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Ed Gore
Sunset Beach developer Gore dies at 82

 The man who played an integral role in the development and incorporation of Sunset Beach has died.

Ed Gore, 82, died in his sleep Tuesday night, July 15, family friends confirmed.

The Gores have been highly successful in Brunswick County for more than a half century. After a stint in the military, Ed rejoined his family and began working for his father, Mannon Gore — the namesake of the Sunset Beach bridge — at Sunset Beach and Twin Lakes, Inc. Together, Ed Gore developed Sunset Beach with his father.