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Archive for February, 2012

Report proposes private-public partnership for state-owned attractions

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The state would save money if officials adopted a partnership, according to a government oversight report.

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VOTE 2012: Candidate filings

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012


President of the United States

Bill Faison (D)

Lieutenant Governor
Linda D. Coleman (D)
Dale Folwell (R)

Attorney General

Beth A. Wood (D)*

Commissioner of Insurance
Wayne Goodwin (D)*
Mike Causey (R)

Commissioner of Labor
Marlowe Foster (D)
John C. Brooks (D)
Cherie Berry (R)*

Secretary of State
Kenn Gardner (R)

Superintendent of Public Instruction
June Atkinson (D)*

Janey Cowell (D)*

US House of Representatives
Distrct 3
Walter B. Jones (R)*

District 7

NC Senate
District 8 (Bladen, Brunswick, Pender)

District 9 (New Hanover)

District 13 (Columbus, Robeson)
Michael Walters (D)

NC House
District 16 (Pender, Onslow)
Jeff Howell (R)

District 17 (Brunswick)
Frank Iler (R)*

District 18 (Brunswick, New Hanover)
James A. Knox (D)

District 19 (New Hanover)

District 20 (New Hanover)
Rick Catlin (R)

District 22 (Bladen, Sampson, Johnston)
William Brisson (D)*

District 46 (Columbus, Bladen, Robeson)
Al Leonard Jr. (D)
Ken Waddell (D)

District Court Judge District 5 (Criner Seat)(New Hanover, Pender)
Sandra Ray Criner*

District Court Judge District 5 (Davis Seat)(New Hanover, Pender)
Richard Russell Davis*

District Court Judge District 5 (Robinson Seat)(New Hanover, Pender)
Robin Wicks Robinson*

District Court Judge (District 13) (Barefoot Seat) (Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus)
Catherine Howlett Radford

District Court Judge (District 13) (Jolly Seat) (Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus)
Wille Fred Gore
Jerry Arnold Jolly*

District Court Judge (District 13) (Ussery Seat) (Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus)
Scott L. Ussery*

Bladen County

Brunswick County
County Commission District 3
Joe Agovino (R)
Jwantana Frink (R)

County Commission District 4
Scott Phillips (R)*

County Commission District 5
Frank Williams (R)
Don Yousey (R)

Board of Education District 1
Ray Gilbert (D)

Board of Education District 2

Board of Education District 4
Tom Simmons (D)

Greg White (D)*

Soil and Water District Supervisor (1 Seat) Note: filing for Soil and Water is June 11-July 6

Columbus County
County Commission District 2
James E. Prevatte (D)*

County Commission District 3
Giles E. (Buddy) Byrd (D)*

County Commission District 4
P. Edwin Russ (D)*

County Commission – District 5
Trent Burroughs (D)

Register of Deeds
Kandance H. Whitehead (D)

New Hanover County
County Commission
Derrick G. Hickey (R)
Claud "Buck" O’Shields (R)

Register of Deeds
Jennifer Hardison MacNeish (D)

Board of Education
Karen Clay Beatty (D)
Jeannette S. Nichols (R)*

Pender County
County Commission District 4

County Commission District 5

Register of Deeds
Faye Teachey Prevatte (R)

School Board District 3
Karen L. Rouse

School Board District 5
Karen S. Gonzales

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Back Then – Expansion plans made for Shipyard Blvd. in 1942

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Looking back in the StarNews archives.

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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School Board member files for county commission

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commission.

Dr. Derrick Hickey filed his declaration of candidacy for New Hanover County Commission on Monday.

In a press release, Hickey said his campaign will focus on fiscal responsibility, fostering economic growth in the county and promoting education for the children of New Hanover County.

Hickey currently serves on the New Hanover County School Board. He was elected to that position in 2010.

Hickey is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery, microsurgery, and arthroscopy.

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Shooting in Wilmington sends two to hospital

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are looking into a shooting late last night that sent two people to the hospital.

Investigators say the first shot was fired at 10:52 p.m. Monday near 600 Emory Street. At about the same time, police received word that a second victim was on the way to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Officers found a man shot in the back on the corner of North 30th Street and Emory Street. The second victim arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds to his right side.

Both victims are alert. The investigation continues.

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