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Republican Slate 2016

Posted on Oct 13, 2016

The New Hanover County Republican Party proudly supports the following candidates marked in red for their respective offices in the 2016 General Election.

To download a .pdf version of the sample ballot, please click the links below:

New Hanover County Republican Party Sample Ballot 2016 Front

New Hanover County Republican Party Sample Ballot 2016 Back


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Kent Harrell Endorsed by NHC GOP

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

Kent Harrell Endorsed by Pender and New Hanover GOP


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October 6, 2016

Kent Harrell endorsed by Pender and New Hanover GOP.

Wilmington, NC – On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Members of the Executive Committees of the Pender and New Hanover County Republican Parties for Judicial District 5B voted to endorse Kent Harrell in the judicial race for Superior Court Judge District 5B.

District 5B includes most of Pender County and a northern section of New Hanover County. The vacancy followed the announced retirement of long-serving Superior Court Judge W. Allen Cobb, Jr. in the summer of 2016 after serving over 25 years on the bench.

Harrell’s campaign website states “I have devoted my life to service to this community and believe that serving as the Superior Court Judge for this district is an opportunity to use my abilities and gifts to continue to serve in a role that will impact lives for many years to come.”

Kent Harrell is an attorney in private practice with twenty years of experience in criminal and civil litigation. Harrell was recognized in 2014 as a Leader in the Law for the State of North Carolina by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, a statewide legal publication, and was also recognized in 2013 as the Pender County Volunteer Citizen of the Year.   

Mr. Harrell serves on the Executive Board for the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America, is District Chairman for Pender and northern New Hanover County, has been recognized as Cub Scout Leader of the Year and serves on the Troop Committee for Troop 242 in Burgaw. He has also served on the board of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council in Pender County for over ten years and is actively involved in the Teen Court program.  

Mr. Harrell chairs the scholarship committee for the Burgaw Rotary Club and serves as the club’s liaison for the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference for high school juniors. He serves on the Parent Advisory Council and the Athletic Booster Club board for Heide Trask High School, and has been a coach and sponsor of youth sports programs in the community for many years.  Kent and his wife Mandy, a school counselor in the Pender County School System have been married for 21 years and they have two children, ages 16 and 14.


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GOP HQ Grand Opening!!!

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

Save the Date! Thursday, September 22 @ 6:00PM

GOP Headquarters Grand Opening

3825 Market St. Suite B
Wilmington, NC 28403

Come join us, volunteers, candidates, elected officials, and special guest


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Holly Grange to be Sworn-in as New House Member

Posted on Aug 31, 2016


Holly Grange for NC House910.294-0301
August 31,

Holly Grange to Be Sworn-In as New House Member

WILMINGTON, NC – Holly Grange will be sworn-in Friday, September 2nd at 11:30am in the mall at the New Hanover County Government Center on Government Center Drive.

The brief ceremony will be her public swearing-in as she was officially sworn-in Tuesday in Raleigh so that she could participate in a GOP House Caucus meeting.

Holly won her Primary election in March and faces no opposition in this November’s General election. Representative Rick Catlin did not run for re-election and resigned from the House last week in order to devote full time to his business.

Governor McCrory appointed Ms. Grange on Monday of this week after receiving the unanimous recommendation from the New Hanover County GOP Executive Committee last Thursday.

“I am excited to get a head start on representing House District 20 in the North Carolina Legislature. I have hit the ground running and have already attended my 1st GOP Caucus meeting. There is much to learn and I am grateful to other legislators who have reached out to help.” Holly proclaimed.

Holly Grange currently serves as the Director of Community Relations at Osprey Global Solutions, a Wilmington company specializing in global, full-spectrum life-support medical, logistics and construction, as well as security, training and business intelligence services. She is also a Realtor affiliated with Century 21 Sweyer and Associates. Prior to returning to North Carolina in 2009, she served as an attorney at Huck Bouma, PC in Wheaton, Illinois. Holly is 15 year US Army Veteran, serving on active duty and in the reserves as an officer in the US Army Corp of Engineers.

Ms. Grange was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Ports Authority in 2014 and served until August of 2017. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., the Board of Directors of the Cape Fear Community College Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Swain Center for Business and Economics at UNCW. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the USO of North Carolina.

Ms. Grange earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.

Ms. Grange is an NRA pistol and rifle instructor and is a North Carolina concealed carry instructor.



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Posted on Aug 29, 2016


The New Hanover County GOP, in cooperation with NCGOP and the Trump Campaign, are actively searching for commercial space to house our headquarters for the 2016 campaign cycle. As soon as a location is secured, we will be releasing this in
formation and scheduling a grand opening event.

***If you own commercial real estate space, or know someone that does, we are happy to review any options available to us. Our ideal location is central New Hanover County, 1,000+ square feet, with ample parking.***

Given the amount of inquiries from the public regarding our space, we anticipate a large number of volunteers to sign up ahead of time to assist in having a strong presence at our headquarters throughout the days and weeks leading up to the election. To sign up to volunteer, please contact Densay Sengsoulavong at or 910-431-2395

– Michael Franklin, Chairman – New Hanover County GOP

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