Two men traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were Iranians who had bought tickets to Europe and were probably not terrorists, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.More >>
More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing on route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged Wednesday they didn't know in which direction the plane and its 239 passengers was heading when it disappeared,...More >>
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The decision by DAK Americas to close its Cape Fear manufacturing facility in Navassa means some 600 workers will lose their jobs. The company plans to shut the plant down by the end of September. The move will hurt the economy of not just Brunswick County, but the entire region, says New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chairman Woody White.
"Brunswick (County) is one of our partners, just like Pender (County)," White said. "We succeed and fail as a region, it's not just Wilmington and New Hanover County, so that hurts. We need to do all we can to keep that from happening to our Corning, or our Castle Branch, or whatever other company it might be, to keep those jobs here and hopefully not have that story repeat itself."
White took over as Chairman of the Board after getting elected in November of 2012. It's his second effort at politics, after serving a short time as a state Senator. He has not had a quiet six months in office so far, having to deal with the concerns about school security, working to pass a budget that did not raise property taxes, and presiding over a rarely-used procedure called "amotion", which resulted in the removal of fellow commissioner Brian Berger from the board.
White doesn't regret running for the office.
"I am making a difference, along with my fellow commissioners, and we are doing good things," White said during an interview in his law office."We're doing what we think are the right things. Are we going to make some mistakes with policy or votes? Probably. We're humans. What you can do is use the information that you have and try to make the best decision at the time."
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:45:32 GMT
HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) – Rep. Chris Millis (R-Pender County) is the only local Republican member of the NC House not to endorse House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenberg) in his bid for U.S. Senate. TillisMore >>
Rep. Chris Millis of Pender County is the only member of the local GOP delegation in the state House not to endorse Rep. Thom Tillis in his campaign for U.S. Senate. Click on the story to see why Millis is not endorsing Tillis or any other candidate in the GOP field.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 8:10 AM EST2014-03-07 13:10:59 GMT
SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP/WECT) - State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, who this week stepped down as minority leader because of illness, has died. He was 67. Senate Democratic Caucus Director Ford Porter said NesbittMore >>
Just days after stepping down as the Senate Minority Leader in the General Assembly, state Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) passed away from stomach cancer.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:03 AM EST2014-03-05 13:03:49 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina state Sen. Martin Nesbitt has stepped down as the Senate's minority leader because of a recent medical diagnosis. Sen. Dan Blue is taking his place. The Senate DemocraticMore >>
State Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) has stepped down from his position of Minority Leader because of a health issue. Sen. Dan Blue (D-Wake) will be filling the role.More >>
Sunday, March 2 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-03-02 15:02:31 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A flurry of final-day filings on Friday added candidates to races for seats in Washington DC, Raleigh and southeastern North Carolina. New Hanover County Commissioner JonathanMore >>
Several last-minute filings set up primary challenges for candidates seeking office in Raleigh and Washington, DC. Nearly all Sheriffs in southeastern North Carolina will also have primary challenges in 2014.More >>
Friday, February 28 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-02-28 05:00:12 GMT
FLORENCE, SC (WECT) – Will Breazeale, the 2008 Republican nominee for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District seat, has decided not to run for the same office in 2014. In a news release sent out lateMore >>
Will Breazeale, who won the GOP nomination in the 7th Congressional District in 2008, has decided not to make another run for the office in 2014.More >>
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