Today's News

  • ELECTION 2010: Four running for clerk of court

    No additional challengers have filed for Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court as of press time Tuesday.

    Last week, incumbent Cheryl Cheers Wilson, a Democrat, filed for election to a second term. She will be challenged in the Democratic primary by Linda Moses, administrative assistant at the Shallotte Police Department.

    On the Republican side, Shallotte attorney Jim MacCallum also filed last week for clerk of court. He will be challenged in the primary by Bolivia attorney Pauline Hankins.

  • ELECTION 2010: Lewis files to retain judge seat; no challengers yet

    Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has filed for re-election to her seat. No one had yet filed to challenge her in the nonpartisan race as of press time Tuesday.

    Also seeking to retain their seats on the bench are district court judges William F. Fairley and Sherry Dew Tyler. They filed two weeks ago for their seats in the 13th Judicial District.

    The district covers Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties.

    In 2007, Gov. Mike Easley appointed Fairley, of Southport, to the seat vacated by the appointment of Judge Doug Sasser to Superior Court.

  • ELECTION 2010: Daniels files for sheriff

    Republican Tim Daniels filed for the office of Brunswick County Sheriff on Thursday, Feb. 11. Daniels, a sergeant with the N.C. State Highway Patrol, will challenge incumbent Sheriff John Ingram to seek the GOP nomination.

    No Democrat has filed for sheriff or publicly announced plans to run.

    “I am excited to be officially entered into the sheriff’s race and, if elected, I look forward to serving the citizens of Brunswick County with professionalism, stability and most importantly integrity,” Daniels said.

  • ELECTION: Gore joins David, Pope in seeking bid for DA

    Incumbent district attorney Rex Gore filed for re-election Tuesday, joining a Brunswick County Republican and a Columbus County Democrat who want to represent the 13th Prosecutorial District, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties.

    Gore, a Democrat, filed for office Tuesday.

    Last week, Jon David, a Leland Republican and assistant district attorney in New Hanover County, filed for office.

    Harold Pope, a Whiteville Democrat and attorney, also filed for district attorney last week.

  • ELECTION 2010: Contenders file for board of education

    Two former educators will appear on the ballot at this year’s primary election for the District 3 seat on the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    Democrat Deanna Antonio and Republican Harvey Rash were the only two candidates to file as of press time Tuesday.

    Board member Charlie Miller announced last Tuesday he was seeking re-election, but due to a recent political party change, is unable to file until later this week.

    Antonio said after 35 years in education, running for a spot on the board seemed like the next step in her career.

  • ELECTION 2010: Three have filed for Soles' Senate seat

    Three people have filed for the chance to take over Sen. R.C. Soles Jr.’s District 8 seat in the North Carolina State Senate.

    Republicans Bill Rabon and Bettie Fennel will face each other in the primary elections this May.

    Rabon said he knows what the people of southeastern North Carolina need and is ready to address their concerns.

  • High school students to share talents this weekend

    Between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, S.C., there’s enough theater, music and dancing to fill your weekend calendar from now until the end of the year.

    But you might want to leave this weekend open, as high school students from across the county will take center stage to show their talents and prove quality entertainment can be found right here at home.

    Beginning on Thursday, the West Brunswick High School Theatre Department will perform “Color’d Television,” a compilation of episodes from familiar TV shows, each focusing on race relations.

  • Literacy Council opens Touch a Life Learning Center

    “We are here today to celebrate a very special event,” Mari-Lou Wong-Chong told the group gathered at the Brunswick County Literacy Council building Thursday morning.

    The official ribbon cutting marked the opening of the Touch a Life Learning Center, inside the Literacy Center in Supply.

    Wong-Chong, president of the Literacy Council board, said it was “a true labor of love made possible by so many in our community.”

  • Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department to receive $66,500 in federal funds

    The Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department will receive $66,500 in federal funds for operations and safety improvements.

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., announced in a press release last Thursday Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department would receive funds, along with Sloop Point Volunteer Fire Department and Cerro Gordo Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Terminal groin draft report released

    The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) has released a draft report of the terminal groin study that was mandated by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2009.

    The study intended to examine the “feasibility and advisability of the use of terminal groins as erosion control devices,” according to the CRC Web site.

    Contractor Moffatt & Nichol, which conducted the study, examined five terminal groins in North Carolina and Florida, but deemed the effects of terminal groins on natural resources “somewhat subjective.”