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Archive for April, 2012

Congressional candidates talk jobs and energy independence during debate

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Election season is here and candidates far and wide are doing their best to win votes and unseat incumbents. That includes our seventh congressional seat, where Democrat Mike McIntyre is facing competition from GOP candidates: Ilario Pantano, Randy Crow and Senator David Rouzer.

The three candidates took their seats in front of a packed house at the New Hanover County Courthouse Tuesday night.

They were given 90 seconds to answer questions on several key issues from tax code reformation to job creation.

When asked what’s the one thing Congress can do to create more jobs, Pantano said, “The Paul Ryan budget speaks to lower tax rates at the corporate level. Do you know that right now America has the highest tax rate in the world? We need to bring that down and the Ryan budget does just that.”

Sticking with job creation, Crow said, “We need to reduce the corporate income tax from 25% to 15%.”

“We need to get rid of the rules and regulations that are hindering business and preventing people from starting up new businesses,” Sen. Rouzer said.

The candidates also addressed restoring Medicare and Social Security, energy independence and the role the U.S. should play in combating Iran’s nuclear threat.

A major theme of the night was the candidates’ disapproval of the current presidential administration.

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City picks Kansas firm for baseball project manager

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The city council went against a staff recommendation to hire a firm owned by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to serve as the project’s manager.

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GOP candidates for 7th District square off

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Ilario Pantano, David Rouzer and Randy Crow appeared before a standing-room-only crowd at the Historic New Hanover County Courthouse.

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UPDATE: Pine Valley fire contained

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department says the brush fire at 17th street between Independence Blvd. and George Anderson Dr. is now contained. This does not mean that the fire is extinguished and crews are still concerned about possible hot spots and unburned fuel in the fire area.

Battalion Chief Born advises that there still is smoke in the area and will be for quite some time. The Fire Department will remain on scene throughout the night to monitor the situation and respond as needed.

There was a flare-up is inside the containment area Tuesday afternoon, crews were able to control that.

The Wilmington Fire Department and NC Forestry did a controlled burn around 11:00 a.m. to help cut down fuel to the wildfire in Pine Valley.

We will bring you the latest information on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11:00.

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Oak Island delays budget planning process

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The town of Oak Island will begin its budget planning process on April 26 for its 2012-13 fiscal year, council members say.

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