Interested in where the candidates for North Carolina governor stand on the issues?
Republican and Democratic candidates for governor will square off April 17 at the “2008 North Carolina Governor’s Stand Up and Vote Candidates Forum,” at the Schwartz Center on the campus of Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington.
The Brunswick Beacon, a media partner for the candidate forum, is seeking questions from readers about what issues affect Brunswick County and its residents.
Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of Bald Head Island police officer Davina Buff Jones’ violent death from a single shot from her own gun while she was working an overnight shift near Old Baldy Lighthouse.
Local authorities soon determined Jones’ bullet wound to the back of her head was self-inflicted.
Her family, however, disagreed, arguing Jones was murdered, most likely at the hands of shady people involved in illegal drug dealings on the posh resort island that’s accessible only by boat.
This year’s election is a “dangerous cycle” that Republicans need to be aware of and act accordingly, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole said during a visit to Brunswick County Republican Headquarters Saturday afternoon.
“There are 23 Republicans up for re-election in the United States Senate,” Dole said. “There are only 12 Democrats. If they’re able to get a filibuster-proof Senate, all hell is going to break loose. Excuse me for saying that, but it will be a very, very difficult situation.
I have been running wide open going from meeting to meeting, picking up gear, shooting shots and being involved in this incredible adventure known as The Iditarod.
It’s cold! On the morning of March 1, it is around 15 degrees with a 14 mph wind (which is like a sharp knife shooting in you) bringing the wind chill to around zero.
It’s 7 a.m. (11 a.m. back home) and still very dark. It looks like the middle of the night, but down below you can still see workers and volunteers setting the stage for what will be an incredible event.
Get your cholesterol checked, donate blood and receive the latest health information from local professionals at Health Expo 2008, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte.
The event is sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon.
Exhibitors will be set up in the West Brunswick gymnasium. Participants will have access to various free screenings including oxygen saturation, lung health, blood pressure, cholesterol, surface electromyography, blood sugar, vision, hearing and more. Chair massages are also available.
Free health screenings, informational lectures and a blood drive—are all part of The Brunswick Beacon’s second annual Health Expo. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at West Brunswick High School.
Exhibitors will be set up in the West Brunswick gymnasium.
Participants will have access to various free screenings including oxygen saturation, lung health, blood pressure, cholesterol, surface electromyography, blood sugar, vision, hearing and more. Chair massages are also available.