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  • Living on a dream

    SHALLOTTE—Dream big or stay home.

    That is CC Martin’s philosophy on life.

    This Saturday one of his dreams is coming realty on a stage in Brunswick County.

    CC Martin will perform his debut concert as the headliner for the Brunswick County Country Music Fall Festival in the parking lot of Planet Fun.

    The last four months have been a whirlwind for Martin, whose country music singing career has taken off.

  • Man wanted for writing bad checks

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Kenneth Ross Jessup.

    He was last seen in the Southport area more than a week ago.

    Jessup, 45, is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 210 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

    Detectives are searching for him relating to a felony count of worthless check. He is also wanted for absconding a felony indictment for a similar charge and a contempt of court citation.

    If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact detective Ed Carter at 253-2777.

  • Black and White Masquerade Ball for New Hope Clinic

    This Friday it’s time to don a mask and make a difference in lives in Brunswick County.

    New Hope Clinic is hosting a masquerade ball, and you’re invited. From 7-10:30 p.m. the black-tie-optional event will be at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

    “We are looking for it to be a fun evening to celebrate the work of the clinic and help support us in our work to provide services to all Brunswick County residents who don’t have health insurance,” executive director Shelia Roberts said.

  • Calabash Community Park nears completion

    CALABASH—Though not officially completed, the new Calabash Community Park is already attracting visitors.

    Children have been enjoying swings and other playground equipment installed on the 1-acre site at the corner of Persimmon Road and Traders Lane, town clerk Kelley Southward said last week.

    In addition, the park was closed this past Saturday afternoon for a special gathering of the Calabash Elks Club. Other events have been scheduled as well.

  • Beck's Restaurant in Calabash burns in fire

    CALABASH—Beck’s, a 72-year-old landmark restaurant in Calabash, has burned in a fire that broke out Monday.

    The fire at the historic restaurant on River Road near Beach Drive was reported at 10:10 p.m. Monday, a little over an hour after the restaurant had closed for the evening.

    “The whole back of the roof was fully involved when we got here,” said Honey Shore, public information officer for the Calabash Fire Department.

  • Elections: Candidate profiles

    The Brunswick Beacon requested all candidates listed with the Brunswick County Board of Elections at the end of September complete a candidate profile so we could share their information with our readers. Below are links to profiles from candidates who complied.

    Brunswick Commissioner District 4
    Brenda McMillian, D

  • Elections: N.C. Supreme Court Justice, Sam Ervin IV

    Name: Sam J. Ervin, IV

    Town of residence: Morganton, North Carolina

    Political office sought: Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

    Political affiliation: judicial races are non-partisan

    Candidate website address: www.ErvinforSupremeCourt.com

    Profession: Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

  • Elections: N.C. Court of Appeals, David Robinson

    Name: David S. Robinson

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: NC Court of Appeals

    Political affiliation: Registered Republican; Nonpartisan Election

    Candidate website address: www.robinsonfornc.com

    Profession: Attorney, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service; Law Degree from George Washington University National Law Center

  • Elections: N.C. Lt. Governor, Dan Forest

    Name: Dan Forest

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: Lt. Governor, North Carolina

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Campaign website address:www.danforest.com

    Profession: Architect; former senior partner and office president of the state's largest architectural firm.

    Education: Two undergraduate degrees from UNC-Charlotte; Graduate of the College of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte.

    Family: Wife Alice; four children ages 7-19. 

  • Elections: N.C. Insurance Commissioner

    Name: Wayne Goodwin

    Town of residence: Raleigh (native of Hamlet, NC)

    Political office sought: NC Insurance Commissioner

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.WayneGoodwin.org and www.RepublicansforGoodwin.com

    Profession: Lawyer