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  • Beck's Restaurant in Calabash burns in fire

    CALABASH—Beck’s, a 72-year-old landmark restaurant in Calabash, has burned in a fire that broke out Monday.

    The fire at the historic restaurant on River Road near Beach Drive was reported at 10:10 p.m. Monday, a little over an hour after the restaurant had closed for the evening.

    “The whole back of the roof was fully involved when we got here,” said Honey Shore, public information officer for the Calabash Fire Department.

  • Elections: Candidate profiles

    The Brunswick Beacon requested all candidates listed with the Brunswick County Board of Elections at the end of September complete a candidate profile so we could share their information with our readers. Below are links to profiles from candidates who complied.

    Brunswick Commissioner District 4
    Brenda McMillian, D

  • Elections: N.C. Supreme Court Justice, Sam Ervin IV

    Name: Sam J. Ervin, IV

    Town of residence: Morganton, North Carolina

    Political office sought: Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

    Political affiliation: judicial races are non-partisan

    Candidate website address: www.ErvinforSupremeCourt.com

    Profession: Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

  • Elections: N.C. Court of Appeals, David Robinson

    Name: David S. Robinson

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: NC Court of Appeals

    Political affiliation: Registered Republican; Nonpartisan Election

    Candidate website address: www.robinsonfornc.com

    Profession: Attorney, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service; Law Degree from George Washington University National Law Center

  • Elections: N.C. Lt. Governor, Dan Forest

    Name: Dan Forest

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: Lt. Governor, North Carolina

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Campaign website address:www.danforest.com

    Profession: Architect; former senior partner and office president of the state's largest architectural firm.

    Education: Two undergraduate degrees from UNC-Charlotte; Graduate of the College of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte.

    Family: Wife Alice; four children ages 7-19. 

  • Elections: N.C. Insurance Commissioner

    Name: Wayne Goodwin

    Town of residence: Raleigh (native of Hamlet, NC)

    Political office sought: NC Insurance Commissioner

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.WayneGoodwin.org and www.RepublicansforGoodwin.com

    Profession: Lawyer

  • Elections: N.C. Governor, Barbara Howe

    Name: Barbara Howe

    Town of residence: Oxford, NC

    Political office sought: Governor

    Political affiliation: Libertarian

    Candidate website address: barbarahowe.net

    Profession: Homemaker

    Education: B.A., English and psychology, Pfeiffer College, 1975.

    Family information:
    Spouse, Tom Howe.
    Two sons, one daughter.

    Organizations or affiliations:
    Libertarian Party of North Carolina
    Grassroots North Carolina
    Gun Owners of America
    La Leche League

  • Elections: Superintendent of Public Instruction, June Atkinson

    Name: June Atkinson

    Town of residence: Raleigh, North Carolina

    Political office sought: StateSuperintendent of Public Instruction

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.juneatkinsonnc.com

    Profession: Educator-former business teacher, administrator, and currently State Superintendent


  • Elections: N.C. Commissioner of Labor, John Brooks

    Name: John C. Brooks

    Town of residence: Raleigh, North Carolina

    Political office sought: N.C. Commissioner of Labor

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.brookslaborcomm.com

    Profession: Attorney


    Greenville High School Diploma
    A.B., Economics and Political Science, U.N.C., Chapel Hill
    J.D., University of Chicago Law School
    Government Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Univ.

  • Elections: N.C. Auditor, Beth Wood

    Name: Beth A. Wood, CPA

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: North Carolina Office of State Auditor

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.bethwoodcampaign.com

    Profession: CPA - Currently NC State Auditor

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University, Greenville

    Family information: Married - Husband Sam

    Organizations or affiliations: