Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:51:11 GMT
A dog that was rescued from euthanization two weeks was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by a Sheriff's Deputy after the dog attacked three people, including its owner and the officer. It wasn't the firstMore >>
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Rep. Mike McIntyre's campaign released a list of mayors in eastern North Carolina who support his campaign for re-election. According to an email, McIntyre's campaign says 75% of the mayors in the 7th District are publicly supporting the Congressman.
WECT has found one mistake in the original list. Mayor Harry Simmons of Caswell Beach is listed as a Republican. Simmons told us this afternoon he is a registered Democrat. A McIntyre campaign spokesman says that they have corrected what they called a "typo".
The email also says the list, which is seen below, excludes mayors in Johnston and Sampson counties. Those endorsements will be announced at a news conference on Wednesday.
Mayors Endorsing Mike McIntyre 10/08/2012
Bladenboro—Livingstone Lewis (D) Clarkton—Arthur Whedbee (R) Dublin—Horace Wyatt (R) East Arcadia—Willie A. Dixon (D) Elizabethtown—Sylvia Campbell (D) Tarheel—Ray Dew (D) Whitelake—Goldston Womble (D)
Bald Head Island—Andy Sayre (U) Bolivia—Dewey Smith (D) Calabash—Mary Knight (D) Carolina Shores—Walter Goodenough (R) Caswell Beach—Harry Simmons (D) (*corrected from original list) Holden Beach—Alan Holden (D) Leland—Brenda Bozeman (U) Navassa—Eulis Willis (D) Northwest—James A. Knox (D) Ocean Isle Beach—Debbie Smith (U) Shallotte—Sara MCullough (D) Southport—Robert Howard (D) Varnamtown—Judy Galloway (D)
Brunswick—Nancy Hill (D) Boardman—Randy Paul Williamson (D) Bolton—Frank Wilson (D) Cerro Gordo—David White (D) Chadbourn—Ken Waddell (D) Fair Bluff—Randy Britt (D) Lake Waccamaw—Ivan Wilson (D) Sandyfield—Gary Keaton (D) Tabor City—Royce Harper (D) Whiteville—Terry Mann (D)
Stedman—Billy Horne (D)
Beaulaville—Kenneth Smith (D) Calypso—JoAnn Wilson (D) Faison—Elmer Flake (D) Kenansville—Betty Long (D) Magnolia--Gwendolyn Vann (D) Rose Hill—Clarence Brown St. (D) Teachey—Lois McCartney (R) Wallace—Charles Farrior (D) Warsaw—Winford Batten (D)
Raeford—John K. McNeil (D)
La Grange—Mayor Woodard Gurley (D) Pink Hill—Carol Sykes (D)
Topsail Beach—Howard Braxton (D) Surf City—Zander Guy (D)
Lumber Bridge—William Skip Davis (D) Maxton—Sallie McLean (D) Parkton—Larry Hagin (D) Red Springs—John M. McNeil (D) St. Pauls—Gordon Westbrook (D)
McIntyre is running against state Senator David Rouzer in his bid for a ninth term in Congress.
Rouzer's campaign issued a statement this afternoon in response to Mcintyre's claim. "David has the endorsement of all the NC Senators who represent counties in the 7th District, as well as endorsements from Mrs. Dorothy Helms and former Senators Elizabeth Dole and Lauch Faircloth," Jessica Wood, a spokesperson for the Rouzer campaign said in an email. "Voters in the 7th District will ultimately decide which candidate is better prepared to represent them in Congress, and we believe this November voters will reject Congressman McIntyre and his 16 years of ineffective leadership in Washington and elect David Rouzer to represent them instead."
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Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:40:32 GMT
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Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:06:17 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Seventh Congressional GOP candidates David Rouzer and Woody White are trumpeting their fundraising efforts as their primary campaigns head toward the May 6 primary election. Rouzer,More >>
Seventh Congressional GOP candidates David Rouzer and Woody White are trumpeting their fundraising efforts as their primary campaigns head toward the May 6 primary election.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:43:05 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A legislative task force has made some recommendations to the entire General Assembly for overhauling teacher compensation in North Carolina. But several educators on the panel areMore >>
Members of a legislative task force on Monday made recommendations about raising pay for North Carolina's public school teachers. But, several educators on the panel are not happy about what was said.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:20:06 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Taylor Griffin once worked with some of the most powerful people in Washington, DC. Now the former Bush and Helms staffer wants to go back to the nation's capitol, as a memberMore >>
Taylor Griffin has worked in the political world for years. Now he is making his first try at winning an elected office for himself, running as a candidate in the Third Congressional District and challenging Rep. Walter B. Jones. More >>
Saturday, April 12 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-12 17:11:13 GMT
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A preliminary review from analysts at the N.C. General Assembly claims a film-industry sponsored report released last week incorrectly concluded that the state's film incentives createMore >>
A preliminary review from analysts at the N.C. General Assembly claims a film-industry sponsored report released last week incorrectly concluded that the state's film incentives create positive returns.More >>
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