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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.