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Political

  • 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

     

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.