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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.

  • Oak Island police charge seven in break-ins

    Oak Island police charged five people, including two registered sex offenders, April 26 in a series of vehicle and residential break-ins that began in November 2015, according to a town news release issued Thursday, April 28

    · Joseph Ryan Crone, 34, of Akron, Ohio, is charged with first-degree burglary and incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

  • Teens charged in NBHS break-in

    Leland police charged three teens and are looking for a fourth person in a break-in at North Brunswick High School.

    School staff reported the break-in April 9 after they found a door at the school unsecured, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release Thursday, April 28. Among the items stolen were an X-Box 360 with games, a portable speaker and Oakley sunglasses.

  • Expert: Vidal stunned at least once before fatally shot

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer
     

    BOLIVIA— One witness took the stand Thursday morning, the eighth day of the trial of a former Southport police sergeant charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of a schizophrenic Boiling Spring Lakes teen more than two years ago.