Time Warner Cable and News 14 Carolina Add New Public Voting Component to 2012 Miss NC Pageant

North Carolinians to Select 11th Finalist for 75th Annual Competition

Raleigh, NC (May 23, 2012) – In the midst of one of the most high-profile, hotly-contested  presidential campaigns in years, Time Warner Cable, News 14 Carolina, and the Miss North Carolina Pageant have cleverly incorporated a public vote in this year’s 75th annual Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant. For the first time in pageant history, viewers are invited to watch videos of all 36 contestants and cast their vote for the young woman they think should be a finalist.

“Since we believe strongly in the democratic process, we think a viewer’s choice contest is a fun way to allow the public to weigh-in on the selection process of our next Miss North Carolina,” said Jason Lockhart, Carolina On Demand manager. “By watching the videos, North Carolinians can also learn about the talented women representing their communities across the state leading up to the live event.” 

Through June 20th, the public can view the contestant videos at News14.com or through Carolina On Demand (channels 199 or 1047). After watching the video clips online, the voter should simply click the LIKE button for the contestant he or she thinks should be named a finalist. You must be a Facebook member to cast your vote online. Contestant videos may also be watched on Carolina On Demand. Every viewing equals one vote. You must be a Time Warner Cable digital customer to watch programming on Carolina On Demand. The contestant that receives the most “LIKE” votes online and views on Carolina On Demand will be named the Time Warner Cable Viewer’s Choice Contestant and compete as the 11th finalist during the live competition. “All of the views on Carolina On Demand count as a vote and a “LIKE” vote on News14.com gives everyone a chance to share their choice on Facebook. This enables viewers to cast their vote over and over again,” added Lockhart.

The Miss North Carolina pageant will air live at 8:00 p.m. on June 23rd on Time Warner Cable’s Special Events channel 520. An edited version of the finals will also be available for viewing on Carolina on Demand starting on Monday, June 25th.

For more information about all Time Warner Cable programming, products and services, visit www.yourtwc.com.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s East Region provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 5.9 million residential and business customers.  Time Warner Cable’s East Region serves more than 1,300 cities in nine states, including Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  The East Region has more than 17,000 employees focused on delivering the company’s mission every day by connecting people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other. 

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas.  Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.  Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable.  More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.

About News14 Carolina
News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour state and local news and weather network only available to Time Warner Cable customers on channels 14, 114, 1114 and 1414. It’s one of the most technologically advanced, digital newsrooms in the country. Utilizing Time Warner Cable’s fiber optic network, News 14 Carolina provides four distinct news channels to various markets across North Carolina that can share news of statewide interest. With the largest team of meteorologists in the state, News 14 Carolina features local weather forecasts every ten minutes with Weather on the Ones. Time Warner Cable customers have relied on News 14 Carolina and Weather on the Ones for news and information anytime of the day or night. News 14 Carolina is your news now.

Jason Lockhart
Carolina On Demand Manager
919-882-4051 Office
919-612-6934 Cell