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  • ELECTION 2011: Shallotte Aldermen Candidates: A closer look into the candidate’s views

     Shallotte Aldermen candidates: Carson Durham IV, Jo Anna Simmons and Eugene (Gene) Vasile, Alan Lewis, Walt Eccard and Michael Pease


    Carson Durham IV

    Why did you decide to run for alderman?  I'm at a point in my life where I have the time and the experience to do more for Shallotte. I've been serving the last 6 years on the Board of Adjustment, the last 3 as chairman and now is the time for me to do more.

  • Carolina Shores robbery under investigation

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday night at the Food Lion store in Carolina Shores.

    The incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. this past Sunday, Oct. 16, according to a sheriff’s department spokesman.

    According to the spokesman, two armed suspects entered the store and forced a store employee to open a safe, taking an undetermined amount of money.

    The spokesman, who did not wish to be identified, said he could not disclose anymore details because it would hinder the investigation.

  • ELECTION 2011: A closer look into the candidate’s views: Shallotte Mayor

     Sara McCullough

    Why did you decide to run for Mayor? 

  • ELECTION 2011: A closer look into the candidate’s views: Shallotte Mayor

     Sara McCullough

    Why did you decide to run for Mayor? 

  • ELECTION 2011:The race for Shallotte mayor centers around economic development

     Sara McCullough and Paula Pease want to be Shallotte’s next mayor.

    They are running for the remaining two years of a four-year term following the death of Mayor Buddy Kelly earlier this year.

    “I’ve been involved with the town of Shallotte for the past 18 years,” McCullough said. “I had considered running for mayor two years ago. However, upon learning that Alderman Buddy Kelly wanted to run for mayor, I felt that he deserved to be mayor and I was eager to campaign for him.

  • ELECTION 2011:Six candidates for three spots on Shallotte board

     SHALLOTTE—There are six candidates vying for three seats on the Shallotte Board of Aldermen in the November election. Each seat is for a four-year term.

    Carson Durham IV, Jo Anna Simmons and Eugene (Gene) Vasille are challenging incumbent candidates Alan Lewis, Walt Eccard and Michael Pease for their seats on the board in the 2011 election.

    The candidates agree the biggest concerns for the town revolve around business retention and development, traffic, lack of local employment opportunities, the vision plan and budget management.

  • ELECTION 2011:Political season in Ocean Isle Beach



    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—As the Nov. 8 election nears candidates for town commissioners in Ocean Isle Beach are talking about the issues.

    Mayor Debbie is unopposed in her re-election bid. Commissioners, however, have a little more competition. There are three seats and four candidates—Dean Walters, Cherri Cheek, Bob Williams and Betty Williamson.

  • Fight, fight and fight some more

     SHALLOTTE—There is nothing that can break Gloria Childress’ passion and zest for life—not even breast cancer.

    “I am a fighter,” Childress said. “You have to believe you can beat it or else it has already beaten you.”

    Childress’ spirit has not been broken by her more than eight-year fight. She is an inspiration to others and lives each day with a renewed determination.

    In August 2003 Childress was vacationing in the Bahamas when she felt a knot under her armpit.

  • Relay for Life kickoff party is Nov. 3


    There is going to be a party and the entire county is invited.

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County is kicking off events for 2012 Relay for Life with a Carnival for a Cure party at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    At the helm of this year’s executive committee are Alicia Sides, Gloria Childress, Melissa Yow and Dee Carlisle. This is the group’s first year working together and they hope to spread Relay awareness.

  • It's our future: Expect great things

     SUPPLY—Children are the future is the message shared by Smart Start of Brunswick County last week at the 2011 State of the Young Child Breakfast at Brunswick Community College.

    Guest speaker Dr. Susanne Adams, president of BCC, shared her thoughts on the importance of early childhood education.

    “While virtually every state has maintained economic development funding at high levels in order to aid job growth, state after state has made cutbacks in child care, preschool and after school programs,” Adams said.