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2019 Elections

2019 Elections


Click here for voting information on polling places, voter registration, and more.

To meet the people who want to represent you, click on the “live” links below for one-on-one interviews with candidates and our HQR news staff. Posted interviews are longer versions--averaging 10 minutes--of our on-air election coverage.  New interviews are posted weekly and all candidate interviews will be posted by October 22nd. 

For CoastLIne interviews, click on “live” links below, subscribe to our CoastLine podcast on iTunes, or Search WHQR-FM: CoastLine to hear our most recent shows.

Altogether, our continuing coverage will include almost 60 interviews and over 10 hours of conversation.

HQR News 91.3 FM...For complete Election 2019 News and Coverage.

Municipal Election Results:

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo Holds Onto Seat by 4 Points Against Devon Scott Challenge

LeAnn Pierce Makes History In Carolina Beach Mayor Race

Veronica Carter Scores Most Votes In Leland Town Council Race

Newcomer Kevin Spears Wins Wilmington City Council Seat

Brunswick County 2019 Municipal Election Results Include Incumbent Upsets

Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman Trounces Challenger

Wrightsville Beach Sees Mayor Pro Tem Nab Mayoral Seat; No Contests in Kure Beach

Reverse Osmosis Plan Supporters Win Majority On H2GO Board

2019 Pender County Election Results

Municipal Election Day Turnout Appears Strong, Despite Rainy Afternoon

One-on-one Candidate Interviews:

Wilmington City Council (3 open seats)

Town of Carolina Beach Council (2 open seats)

Town of Leland Council (2 open seats)

Town of Surf City Mayor

Town of Surf City Council (3 open seats)

Town of Wrightsville Beach - Mayor

Town of Oak Island Council (3 open seats)

City of Southport Board of Alderman Ward 1 (1 open seat)

  • Tom Lombardi
  • David Miller
  • Robert Tucker, not actively pursuing candidacy
City of Southport Board of Alderman Ward 2 (2 open seats)

CoastLine Coverage:

City of Wilmington - Mayor 

Town of Carolina Beach - Mayor

Town of Leland - Mayor

  • Brenda Bozeman
  • Shirley A. Lawler, After filing to run for Mayor, she initially told us she’d participate in the CoastLine Candidate Interviews.  But multiple attempts by WHQR to confirm her interview have gone unanswered.
Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO Commissioner (2 open seats)

City of Southport - Mayor

Other Election Coverage:

New Hanover County Early Voting Numbers Up 51% from 2017

CoastLine Elections 2019: Reporter Round Table with Port City Daily

NC 9th District Race Highlights Challenges for Republicans In 2020

*Editor's Note: We have invited all candidates to attend the CoastLine Candidate and reporter interviews. Any additional inquiries of Election 2019 can be sent to rkeith@whqr.org.