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Political

  • Rabon to help lead judicial reform and redistricting committee

    State Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, will serve as co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting with Sens. Dan Bishop and Sen. Warren Daniel. State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore announced the creation of the committee on Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Other state senators on the committee are Dan Barrett, Dan Blue, Jay Chaudhuri, Chuck Edwards, Joel Ford, Ralph Hise, Floyd McKissick, Wesley Meredith, Paul Newton, Shirley Randleman, Norm Sanderson and Terry Van Duyn.

  • Redistricting forum planned for Jan. 18

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, along with several sponsors including Duke University, will sponsor a forum, “Redistricting the Fair Way,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lumina Theater in the Fisher Center at UNCW.

    Tom Ross, former chancellor of UNC and a former judge, will be the presenter and a UNCW political science professor will facilitate questions from the audience.

  • Nov. 7 official Brunswick County municipal election results

    Bald Head Island mayor (one precinct)

    Andy Sayre (incumbent) 91

    Mary Kathryn Adcock (write-in) 79

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 5

    Bald Head Island Village Council

    (one seat; one precinct)

    James P. Bonica 74

    Betsi Stephen 100

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 0

    Belville mayor (three precincts)

    Mike Allen (incumbent) 141

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 10

    Mark McAllister (write-in) 6

    Belville Town Board of Commissioners

    (two seats; three precincts)

  • 2017 municipal election candidate profiles

    The Beacon asked candidates for contested offices in the coverage area to fill out and return questionnaires seeking basic information for readers ahead of Nov. 7’s municipal elections.

  • H2GO Board of Commissioners candidate Carl Antos (incumbent)

    Name: Carl Antos

    Office sought: H2GO Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: None

    Age: 79

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: Attended Hofstra University, public administration, 1974, Bachelor of Science, history, social anthropology, magna cum laude, Dowling College, Oakdale, N.Y., 1973; Aeronautical Academy, Oklahoma City, 1962

    Profession: Retired Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration air traffic area supervisor, 1962-1994

  • H2GO Board of Commissioners candidate William J. Beer

    Name: William J. Beer

    Office sought: H2GO Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

    Age: 69

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: Graduate (Bachelor of Science) of Pennsylvania State University; attended Penn State and Franklin and Marshall College for post graduate work in business administration; achieved Green Belt status as part of General Electric’s Six Sigma program, a globally recognized quality management program

  • H2GO Board of Commissioners candidate Rodney McKoy

    Name: Rodney McCoy

    Office sought: H2GO Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Democrat; position is unaffiliated

    Age: 66

    Town of residence: Belville

    Education: Bachelor of Science in applied physics, East Carolina University, 1973

    Profession: Industrial sales, specifying liquid handling solutions.

    Political and public service experience: Other than volunteering, none.

  • H2GO Board of Commissioners candidate Brayton Willis

    Name: Brayton Willis

    Office sought: H2GO Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

    Age: 72

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: Graduate civil engineer, Northeastern University

  • H2GO Board of Commissioners candidate Don Yousey

    Name: Don Yousey

    Office sought: H2GO Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

    Age: 72

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: Registered nurse, Marcy State Hospital School of Nursing, 1971; Bachelor of Arts in social psychology from Park University, 1979; Master of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston, 1984

  • Holden Beach Board of Commissioners candidate Joseph Butler

    Name: Joseph Butler

    Office sought: Holden Beach Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

    Age: 72

    Education: Bachelor of Science in management from Rutgers University

    Profession: Pharmaceutical manufacturing operations