the mayor lost to a fellow board member. Leland

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Pender break-in suspect turns self in after seeing artist’s sketch

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Hampstead | A man has turned himself in to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office after seeing a sketch that resembled himself on a wanted poster.Officials with the sheriff’s office said they would have further details about the person on Wednesday.

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