Filing wraps up with full slates of candidates; Mayor Saffo unopposed

The slate is set, and for Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo it’s an unopposed race as a two-week filing period drew him no challengers. The 2013 municipal elections will take place Nov. 5 with ballots to bear the names of more than 140 candidates who filed before noon Friday, when the hat closed. While Saffo runs […]


No. 19 top story of 2012: Rouzer will let close-call vote go to canvass

Editor’s note: As we approach 2013, we’re taking a look back at our top stories of 2012. From Friday, Dec. 28, through New Year’s Day, we will publish the top 20 stories since Port City Daily’s launch in September. Port City Daily’s top stories were determined by readership. The story below was first published Nov. […]


McIntyre announces victory following districtwide recount

Since Election Day—when he enjoyed a narrow, 400-plus point lead—longtime U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, has maintained he was headed back to Washington, D.C., to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. On Wednesday night, following a three-day recount in the 12 counties that make up the 7th District, McIntyre affirmed his re-election over […]


Recount under way in 7th Congressional District race

The recount in the race for the 7th Congressional District is under way. Officials with several of the 12 boards of elections that make up the 7th Congressional District have begun the recount process in the race between incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre and his Republican challenger State Sen. David Rouzer. McIntyre had a […]


Rouzer calls for recount in 7th District race against McIntyre

State Sen. David Rouzer has called for a recount in the 7th District race against longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre. Following Friday’s districtwide canvass, McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, had a 655-vote lead over Rouzer, a Johnston County Republican. Rouzer was within the one-percent margin required in North Carolina to request a recount. Of the […]


Canvass widens McIntyre’s lead; Rouzer has until Tuesday to request a recount

The districtwide elections canvass was completed Friday, and longtime U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre is one step closer to returning to Washington, D.C., for the 113th session of Congress in January. McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, enjoyed a narrow, 400-plus-vote lead on Election Day over his Republican challenger state Sen. David Rouzer, but Friday’s canvass increased his […]


No change following Brunswick County canvass

No Brunswick County contests were changed as a result of Friday’s canvass. Brunswick County Deputy Elections Director Sara Knotts said elections officials approved 165 provisional ballots and portions of 10 provisionals of the 479 total provisional ballots received. Another 314 provisional ballots were tossed, Knotts said. Friday’s canvass took elections officials about four hours, she […]


Little change in vote totals in New Hanover County canvass

Official results from Friday’s canvass at the New Hanover County elections office saw no major changes in votes that were counted. All eyes were on the District 7 Congressional race, which saw incumbent Mike McIntyre officially receive 40,097 votes in New Hanover County—two less votes than what had been counted before. Challenger David Rouzer received […]


Variety of reasons to invalidate provisional ballots

The slow but steady review of provisional ballots at the New Hanover County Board of Elections office Thursday surfaced a variety of reasons why some may fail to pass muster. Some ballots denied in the process came from voters who, the board determined, had lived outside of New Hanover County for more than 30 days, […]


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