In race for the House District 19 seat, Representative Ted Davis, Jr. (R-New Hanover County) and Councilwoman Emilie Swearingen (D- Kure Beach) responded to questions on topics ranging from coastal insurance rates to plans for beach nourishment.
Swearingen said she would continue to fight the proposed rate increase if elected.
Davis said he would recommend reforms to the rate bureau, making sure that the model used to determine rates would use historical data from the state.
Kosikowski also asked the candidates about compensation for victims of the state's eugenics program, which forcibly sterilized thousands of people from 1933 and 1974.
In a new report released Thursday, the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation confirmed an increase in the number of verified victim, bringing the new tally to 186 individuals in 61 counties. 168 of those victims are still alive.
Swearingen said she supports efforts to compensate victims.
Davis wouldn't commit on supporting or opposing compensation.
In the race for the District 20 seat in the house, both Commissioner Rick Catlin (R-New Hanover County) and Tom Gale (D) said they support compensating the victims.
In terms of the film incentive program, Kosikowski asked the candidates if they would support continuing the program, which has been credited for attracting several movies and TV shows to New Hanover County.
Davis and Swearingen, both say they strongly support the incentives.
Gale supports the incentives but Catlin said he has issues with providing tax incentives to an industry in order for that industry to compete in the market.
Part of the 20th district includes Figure Eight Island. On the use of terminal groins at there, Gale is against the plan, saying it will damage the environment and lead to the need for more man-made structures along the coast; Catlin supports it, saying it will protect homes on the island and won't damage the inlet.
Friday, December 6 2013 1:52 PM EST2013-12-06 18:52:58 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A lawsuit filed more than a decade ago against Attorney General Roy Cooper and his campaign for a television commercial aired during his first winning run for the job may finally goMore >>
A lawsuit dating back to 2000 against NC Attorney General Roy Cooper has received a trial date for spring of 2014.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:00 PM EST2013-12-05 21:00:12 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (WECT) – The Senate Majority PAC group has launched a second ad campaign supporting Senator Kay Hagan in her bid for re-election. The 30-second ad on YouTube does not yet appear on theMore >>
The Senate Majority PAC has launched a new ad campaign, supporting Sen. Kay Hagan and criticizing the candidate many consider the front-runner to oppose her bid for re-election in 2014. Click on the link inside this story to see the ad.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:53 PM EST2013-12-04 21:53:34 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A judge has found North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others guilty of second-degree trespassing and violating building rules while protesting in April at the stateMore >>
A judge today found a dozen "Moral Monday" protestors, including the state NAACP President, guilty of trespassing for their demonstration at the General Assembly building in April. More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:03 PM EST2013-12-04 21:03:44 GMT
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. AboutMore >>
More responders to a new Elon University Poll say they trust their local city council or county commissioners to do what is right than elected state or federal leaders. They also want to know the location of hazardous chemicals and expenses of government officials. Click on the link inside this story to see the raw data and summary.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:53 PM EST2013-12-04 00:53:36 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to roll out a North Carolina public school teacher pay proposal early in 2014 but isn't talking specifics as his top education adviser, teachers andMore >>
Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina wants to get seek feedback on plans to address the issue of teacher pay in the state's public schools.More >>
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