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State of the County Address and Response

Posted on Feb 3, 2016

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Chairman’s Comments On Dawson CFCC Vote

Posted on Jan 5, 2016


January 4, 2016

Chairman’s Comments On Dawson CFCC Vote

WILMINGTON, NC – Once again, Beth Dawson has compromised her GOP values and sided with democrats on the New Hanover County Commission. This time the damage will be very costly to taxpayers.

As a part of her deal with democrat Jonathan Barfield, she now is voting with him and fellow democrat Rob Zapple, forcing Commissioner Woody White from the Cape Fear Community College board and replacing him with Barfield.
See linked WECT news story:

Not only has White worked to keep costs down at the community college, but he also has developed an understanding of the budgets that is critical for continued cost savings.

We know that Commissioner Barfield is a tax and spend liberal democrat and that he will love any junkets he is able to jump on with the new appointment. Beth Dawson’s support of this move is further evidence of her abandonment of our conservative values and distancing herself from the party.


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Congratulations to Rep. Carolyn Justice!

Posted on Sep 4, 2015


“I would like to congratulate former Rep. Carolyn Justice on being presented with North Carolina’s  highest civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. After years of public service as a past Pender County Commissioner, State House Representative, and state party vice-chair, Rep. Justice demonstrates the highest level of citizen service to her state and community through selfless dedication of her time and experience. I am certain that she will continue to work tirelessly and advocate for the cause of her fellow North Carolinians.” – Michael Franklin, Chairman New Hanover County GOP

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NHC GOP Veterans Initiatives Committee

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

The New Hanover County GOP recognizes that the needs of our military veterans are unique and ever changing. As the population of brave men and women who have served in the armed forces continues to grow in New Hanover County, it is necessary to provide them with a voice within our local party. To that end, I have established the Veterans Initiatives Committee and am proud to appoint Hank Thomas as Chair.
Mr. Thomas spent over 29 years proving his leadership skills after enlisting in the United States Army. Over the course of his distinguished career, he rose to the rank of Command Sergeants Major, the highest rank attainable for an enlisted soldier. He served two tours in Iraq and his military awards include two Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit. Hank is a graduate of the Army’s Sergeants Major Academy. Without a doubt, Mr. Thomas understands the needs and concerns of local veterans in our area and will be a passionate advocate to their cause. We are proud to have him lead this committee to voice the concerns of our local veterans.
If interested in being a member of the committee, please contact Mr. Thomas directly at
– Michael Franklin, Chairman
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