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Political

  • U.S. House District 7 candidate Kyle Horton

    Name:
Dr. Kyle Horton

    Office sought: U.S. House District 7

    Party affiliation:
Democrat

    Age: 39

    Town of residence: Kure Beach

    Education: Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; doctorate and Master of Business Administration earned in five-year dual degree physician leadership development program at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio; internal medicine residency at Virginia Commonwealth University

    Profession:
Internal medicine physician

  • U.S. House District 7 candidate David Fallin

    Name: David Fallin

    Office sought: U.S. House District 7

    Party affiliation: Constitution

    Town of residence: Rocky Point

    Education: Bachelor of Science in building technology, Associate in Science in computer programming

    Profession: Self-employed contractor

    Political and public service experience: NCAA basketball and high school referee

  • Candidate profiles for contested 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 Nov. 6’s general 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.

    These profiles will be published again in the Nov. 1 edition.

  • BCSD to provide rides to polls on Election Day

    Brunswick County Senior Democrats will provide free rides to the polls from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    The BCSD has 27 members who will be on standby on Election Day to provide rides to the polls for those who want to vote, but do not have transportation to get to a local polling place.

    Rides to the polls on Election Day are being provided for voters in Bolivia, Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Southport, St. James, Oak Island, Leland, Navassa, Belville and Winnabow.

  • Candidate forums scheduled for Oct. 10, 17

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear and WECT-TV will present two Brunswick County candidate forums moderated by news anchor Jon Evans.

    Listen to candidates for the U.S. House District 7, state Senate District 8 and state House District 18 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Leland Town Hall. There will also be a meet-and-greet opportunity for state House District 17, Brunswick County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education candidates.

  • 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.

  • Williams elected state commissioners association second vice president

    Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams was elected second vice president of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners during the association’s annual conference Aug. 22-25 in Catawba County.

  • Rouzer appointed as conferee on Farm Bill

    Congressman David Rouzer, R-N.C., was appointed to serve on a bipartisan and bicameral conference committee charged with producing a final Farm Bill to strengthen the farm safety net and make critical reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

  • 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