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Political

  • Rouzer receives Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

    Congressman David Rouzer of North Carolina and his legislative director Jason Cooke were both recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians for their work advancing primary care.

    Rouzer and Cooke were two of four recipients of the Congressional Primary Care Champion Care Awards. Rouzer, with the help of Cooke, cofounded the bipartisan Primary Care Caucus in 2015 to improve access to primary care and address the state’s physician shortage.

  • Horton opposes prosposed Delco log fumigation operation
  • Rouzer joins Ag Committee in releasing 2018 Farm Bill

    On April 12, Congressman David Rouzer, R-N.C., joined members of the House Committee on Agriculture in unveiling H.R. 2 — the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill, which funds farm programs through 2023. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 works to address the five-year, 52 percent decline in farm income by providing certainty that a simple extension of current policy cannot provide, according to a news release from Rouzer’s office.

  • 2018 primary candidate profiles for contested Brunswick County races

    The Beacon asked candidates in contested races within our coverage area to fill out and return questionnaires seeking basic information for readers ahead of May 8’s primary election. All were asked for the same information.Each was asked to be brief in sharing their political and public service experience; to identify, in 100 words or less, the top issues in our community they plan to address; and explain, in 100 words or less, how they will address these issues if elected.

  • Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 1 candidate Randy Thompson

    Name: Randy Thompson

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 59

    Town of residence: Sunset Beach

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in public administration from Shaw University; associate degree in fire protection technology from Durham Technical Community College

    Profession: Retired public safety professional with more than 30 years of experience, last position as Brunswick County Emergency Services director

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 candidate Gerald “Jerry” Benton

    Name: Gerald “Jerry” Benton

     

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 seat

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

     

    Age: 37

     

    Town of residence: Leland

     

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology

     

    Profession: Retired; disabled veteran

     

  • N.C. House of Representatives District 17 candidate Frank Iler

    Name: Frank Iler

    Office sought: N.C. House of Representatives District 17 seat

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Town of residence: Oak Island

    Education: Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimsley High) College prep; Campbell College (now University) bachelor’s degree in business; Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., graduate courses in business

    Profession: Cost accountant in the textile industry; budget supervisor in the fast food industry; small business owner; sales and marketing in the food and automotive industries

  • N.C. State Senate District 8 candidate Anthony H. Mascolo

    Name: Anthony H. Mascolo

    Office sought: N.C. State Senate District 8 seat

    Party affiliation: Libertarian

    Age: 59

    Town of residence: Shallotte

    Education: Bethpage High School; New York Institute of Technology, behavioral science/criminal justice major

    Profession: Retired police lieutenant; lay minister certified in parish business administration, Roman Catholic Church.

    Political and public service experience: Chairman, Libertarian Party of Brunswick County; National Libertarian Party member since 2003

  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Dr. Kyle Horton

    Name: Dr. Kyle Horton

    Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 38

    Town of residence: Kure Beach

    Education: Summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; MD and MBA in a combined five-year dual degree physician leadership program from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio; internal medicine residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

  • Candidate forum Sept. 12 in Southport

    A candidate forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Southport Community Center at 223 E. Bay St.

    Sponsored by Southport Indivisible-Stepping Forward, the event features candidates for Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, sheriff, and state House and Senate.

    Attendees may greet candidates, hear issues discussed, ask questions, get information about ballots and voting, and register to vote. Refreshments will be served.