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2014 News Archive


Carr Ipock visits Carteret County September 27 2014


Carr Ipock visited downeast Carterest County and talked with local Democrats about his campaign. As a descendant of Founding Fathers, Carr was brought up on common sense and small town values. He believes that an honest, straightforward approach in dealing with complex issues is best. Carr believes in being a good steward of taxpayer’s money and in making much of little. Knowing that he is blessed to live in Eastern North Carolina, he has felt called to serve his community. Through his years of experience at work, and while on the school board, he has learned to especially appreciate other points of view, to find commonality, and to act on that commonality. As an Eastern North Carolinian, Carr has a unique perspective on the needs of the people who are also blessed to live here, whether they arrived recently or generations ago. Carr’s focus is to give our counties a voice in finding solutions that are beneficial to Eastern North Carolina as well our state.


Joy Lawrence holds Down East Event September 27 2014


Joy Lawrence, Register of Deeds thanks everyone that came out September 27 to say hello, buy some BBQ and pledge their support and reminds them to vote!


Tell Thom Tillis


Over the years, Speaker Thom Tillis led the state legislature in pushing the wrong priorities that have hurt North Carolinians all across the state. And today, we want to know how his backwards agenda has affected you. Watch these stories and then share what you want to tell Thom Tillis HERE.


Meet Marshall Adame


Marshall is running for Congress because he believes at his core that If we are to again achieve great success for America, we must find a way to once again unite as a country and as a people. Click HERE to find out more about Marshall Adame


Meet Carr Ipock


As a native of Eastern North Carolina, Carr’s roots run deep on both sides of his family. Click HERE to find out more about Carr Ipock


Carteret County Democratic Party Headquarters held their Grand Opening Saturday September 6


Carteret County 2014 Democratic Campaign Headquarters held its Grand Opening on September 6th at 512 Arendell Street in Morehead City. This is the same location of 2012 next door to City News. If you are interested in volunteering to staff the headquarters, please contact Renee Hawthorne at jreneehawthorne@earthlink.net or 910-526-3574. We also need volunteers for canvassing and phone banking. Or maybe you have another talent like writing letters to the editor? Please email carteretdemocrats@gmail.com or call 252-654-2792 for more information.


Support Your Local Candidates

For more information, click on the candidates name


U.S. Senator Kay Hagan      Marshall Adame for U.S. Congress


NC Supreme Court Sam Ervin IV     Cheri Beasly              Robin Hudson


NC Court of Appeals Lucy Inman   Mark Davis                   John Arrowood


NC Senate Carr Ipock II      NC House Jim Nolan          Lt Gov Chris Rey


Carteret County Register of Deeds Joy Lawrence  Roger Eaton for Carteret County Commissioner


Don't miss the biggest Carteret County political event of 2014! See below for details about the Summer Rally and Cookout hosted by the Young Democrats of Carteret County and the NCDP 3rd Congressional District.

The special guest speaker will be US Senator Kay Hagan but many other candidates will also be in attendance. There will be tables set up for Candidates, Party Organizations, Voter Rights, Sierra Club and others who will offer information to help educate voters about the November election and other important issues.

Free Hotdogs, Drinks, Chips and Desserts ~ Live music performed by The Last Chance Wranglers

Door Prizes and Facepainting for the Kids

Thursday, August 7th, 5:30pm, Jaycee Park, Morehead City

On the Waterfront at South 9th & Shepard Streets

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Carteret County Democratic Party holds Annual Convention


On April 5, 2014 the Carteret County Democratic Party met at Carteret County Courthouse Superior Courtroom for their Annual Convention. Local candidates adressed the gathering. Delegates to the District Convention were elected.


2014 Jefferson Jackson Dinner was held March 22, 2014 at the Sanitary Restaurant in Morehead City NC


Justice Cheri Beasley for NC Supreme Court, Justice Robin Hudson, Judge Sam "Jimmy" Ervin, IV and Judge Mark Davis were honored at this year's Jefferson Jackson Dinner.


State Superintendent June Atkinson addresses Carteret Democrats, March 8,2014


Dr. Atkinson spoke about the sorry state of educational funding in North Carolina caused by the current Republican controlled legislature and Republican governor. "Our teachers should not have to take a vow of poverty to be able educate our students" said Dr. Atkinson. NC teacher salaries rank 46th in the nation.


Democrats Community Day of Action - Preserving Woodpecker Habitat, March 1, 2014


Democrats cleared around 37 Red Cockaded Woodpecker cavity nest trees to prevent fires from burning the trees. Most,if not all of the trees that were cleared around were mature Longleaf Pines some of which were estimated to be well over 100 years old. Due, in part, to our efforts the National Forest Service can now do a prescribed burn in this area without greatly risking the habitat of these wonderful birds that have been on the Federal Endangered Species list since 1970. See:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-cockaded_Woodpecker.

A special thanks goes to Johnny "Mack" Morris Croatan NF employee whom we were fortunate to have to instruct and lead our efforts. (Johnny Morris is in the back left of the group picture). Johnny did a great job, was informative, and was a delight to be around. Also Jim Gumm, Croatan NF Ranger, is also to be commended for coordinating and scheduling his staff arranging for us to do this project. A special thanks should also go to Susan Whitledge for handling group logistics and for bringing wonderful homemade chocolate chip/pecan cookies and to Deede Miller who took all pictures. Saturday, April 12, is the next planned project for Democrats In Action when they will be helping out the rangers at Hammocks Beach State Park. The rangers will ferry the group over to Jones Island in the White Oak River. Please contact Michael Murdoch, Program Coordinator, at memurdoch@gmail.com to share your community service project ideas or needs, or if you want to volunteer and get involved, please contact Susan Whitledge, Event Coordinator, at shuneyw@gmail.com. To find out more about Carteret County Democrats, please visit www.carteretdemocrats.org or https://www.facebook.com/carteretdems. Submitted by Tina WIllis Rodriguez @ 252.241.2523 Photo Credit: Deede Miller


Jim Nolan files to run for the NC state house district 13 seat against Pat McElraft, February 14,2014


Jim Nolan, candidate in the Democratic Primary for NC state house - district 13 declared his candidacy. Mr. Nolan stated that he would run a common sense campaign to stop regressive General Assembly policies toward NC educators and public schools.


Candidate Marshall Adame addresses local Democratic Party February 8, 2014


Marshall Adame, candidate in the Democratic Primary for Congress, 3rd Congressional Distict spoke to local Democrats about his candidacy. He talked about his first hand knowledge of being homeless and in need as a child and of his experiences serving this country in the military and in other defense related positions in the middle east. He also spoke about the need for good education in this state and country and the need for fair elections, good healthcare and aid to those in need. For more information see video


Candidate Jason Thigpen addresses local Democratic Party January 11, 2014


Jason Thigpen, candidate in the Democratic Primary for Congress, 3rd Congressional Distict addressed local Democrats regarding his candidacy. Jason said his goal as candidate would be to represent the people. His primary issues would be to create jobs, improve the economy, and protect Medicare and Social Security. He also expressed concern for voting rights in North Carolina.



Carteret County Democratic Women


Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at Ruby Tuesday's in Morehead City. No meetings in July, November or December.


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