Monday, April 14 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:19:35 GMT
Video of a contestant on 'Wheel of Fortune' is quickly going viral - but not because of how impressive his performance was. Julian Batts, a freshman at Indiana University, repeatedly failed to solve puzzlesMore >>
Video of a contestant on 'Wheel of Fortune' is quickly going viral - but not because of how impressive his performance was.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:31:49 GMT
President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. White,More >>
President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:06:18 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 >>
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.More >>
ELON, NC (WECT) – More people trust their local leaders to do what is right compared to state or federal politicians. That's one of the results of a new Elon University Poll released on Wednesday.
About 49% of the responders to the poll said they trust their local government most of the time or just about always when it comes to decisions. That is compared to 26.5% for state elected leaders and 14% for members of the federal government. When it comes to party politics, Democrats in the poll (22%) were more likely to trust the federal government to do what is right, compared to 10% of Independents and 12% of Republicans. Republican responders were more likely to trust the state government (42%), compared to 27% of Independents and 15% of Democrats. African Americans were less likely to trust state and local governments to do what is right than whites.
According to a news release the Elon University Poll surveyed 732 residents of North Carolina between November 15-18.
The survey also dealt with issues surrounding "Sunshine Laws', which mandate certain documents, records, information and meetings available to the public. When asked what information the public should be able to access, the highest response came for government records that identify information and location regarding hazardous chemicals (86%), government officials' expense accounts (84%), a person's criminal records (77%), salaries of public employees (74%) and records of who has applied for gun permits (59%).
Click here to see the summary and results of the poll.
Thursday, April 17 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-04-17 05:09:40 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Primary candidates running for seats in Raleigh and Washington, DC largely agreed with each other during a candidates' forum Wednesday night at the Senior Resources Center in NewMore >>
Three sets of candidates brought differing views on issues including school vouchers, same-sex marriage, state film incentives and renourishing beaches along the coast. Republican candidates for the District 9 Senate seat took the stage first, followed by Democratic candidates for District 8 Senate seat and then two men running for the U.S. House District 7 seat.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:41:25 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Candidates running for seats in both chambers of Congress met in Wilmington on Tuesday night, just three weeks before primary election day in North Carolina. The Lower Cape FearMore >>
Lowering the national debt, preserving national security, and the role of government were some of the issues on the table as candidates for U.S. House and Senate met in front of a crowd Tuesday night in Wilmington.More >>
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 >>
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