2020 Primaries

The map for North Carolina House District 19 was redrawn for this year. District 19 moves from northern New Hanover County to southern New Hanover County and gains most of southeastern Brunswick County. Two Republicans and two Democrats faced off, to see who will be in the November race.

There were 15 candidates for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in Tuesday’s primary. Six Democrats and nine Republicans. Three winners from each party made the ballot for November. Meanwhile four Republicans battled it out for the county’s Board of Education. 

North Carolina House Districts have new maps this year. That means Representative Ted Davis, Jr., a Republican from New Hanover County who has represented House District 19 since 2012, competed in the newly created House District 20. The new District 20 covers the northeastern tip of New Hanover County. This this race wasn’t close.

Primary election day is Tuesday, March 3rd with candidates on the ballot for federal, state, district, and county offices. With one-stop voting now complete, WHQR reports this year the number of early voters in New Hanover County was up twenty four percent from 2016—the most recent presidential primary election year.

In the race for the New Hanover County Commission, John Lyons, Ricky Meeks and Harry Knight are three of the nine Republicans in the running. The top three vote getters in the primary will move on to the November Election.   

There are nine Republican candidates vying to be a New Hanover County Commissioner. The top three vote getters in the primary will move on to the November Election. 

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Early voting is underway for primary elections in the Cape Fear Region – and finishes on Feb. 29th. Voting day is March 3rd. So what are this year's major contested races? WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn talks with Port City Daily’s Ben Schachtman.

David Robinson and Catherine Cooke are facing off in the Republican primary for the District Two seat on the Brunswick County Board of Education. Cooke is an incumbent, while Robinson is a veteran of the Holden Beach Fire Department and rescue squad. 

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Early voting for the 2020 Primary Elections in North Carolina begins Thursday, February 13. So what do voters need to know before heading to the polls?

For the newly re-drawn 19th District seat in North Carolina’s House of Representatives, David Perry and Charlie Miller are running in the Republican primary. WHQR has this preview of the race.

There are three Democrats trying to secure the nomination to challenge incumbent David Rouzer for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District.  WHQR looks at what these three candidates are hoping to accomplish.