Ashley Dobson, Red Alert Politics

Ashley Dobson

Red Alert Politics

Alexandria, VA, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

Donald Trump claims he would be the best president for debt-saddled Millennials

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) Never fear Millennials. The Donald is here to wipe all of your debt away. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a... → Read More

Fireball sales slow ABC growth

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is the force behind more than just wild nights and hangovers. It turns out the liquor, which rose to popularity in 2013, is also having an impact on the New Hanover County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board's bottom line. → Read More

New Hanover to continue to manage landfill

A tie vote by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Monday morning means that the county will retain control of its solid waste. → Read More

Berger's bail to remain at $300,000

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's bail will remain at $300,000, and he will be expected to appear in court June 24 to determine if he violated his probation. → Read More

Weapons cache found in house during Berger arrest

When New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested Tuesday, he was found with a cache of weapons in a house in Beech Mountain. → Read More

Berger's absence could stall New Hanover budget approval

Irregular attendance by Brian Berger at New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meetings is leading to more tie votes than normal, and his likely absence at future meetings could hamper budget approval later this month. → Read More

$160 million school bond cleared for ballot

Voters will see a $160 million bond issue to alleviate crowding in New Hanover County Schools on the ballot in November, despite the resulting potential for a 9-cent property tax increase. → Read More

Airlie Gardens dog, recuperating from injury, back at work

After a week of being cooped up inside, Reilly's eyes light up when he catches a glimpse of his regular seat in his owner's golf cart at Airlie Gardens Tuesday morning. → Read More

Experimental gardening uses landfill materials in effort to treat runoff

Soon area residents searching for locally grown vegetables may not have to look further than the New Hanover County landfill. → Read More

Pender County manager resigns

Pender County Manager Mickey Duvall announced his resignation Wednesday morning in a letter to the board of commissioners. → Read More

New Hanover County employees trade ties for workout shoes

The parking lot of the New Hanover County Government Center was unrecognizable around midday Wednesday. Parking spaces had become a tennis court, tents lined the lot like a festival and county employees' typical uniforms and dress shoes were traded in for athletic shorts and sneakers. → Read More

Probe launched into election-related phone calls

The New Hanover County Board of Elections officially announced Monday its investigation into a series of "irregular" election-related recorded telephone calls. → Read More

Expect more rate increases from CFPUA

When will it end? → Read More

Board of Elections to probe election-related robocalls

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will look into the series of election-related robocalls that listed a county office phone number as the contact information. → Read More

Watkins, Hickey lead pack in New Hanover

The two Republican candidates with past campaign experience led the pack of New Hanover County Commissioner candidates Tuesday night. → Read More

School improvement referendum total still up in the air

Despite discussions stretching back almost two years, information about the proposed bond referendum to alleviate crowding in New Hanover County Schools was still limited Monday night. → Read More

Berger attends first county meeting since his December arrest

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger attended his first county meeting since his December arrest Thursday evening when he showed up at the board's agenda review meeting. → Read More

New Hanover courthouse clock tower renovations begin

Some trivia about the courthouse is available at the end of this article. → Read More

CFPUA board OKs 4.4 percent rate increase in May

It's official. A rate increase will take effect for all Cape Fear Public Utility Authority customers in May. → Read More

Cape Fear Museum aims to enhance outdoor exhibit space

The Cape Fear Museum wants to be the best location for learning about the science and history of the Cape Fear region both inside and out. → Read More