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Today's News

  • ELECTION 2010: Two Republicans join incumbent Democrat in filing for Congress

    At least two Republicans will face off in the May primary in their bid to represent the 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    At press time Tuesday, two Republicans have joined incumbent Mike McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, in filing for office.

    Republican Randy Crow of Kelly filed for office this week, joining fellow Republican and Iraq War veteran Will Breazeale, who filed for office Feb. 12.

  • The role of controlled burns in North Carolina

    One of the things that amazed me when I first came to Brunswick County as a permanent resident was the number of controlled fires that are created in our area. So, I decided to find out what these fires are all about.

  • A major theme of Lent is transformation

    I am not an electrical engineer nor do I understand what electricity is all about. My knowledge is limited to the ability to “plug it in” and believe all will work well. But, I do know everything stops moving, all appliances immediately arrest activity, fans and lights go off, when a transformer is struck by lightning.

  • ELECTION 2010: Burr files for re-election, faces primary competition

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has filed for re-election.

    Burr will seek the GOP nomination to return to Washington to serve his second term in the U.S. Senate.

    The Winston-Salem Republican will be challenged by two other Republican candidates in the May primary, Eddie Burks of Asheboro and Brad Jones of Toxaway.

  • ELECTION 2010: Incumbent commissioners face contested primary

    Four Republicans have filed for election for two county commissioners’ seats, but no Democrats have filed for county commissioner.

    At press time Tuesday, incumbents Marty Cooke and Phil Norris filed for office, as did their respective GOP challengers Randy Sullivan of Shallotte and Corrine McCray of Calabash.

  • Shallotte votes to decrease speed limit on part of Whiteville Road

    Responding to a letter from students at the Evelyn Smith Wray Village School on Whiteville Road, the Shallotte Board of Aldermen has approved a resolution to decrease the speed limit in the area in front of the school and ATMC.

    At Tuesday night’s pre-agenda meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve a resolution changing the speed limit along Whiteville Road (N.C. 130) the .3 miles between McMilly Road and ATMC headquarters from 55 to 45 miles per hour.

  • 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.