Thursday, July 24 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:36:56 GMT
A North Carolina teenager and her six-month-old daughter are missing and deputies believe they may be in Myrtle Beach with the baby's father. According to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-oldMore >>
19-year-old Kaitlyn Nicole Williams was last seen on Friday night by her mother. When she left, she was supposed to be going to a friend's house to head to the beach.More >>
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Several candidates didn't waste any time filing for the upcoming 2013 municipal elections.
Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo was among one of the first to file, hoping to keep his current position in local government. He said there are a lot of projects in the city he would like to see finished.
Saffo has been under pressure from his party to seek a state elected position, but the Wilmington mayor said he makes his decisions based on what he can accomplish for the citizens and who he can work with.
Saffo said right now he has a good working relationship with council members in Wilmington and commissioners in New Hanover County.
Carolina Beach Bob Lewis also filed Friday, hoping to be elected to keep his position in Pleasure Island. Town council appointed Lewis as mayor after Ray Rothrock resigned from the position last November.
Lewis added that he too would like to complete a couple more projects before ending his time in public service.
Skip Watkins, who oversees the Cape Fear Fair and Expo, will try his hand in politics. He filed for a seat on Wilmington's City Council Friday as well.
Don't forget you can keep up with all things politics on the WECT Politics page. On the page, you can find links to all the municipal election candidate filings for each county.
Friday, July 25 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:47:36 GMT
A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor. The House approved a compromise version of the bill on a 62-36 vote Friday following a unanimousMore >>
A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:15:35 GMT
The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. Senators approved the measure, 28-17, on Thursday. It would createMore >>
State lawmakers in the Senate on Thursday passed a bill to partially privatize Medicaid by changing how the program is administrated and financed.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:32:17 GMT
A new poll of North Carolina's highly-watched Senate race shows incumbent Kay Hagan's lead widening over Thom Tillis with less than four months left before Election Day. Public Policy Polling surveyedMore >>
Incumbent Kay Hagan has stretched her lead slightly over Thom Tillis in the highly-watched race for one of North Carolina's seats in the U.S. Senate. Hagan's lead is now seven points over Tillis with less than four months to go before Election Day. To see the specifics of the poll, click on the link inside this story.More >>
Thursday, July 17 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:27:48 GMT
Republican David Rouzer has a cash advantage over the two other candidates running to replace Mike McIntyre as the Representative for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District. Rouzer, Democrat JonathanMore >>
Former state Senator David Rouzer has a wide advantage over the other two candidates in the race for the 7th Congressional District race in North Carolina. More >>
Wednesday, June 18 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-06-18 11:42:30 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WECT) - A committee of the North Carolina Senate advanced a bill aimed at stopping groundwater pollution leaching from Duke Energy's coal pits in the state, despite concerns raised byMore >>
A state Senate committee on Tuesday gave approval to a coal ash bill mandating clean up deadlines for Duke Energy's coal ash ponds across North Carolina. Click the link inside the story to read the text of the bill.More >>
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