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  • Sunset Beach mayor (incumbent) Ron Watts

     Name: Ron Watts

     

    Office sought: Sunset Beach mayor (incumbent)

     

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

     

    Age: 57

     

    Town of residence: Sunset Beach

     

    Education: Master of Business Administration in marketing from Loyola College; Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Maryland

     

  • Sunset Beach councilman candidate Mark Benton

     

     

    Name: Mark Benton

     

    Office sought: Sunset Beach councilman

     

    Party affiliation: Independent

     

    Age: 59

     

    Town of residence: Sunset Beach

     

    Education: University of Tennessee

     

    Profession: Independent contractor

     

    Political and public service experience: Long-time member of Elks service organization; recipient of many service awards

     

  • Sunset Beach councilman candidate Rich Cerrato

     

     

    Name: Rich Cerrato

     

    Office sought: Sunset Beach councilman

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

     

    Age: 69

     

    Town of residence: Sunset Beach

     

    Education: Northeastern University, Boston, Bachelor of Science in labor and personnel Relations; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Executive Development Program (1973-1974)

     

  • Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent) E. Wilson Sherrill

     Name: E. Wilson Sherrill

     

    Office sought: Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent)

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

     

    Age: 72

     

    Town of residence: Sunset Beach

     

    Education: AS Electronics Engineering Technology, N.C. State University

     

    Profession: Retired from Duke Energy after 40 years of service; Realtor

     

  • Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent) Mike Williams

     

     

    Name: Mike Williams

     

    Office sought: Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent)

     

    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated

     

    Age: 65

     

    Town of residence: Sunset Beach

     

    Education: Bachelor of Science in education, Master of Arts in administration

     

    Profession: Retired; motel and apartment owner for 33 years; mental health professional for 25 years; teacher for four years. 

     

  • Shallotte welcomes new business on Main Street

     By Janine Piburn

    Beacon Correspondent

     

    SHALLOTTE  — Scott’s Farm and Family Store and Bagel Dock Express will soon open their doors for business on Main Street.

    Both also have ties to well-known businesses in other North Carolina communities.

  • MOU approved for Shallotte riverfront project, new park construction continues

     SHALLOTTE— The next phase of the town’s riverfront development is set to begin after the Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners of Durham (TND) and the town April 5.

  • Board sends county commissioner primary protest to state

    BOLIVIA — The state elections board will consider Alan Lewis’ protest of the March 15 primary election results in the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 4 Republican primary.

    The three-member Brunswick County Board of Elections voted unanimously to send the protest to the state level after a more than two-hour hearing that began at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the board’s office.

  • Avalon lots see new life from utilities bond agreement

    BOLIVIA — A development that was stalled by the economic recession will receive infrastructure needed to start building houses after the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners found a contractor for the work.

    Avalon of the Carolinas off N.C. 211 near Clemmons Road SE was planned as a subdivision ringing a 2.5-acre pond before the housing bubble burst in 2007.

    But once the economy stalled, Avalon of the Carolinas developers filed for bankruptcy and gave up a $5.3 million surety bond to Brunswick County to cover the infrastructure.

  • Holden Beach noise ordinance seeks to prohibit ‘unreasonable loud noises’

    Holden Beach officials continue shaping a town noise ordinance to keep it simple to enforce and ensure it can stand up in court.

    The four newest Holden Beach town commissioners — John Fletcher, Kim Isenhour, Peter Freer and Ashley Royal — introduced ordinance changes immediately after taking their seats on the board Dec. 8, along with Ken Kyser, the only re-elected commissioner, and approved the majority of the changes at a special called meeting Dec. 16.