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  • 2016 general election profile: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 4 candidate Brenda Faye McMillian

    Name: Brenda Faye McMillian

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 62

    Town of residence: Leland           

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in business management           

  • 2016 general election profile: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 4 candidate Mike Forte

    Name: Mike Forte           

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat

    Party Affiliation: Republican

    Age: 60

    Town of residence: Boiling Spring Lakes

    Education: Fordham University, Rutgers University, Cape Fear Community College

    Profession: Small business owner for 30 years (pest control company); CEO of Forte Holdings (real estate holdings)

  • 2016 general election profile: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat candidate Pat Sykes

    Name: Patricia “Pat” Sykes

     

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 62

    Town of residence: Southport

    Education: Graduated from Brunswick Southport High School; attended business classes at Brunswick Community College; attended many schools including management training during employment with local and federal government; attended many leadership schools since becoming commissioner

  • 2016 general election profile: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 3 candidate William "Bill" Flythe

    Name: William "Bill" Flythe

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 71

    Town of residence: Southport

    Education: Bachelor of Science in chemistry, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte; Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

    Profession: Retired after 20 years as a chemist and senior laboratory supervisor at a Fortune 100 company; 15 years as a chemistry teacher at the high school and college level.

  • Holden Beach commissioners get beach projects update

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach’s shoreline is healthier now than it was 15 years ago, but damage caused by Hurricane Matthew is still being assessed.

    Fran Way of Applied Technology Management of Mount Pleasant, S.C., shared the results of her company’s annual survey of the town’s beach strand, which it has performed since 2001, during town commissioners’ regular meeting Oct. 18.

  • Wilmington man faces charges after resisting officer

    A Wilmington man faces multiple charges after resisting a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy who was trying to put him in a patrol car after arresting him.

    Jariel Matthew Ragin, 26, of Queen Street, was arrested Oct. 15 and charged with felony malicious conduct by prisoner, misdemeanor second-degree trespass and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

  • Supply teen accused of threatening to kill people at school

    A Supply teen faces a felony charge after threatening to kill people at a Brunswick County school on a social media app.

    Shawn McLaughlin, 18, of Stone Chimney Road, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19, and charged with making a false report of mass violence on educational property.

    Warrants show McLaughlin threatened to kill people using pipe bombs, car bombs, C-4 explosives and semi-automatic rifles.

  • Winnabow man arrested on assault charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Winnabow man accused of assaulting a woman over the weekend.

    Tyler Richard Long, 24, of Cherry Tree Road NE, was arrested Sunday, Oct. 23, and charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.

    Warrants show Long grabbed a woman around the throat before throwing a cell phone at her Sunday, Oct. 23.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting deputy

    A Leland man is accused of assaulting a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was trying to question him.

    Ismael Figueroa, 31, of Mount Misery Road, was arrested Oct. 16 and charged with misdemeanor resisting public officer and misdemeanor assault on a government official/employee.

    Warrants show Figueroa was being questioned by a deputy investigating a 911 call on Oct. 15 when he hit the deputy in the legs.

  • Bolivia man charged in two Supply shootings

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Bolivia man accused shooting into two buildings in Supply.

    Reginald Bernard Davis, 39, of North Piney Grove, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 20, and charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle, felony discharging a weapon into occupied property, felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill/inflict serious injury and misdemeanor injury to real property.