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Political

  • 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.

  • Primary election candidate filing period begins Feb. 12

    The candidate filing period for the May 8 primary election begins at noon Monday, Feb. 12, and continues through noon Wednesday, Feb. 28.

    “We look forward to assisting the candidates as they file for office. Our staff is ready to ensure candidates have a smooth filing process,” Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Sara Knotts said.

  • 2018 Women’s March planned for Jan. 20

    The 2018 Women’s March will take place Jan. 20 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Hosted by Grand Strand Action Together and the Coastal Carolina Coalition, the march will start at 11 a.m. at Anderson Park, 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., and conclude at Plyler Park, 1309 N. Ocean Blvd. The rally will begin at noon.

  • Redistricting forum planned for Jan. 18

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, along with several sponsors including Duke University, will sponsor a forum, “Redistricting the Fair Way,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lumina Theater in the Fisher Center at UNCW.

    Tom Ross, former chancellor of UNC and a former judge, will be the presenter and a UNCW political science professor will facilitate questions from the audience.

  • Rabon to help lead judicial reform and redistricting committee

    State Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, will serve as co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting with Sens. Dan Bishop and Sen. Warren Daniel. State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore announced the creation of the committee on Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Other state senators on the committee are Dan Barrett, Dan Blue, Jay Chaudhuri, Chuck Edwards, Joel Ford, Ralph Hise, Floyd McKissick, Wesley Meredith, Paul Newton, Shirley Randleman, Norm Sanderson and Terry Van Duyn.

  • Election canvass confirms H2GO board majority flip

    The balance of the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO five-member board will tip to the opponents of a reverse osmosis water plant that is under construction.

    After a recount Wednesday, Nov. 15, and canvass Friday, Nov. 17, incumbent Ron Jenkins and new candidates Rodney McCoy and Bill Beer were confirmed as the official winners of the three open seats on the H2GO board of commissioners.

    Jenkins’ number of votes increased from an unofficial total of 1,984 votes Nov. 7 to a final total of 1,996.

  • Nov. 7 official Brunswick County municipal election results

    Bald Head Island mayor (one precinct)

    Andy Sayre (incumbent) 91

    Mary Kathryn Adcock (write-in) 79

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 5

    Bald Head Island Village Council

    (one seat; one precinct)

    James P. Bonica 74

    Betsi Stephen 100

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 0

    Belville mayor (three precincts)

    Mike Allen (incumbent) 141

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 10

    Mark McAllister (write-in) 6

    Belville Town Board of Commissioners

    (two seats; three precincts)

  • Sunset Beach Town Council candidate E. Wilson Sherrill

    Name: E. Wilson Sherrill

    Office sought: Sunset Beach Town Council

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 74

    Education: Associate degree in electronics engineering technology from N.C. State University School of Engineering in 1963

    Profession: Realtor since 2004; retired from Duke Energy, Charlotte in 2003, after 40 years of service

  • Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Charlie Nern

    Name: Charlie Nern

    Office sought: Sunset Beach Town Council

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 70

    Education: Studied at American University, Prince Georges Community College and Northern Virginia Community College

    Profession: Retired police officer, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.; retired director of safety and security, Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax City, Va.

    Political and public service experience: none

  • Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Duane Lewis

    Name: Duane Lewis

    Office sought: Sunset Beach Town Council

    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated

    Age: 78

    Education: Bachelor of Science in education (economics)

    Profession: Retired salesman (carpet, stockbroker, economic developer, real estate, builder)

    Political and public service experience: My experiences working with the state of North Carolina as an economic developer is the closest I have come to public service or political involvement other than being chairman of the Sunset Lakes POA for 11 years.