We cover all the pertinent local stories that affect your freedom! Covering Wilmington, New Hanover County, and Southeasterm North Carolina.
Out of Touch Wilmington City Council Approves $70 Million Financing for Purchase of Thermo Fisher Campus
Wilmington - The Wilmington City Council approved $70 million in financing on Tuesday night (4/18/2023) to purchase the downtown Thermo Fisher campus. The agreement would impose a 1.5 cent per dollar increase on the local sales tax to complete the building puirchase. The vote was unanimous, with Republicans Luke Waddell, Charlie Rivenbark, and Neil Anderson all voting for the building fiancaing and the sales tax increase.
Newly elected New Hanover County Board of Education members hopeful for positive change in the near future
Along with our endorsed candidate, Melissa Mason, all of the Republican candidates won a spot of the New Hanover County Board of Education. The New Hanover RLC congratulates all the winning candidates, while being particularly thrilled with the results for Melissa.
Incumbent McMahon voted to fourth full term as New Hanover Sheriff
Unfortunately, Matt Rhodes, the New Hanover RLC's endorsed candidate for Sheriff, came up short in his election race. We appreciate Matt's hard work on the campaign trail and his dedication to the Constitution and our liberties.
Do your Homework! Your Educated Primary Vote Matters!!
Primary elections help us weed out the "snakes" in our party that don't govern by traditional Republican values. Take the time to educate yourself about the local candidates before you vote by reviewing their responses to our comprehensive candidate surveys.
Official New Hanover RLC Endorsements Announced
The New Hanover County Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce its official slate of endorsed 2022 candidates for local office - Melissa Mason & Harry Knight. Find out how you can help them and the cause of liberty win!
Three School Board Candidates Recommended by New Hanover RLC Endorsement Committee
After a careful review of the candidate surveys, the New Hanover RLC Endorsement Committee will recommend that the membership vote to endorse and aid the campaigns of Chris Sutton, Melissa Mason, and Pat Bradford.
Case Documents - David Perry v. New Hanover County Board of Education, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
Some folks might be interested in conducting an in-depth review of David Perry's mask mandate lawsuit against the New Hanover County School Board & Sheriff's Office. This article lists all the filings and orders issued in the case so far.
New Hanover RLC 2022 Candidate Endorsement Process Underway
The New Hanover RLC has decided to get heavily involved in the local 2022 Republican primaries for: Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, and Sheriff. Candidate surveys have been approved and an Endorsement Committee has been formed. Details on the candidate vetting process and how you can help are explained in this article.
Health board vote ends in tie, masks remain optional
The latest hearing on the question of a New Hanover County mask mandate ended in a stalemate of sorts Tuesday morning. The 5-to-5 split vote will keep masks optional across the county.
NHC leaders sent more than 30,000 emails in three months. Nearly a third were kept out of the public sphere.
New Hanover County officials have classified nearly a third of emails sent in the last 3 months as being 'confidential' and refuses to release even redacted versions of these documents...
New Hanover County Schools Board reinstates mask mandate
The New Hanover County School Board has voted to reinstate a mask mandate in schools, effective Thursday. The mandate applies inside all school buildings with the exception of active athletic participation.
Man sues New Hanover's school board over mask mandate. Who is he, why is he taking legal action?
David Perry said he always complied with wearing masks in public after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and got his vaccine soon after becoming eligible in May. Now, he’s suing the New Hanover County Board of Education for continuing to require masks and refusing to allow patrons to enter without a face covering.
Critical Motion Hearing & Rally for School Board Lawsuit Scheduled for Election Day
A critical motion hearing in the case of David A. Perry vs the New Hanover County School Board, et al, will occur at the New Hanover County Superior Court on November 2, 2021. We are asking everyone who stands for mask freedom to join us from 9am - 11am to peacefully protest and/or observe the hearing.
Mask Mandate Lawsuit Filed Against New Hanover County School Board and Sheriff
Lawsuit alleges that policy of excluding the maskless public from school board meetings violate the NC Open Meetings Act, and our petition and assembly rights that are protected by the NC and US constitutions.
Protesters advocate for choice as mask mandate goes into effect in New Hanover Co.
The New Hanover RLC is a movement and practices public outreach and activism. We sponsored a Mask Mandate Protest & Rally on Friday, August 20, 2021 and it was a great success. Dozens turned out. Read more about it from the WWAY report.
3 Local State Legislators Key to the Future of NC Short Term Rentals
HB 829 could save the rights of property owners to utilize their properties as short term rentals. Ted Davis (R)(HD 20) and Charlie Miller (R)(HD19) have already opposed the bill, and Bill Rabon (R)(SD8) could kill the bill in the NC Senate committee that he chairs. We explore the issues, and what might be driving opposition to the bill.
New Hanover County Commissioners approve $457 million budget
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to raise property taxes in the county. While some of the new revenue is budgeted for teacher pay increases, they also gave themselves a raise. Republican Bill Rivenbark sided with Democrats Julia Olson-Boseman and Jonathan Barfield to pass the measure.
Anti-vaping social media campaign involved geofencing beach bars, hotels and more
New Hanover County seems to have no qualms about spying on you in order to influence your personal decision on whether to smoke or vape. The surveillance state is alive and well in Wilmington, NC.
A Memorial Day Message From Our Chairman
Ask any American and they will tell you that they support liberty and freedom. But do they really? Sadly, due to our collective complacency and our slow, but steady indoctrination by of the forces of big government, the words 'liberty' and 'freedom' have little meaning beyond being patriotic slogans.