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EDITORIAL, Jan. 6: Outcry needed against offshore drilling proposal

01/06/2018
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StarNews Editorial Board

Why risk spreading leaking oil tar on our beaches when we can get along OK without it?

Normally, we might suggest writing your congressman. However, Rep. David Rouzer, Coastal Southeastern North Carolina’s long-distance U.S. House member by way of Johnston County, is a strong advocate for drilling. Granted, coastal pollution is probably not a big concern for Johnston County farmers.

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Trump plan for Atlantic Coast energy exploration could shake up 2018 elections

01/04/2018
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TONY PUGH AND EMMA DUMAIN

"In North Carolina, Kyle Horton, a Democrat, is running for the coastal 7th district congressional seat held by Republican Dave Rouzer, an outspoken supporter of offshore drilling. Horton said she’ll make the issue a central pillar of her campaign. Horton, who lost a family member in the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, said Trump’s plan could jeopardize an estimated $95 billion in ocean-related commerce on the Atlantic Coast and nearly 1.4 million jobs if a major accident occurred. In North Carolina, that could mean as many as 51,000 jobs and $2.2 billion in tourism and hospitality revenue."

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A LOCAL WOMAN DOCTOR IN THE U.S. HOUSE COULD MAKE HISTORY

01/02/2018
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Elisabeth Almekinder

"From coastal NC, to Washington, D.C., out from the whirlwind political climate that rivals recent hurricanes comes women strong and fit to lead. In Eastern NC, Dr. Kyle Horton is one who could help make political history considering the recent nationwide “blue wave.”

Horton’s ready for the challenge in Washington as she fights for North Carolina’s House of Representatives 7th Congressional District seat against Republican David Rouzer. With the primary coming up in May and election in November, she could be one of the only female physicians in Congress if she takes the seat."

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FLIPPING THE SEVENTH: Dr. Kyle Horton starts a long campaign trail to 2018

06/07/2017
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Encore

Dr. Horton’s dual degrees in medicine and business, paired with her work with real legislation on Capitol Hill, have caught the attention of people like Sean Gallagher, too. He first met Horton at the screening of “Democracy for Sale,” featuring Zach Galifianakis. Dr. Horton spoke alongside NAACP representatives at the screening earlier this year. Though Gallagher has actively followed national elections, he admitted he’s just now digging more into local politics. In fact, he’s already thinking of midterm elections.

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Q & A: Kyle Horton, Kure Beach Physician Running for Congress

05/31/2017
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Tim Buckland

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Horton launches campaign to run for Seventh Congressional District seat

05/26/2017
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Jon Evans, Anchor

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT/AP) -
Kyle Horton has launched her first political campaign nearly 18 months before the 2018 General Election. She has declared herself a candidate for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District, running for the seat currently held by second-term Republican Rep. David Rouzer.

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Kure Beach doctor trades protest for politics to run against Congressman David Rouzer

05/25/2017
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Ben Schachtman

WILMINGTON — In early May, Dr. L. Kyle Horton gathered a crowd in front of Congressman David Rouzer’s office. Horton was there to protest the American Health Care Act, which had passed the House that day. But it was also, as it turns out, Horton’s unofficial campaign kick-off.

“As a medical professional, I couldn’t ignore how the AHCA would affect the patients I see every day,” Horton said.

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Kure Beach Physician to Run for Congress

05/23/2017
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Tim Buckland

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Horton to run for Congress

05/23/2017
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WECT Staff

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
Dr. Kyle Horton announced her candidacy for North Carolina's Seventh U.S. Congressional District Friday morning.

Horton, a graduate of UNCW and Wright State University, began her career as a primary care physician at Hunter Homes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

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Protests targeting Congress reach Sen. Richard Burr’s Wilmington office

02/14/2017
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Tim Buckland

The events staged in Wilmington are part of a national, coordinated campaign by the Indivisible group protesting President Donald Trump and the potential repeal of the ACA. Earlier this week, congressional aides fled a “mobile town hall” in Georgia after protesters rained cries of “Shame!” on them.

“I think it really shows that resistance is working and that what Indivisible is doing is effective,” Horton said of the crowd at Tuesday’s event.

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VOICES: 'Walking in the darkness of destructive selfishness' by repealing the ACA

01/12/2017
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Dr. Kyle Horton

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, one of Dr. King's quotes is particularly relevant to the battle over the Affordable Care Act in Congress. "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism," Dr. King said, "or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

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