Trump confidant Kellyanne Conway to speak at North Carolina GOP convention in Wilmington

Kellyanne Conway, advisor to President Donald Trump, will speak in Wilmington on June 3.

WILMINGTON — Presidential Adviser Kellyanne Conway will be in Wilmington on June 3 as the keynote speaker in the state Republican Party’s convention. The announcement was made by NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes on Tuesday. NCGOP announces KELLYANNE CONWAY as Convention Speaker — NCGOP 7th District (@NCGOP7) April 4, 2017 “I am absolutely delighted that […]

‘Front row seat to history’ – Wilmington residents describe the inauguration

"The news media only likes the negative when it comes to Trump. But I was there in-person and there's a lot more positive then you would think, from all walks of life."


WASHINGTON – Donald John Trump became the 45th president at 12 seconds after noon on Friday, Jan. 20, as he repeated “So help me God” after Chief Justice John Roberts. Despite outbreaks of violence outside the barricades of the National Mall, the ceremony proceeded as planned. A small percentage of protesters did command more media attention […]

What the Republican’s Board of Elections restructuring, now headed for a court challenge, means for New Hanover County

The New Hanover County Board of Elections: Jamie Getty (R), Jonathan Washburn (R), Tom Pollard (D) and Derek Bowens, director.

  In the last days of 2016, the Republican supermajority held several special sessions, pushing last-minute bills through to then-Governor Pat McCrory’s desk. This legislation, which sparked a public outcry from Democrats, included House Bill 17, which decreased the power of the office of the Governor, Senate Bill 4 (SB4), which overhauled the state election […]

New Hanover Board of Elections brings closure to contentious 2016 election


WILMINGTON – The New Hanover County Board of Elections met today to issue certificates for all county races, bringing closure to the contentious 2016 elections. Elections results were challenged numerous times, both by recount requests from candidates Derrick Hickey and Julia Boseman, and protests by Densay Sengsoulavong and John Christian Anderson. Anderson appealed his protest […]

New Hanover County election still hinges on Anderson protest

WILMINGTON – The New Hanover County Board of Elections will hold a meeting next week to determine whether they can finally issue certificates and allow elected county officials be sworn in and take office. The process has been delayed by both recount requests and election protests, most notably one filed by John Christian Anderson last week. […]

New Hanover County Board of Elections certifies election, then reverses decision


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Members of the New Hanover County Board of Elections on Thursday held fast to their opinions that an election protest filed by resident John Christian Anderson was “frivolous” and meant to “delay the democratic process,” but they ultimately backed off a split vote earlier in the day to accept vote totals […]

County Board of Elections risks violating state law to send message to ‘frivolous’ protestor


UPDATE: The New Hanover Board of County Commissioners rescinded this vote just after 3:30 p.m. in an emergency meeting. The stated reason was that the acting Counsel for the State Board of Elections said the decision was in violation of state statutes. WILMINGTON — Accusations of conspiracy and voter fraud was at the heart of […]

New Hanover Board of Commissioners recount is called off, for now

The New Hanover County Government Center is a one-stop absentee voting location. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Tuesday’s recount for the New Hanover Board of County Commissioners race will be delayed, possibly until later this week. On Monday night, Elections Director Derek Bowens emailed the media saying the local recount was being canceled under the guidance of the North Carolina Board of Elections. The state board held an emergency […]

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