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  • Elections: N.C. Senate, District 8, Danny Hefner

    Name: Danny Hefner

    Town of residence: Ocean Isle Beach

    Political office sought: N.C. State Senate, District 8

    Political affiliation: Democratic

    Candidate website address: www.dannyhefner.com

    Profession: Truck driver and therapeutic foster parent


    Education: Belford University, bachelor of science, engineering management; USMC Engineer Equipment Officer School; USMC Warrant Officer School; USMC Journeyman Engineer Equipment Operator’s Course


  • Elections: Register of Deeds, Brenda Clemmons

    Name: Brenda Mercer Clemmons

    Town of residence: Bolivia

    Political office sought: Brunswick County Register of Deeds

    Political affiliation: Republican


    Profession: Register of Deeds


    Education: Graduate of North Brunswick High School; UNC School of Government-N.C. Association of Register of Deeds (NCARD) certification (2010); NCARD Advanced Training (2011); N.C. Notary Public.


  • Elections: NC House, District 17, Lundia Washington

    Name: Lundia Washington

    Town of residence: Bolivia

    Political office sought: State House Representative, District 17

    Political affiliation: Democratic Party

    Candidate website address: www.lundiawashington4nchouse.org

    Profession: Retired educator


    Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Spelman College; Master of Arts Degree, Clark Atlanta University; Post graduate work in Administration and Special Education.


    Family information: Mother of eight; grandmother of five.

  • Elections: NC House, District 17, Frank Iler

    Name: Frank Iler

    Town of residence: Oak Island

    Political office sought: North Carolina House of Representatives, District 17

    Political affiliation: Republican

    Candidate website address: www.ilerforhouse.com

    Profession: Retired businessman, including cost accounting, sales and marketing and small business owner.


    Education: Graduate of Greensboro Senior High School (now known as Grimsley High); bachelor of science degree in business administration from Campbell University


  • Elections: District 13 Judge, Pauline Hankins

    Name: Pauline Hankins

    Town of residence: Bolivia

    Political office sought: District Court Judge, District 13

    Political affiliation: Republican

    Candidate website address: hankinsforjudge.com

    Profession: Attorney


    Education: South Brunswick High School; B.S. in electrical engineering, North Carolina State University; J. D. North Carolina Central School of Law, cum laude.


  • Elections: District 13 Judge, Richard Cox

    Name: Richard Cox

    Town of residence: Sunset Beach

    Political office sought: District Court Judge, District 13

    Political affiliation: Republican

    Candidate website address: www.RichardCoxforJudge.com

    Profession: Attorney


    Education: B.S. from North Carolina State University; J.D. from North Carolina Central University


    Family information: My wife is Bridget Cox. We have a 7-year-old daughter, Olivia; and a soon-to-be 3-year-old son, Griffin.

  • Elections: County coroner, Greg White

    Name: Greg White

    Town of residence: Supply

    Political office sought: Coroner

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Profession: Funeral home owner


    Education: Graduate, West Brunswick High School; associate of arts in Mortuary Science at John A. Gupton College


    Family information: Wife of 26 years Delores; son, Barry; twin granddaughters, Charlotte and Carson; father, Junior White; my late mother, Lou Ellen


  • Elections: Board of Education, District 4, Tom Simmons

    Name: Tom Simmons

    Town of residence: Boiling Spring Lakes

    Political office sought: Brunswick Co Board of Education, District 4

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.simmonsin2012.com

    Profession: Retired Educator


    Education: B.S. degree, UNC-W, Wilmington; M.Ed administration, University of South Carolina; Ed. S, East Carolina University; N.C. license as school administrator and superintendent; Principals Executive Program, UNC-Chapel Hill


  • Elections: Board of Education, District 4, Shirley Babson

    Name: Shirley Babson

    Town of residence: Bolivia

    Political office sought: Board of Education, District 4

    Political affiliation: Republican

    Profession: Retired


    Education: North Carolina School Boards Association; Institute of Government, Chapel Hill; Continuing Education Courses, Brunswick Community College; Continuing Education Courses, Cape Fear Community College; graduated from Shallotte High School, honor student


  • Pared-down park plans outlined in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—The cost for proposed amenities for the future town park just came down.

    Residents got a chance to view a pared-down proposal for the future Sunset Beach Town Park at a public-input meeting Oct. 11.