Consider This: Local Election Issues

Next week's local elections provide an excellent opportunity for you to have a voice in issues that could affect the look of your community for years to come. In two of the beach towns, the incumbent Mayors are seeking re-election, but in Wrightsville Beach a new Mayor will be chosen, as long-time town leader Avery Roberts has decided not to seek re-election.

But it's issues that will drive people to the polls: building height limits in Kure Beach, where some people fear that taller buildings could eventually make that community resemble Myrtle Beach; there’s a similar issue in Carolina Beach; and in Wrightsville Beach some people are pushing for more residential areas and less commercial development. In Bladen County , voters will decide whether or not beer can be sold in the Town of White Lake .

We encourage you to vote next week. Whatever side you’re on, these are issues that will affect your towns for years to come. If you don’t, you’ll have no reason to complain about the outcome.

That's what we think, tell us what you think.