• Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Jan Harris

    Name: Jan Harris

    Office sought: Sunset Beach Town Council

    Party Affiliation: None

    Age: No answer

    Education: Business degree

    Profession: Personnel, employment relations manager, 20 years; small business owner, eight years

    Political and public service experience: Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee, Sunset Beach Parking Committee, Granville County Civic group to provide Recycling services to the town of Butner for several years,

  • Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Duane Lewis

    Name: Duane Lewis

    Office sought: Sunset Beach Town Council

    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated

    Age: 78

    Education: Bachelor of Science in education (economics)

    Profession: Retired salesman (carpet, stockbroker, economic developer, real estate, builder)

    Political and public service experience: My experiences working with the state of North Carolina as an economic developer is the closest I have come to public service or political involvement other than being chairman of the Sunset Lakes POA for 11 years.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Charlie Nern

    Name: Charlie Nern

    Office sought: Sunset Beach Town Council

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 70

    Education: Studied at American University, Prince Georges Community College and Northern Virginia Community College

    Profession: Retired police officer, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.; retired director of safety and security, Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax City, Va.

    Political and public service experience: none

  • Sunset Beach Town Council candidate E. Wilson Sherrill

    Name: E. Wilson Sherrill

    Office sought: Sunset Beach Town Council

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 74

    Education: Associate degree in electronics engineering technology from N.C. State University School of Engineering in 1963

    Profession: Realtor since 2004; retired from Duke Energy, Charlotte in 2003, after 40 years of service

  • County commissioner, sheriff races set on final day of election filing

    Four candidates put their name in to run for office before the Feb. 28 deadline to file to run in the May 8 primary or Nov. 6 general election.

    Tom Adams filed Feb. 28 to run against county commissioner Randy Thompson, the District 1 incumbent who filed for re-election Feb. 12, in the Republican primary.

    County commissioner Marty Cooke, the District 2 incumbent, filed for re-election Feb. 12 and will run unopposed.

  • Rouzer announces staff changes

    Congressman David Rouzer has announced two recent staff changes among his district staff following the departure of Dwight Williams, who had been serving as the congressman’s district director. Williams was recently appointed to serve as Clerk of Superior Court for Sampson County.

    Chance Lambeth, who had been serving as the congressman’s deputy district director, has been promoted to district director.

  • Primary election candidate filing period begins Feb. 12

    The candidate filing period for the May 8 primary election begins at noon Monday, Feb. 12, and continues through noon Wednesday, Feb. 28.

    “We look forward to assisting the candidates as they file for office. Our staff is ready to ensure candidates have a smooth filing process,” Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Sara Knotts said.

  • 2018 Women’s March planned for Jan. 20

    The 2018 Women’s March will take place Jan. 20 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Hosted by Grand Strand Action Together and the Coastal Carolina Coalition, the march will start at 11 a.m. at Anderson Park, 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., and conclude at Plyler Park, 1309 N. Ocean Blvd. The rally will begin at noon.

  • Election canvass confirms H2GO board majority flip

    The balance of the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO five-member board will tip to the opponents of a reverse osmosis water plant that is under construction.

    After a recount Wednesday, Nov. 15, and canvass Friday, Nov. 17, incumbent Ron Jenkins and new candidates Rodney McCoy and Bill Beer were confirmed as the official winners of the three open seats on the H2GO board of commissioners.

    Jenkins’ number of votes increased from an unofficial total of 1,984 votes Nov. 7 to a final total of 1,996.

  • Meet the Holden Beach candidates

    Meet the Candidates, hosted by the Holden Beach Property Owners Association, will be Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Holden Beach Town Hall.

    All of Holden Beach’s elected positions are up for election in November.

    Mayor Alan Holden filed July 7 to run again and will not face any opposition.

    Seven candidates, including three incumbents, will run for all five open commissioner seats.

    H. Ashley Royal is not seeking re-election, while Kim Isenhour resigned after moving out of town.