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Political

  • 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.

  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Grayson Parker

    Name: Grayson Parker

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

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 32

    Town of residence: Goldsboro

    Education: Bachelor of Science in management, North Carolina State University; MBA, East Carolina University

    Profession: Small businessman/entrepreneur

    Political and public service experience: Non-establishment political outsider and pragmatist involved in various volunteer and charitable endeavors within the Goldsboro/Wayne communities

  • Early primary results put Benton ahead of Thompson on school board

    By Lindsay Kriz and Brian Slattery
    Staff Writers

    The Brunswick County Board of Education will have a new member come November, according to preliminary May 8 primary results.

    At press time Tuesday, it appeared Jerry Benton of Leland bested incumbent John W. Thompson of Belville to become the District 5 Republican candidate in November, with candidate Robert Cruse of Leland coming in third among the three Republican candidates.

    Benton will face Democrat Joanne Levitan in the Nov. 6 general election.

  • Sykes attends White House Conference

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes joined county commissioners from across North Carolina at the White House on March 14 for the North Carolina County Commissioners White House Conference.

  • Cape Fear RPO advisory committee elects 2018 officers

    The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) elected officers for 2018 at its Feb. 16 meeting. Brunswick County commissioner Frank Williams was unanimously re-elected as chairman and Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann was unanimously re-elected as vice chairman.

  • Williams represents county at NaCo Legislative Conference

    Brunswick County Board of Commissioners chairman Frank Williams represented Brunswick County at the recent National Association of Counties (NaCo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

    “This conference provided an excellent opportunity to learn from county leaders from across the nation, secure face time with Congressman Rouzer and key legislative staffers who represent us on Capital Hill, and discuss key issues facing Brunswick County,” Williams said in a news release.

  • Iler appointed to House Select Committee on School Safety

    House Speaker Tim Moore appointed Rep. Frank Iler, R-Oak Island, to serve on the House Select Committee on School Safety.

  • County commissioner, sheriff races set on final day of election filing

    Four candidates put their name in to run for office before the Feb. 28 deadline to file to run in the May 8 primary or Nov. 6 general election.

    Tom Adams filed Feb. 28 to run against county commissioner Randy Thompson, the District 1 incumbent who filed for re-election Feb. 12, in the Republican primary.

    County commissioner Marty Cooke, the District 2 incumbent, filed for re-election Feb. 12 and will run unopposed.

  • Rouzer announces staff changes

    Congressman David Rouzer has announced two recent staff changes among his district staff following the departure of Dwight Williams, who had been serving as the congressman’s district director. Williams was recently appointed to serve as Clerk of Superior Court for Sampson County.

    Chance Lambeth, who had been serving as the congressman’s deputy district director, has been promoted to district director.