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Today's News

  • Holden Beach Land Use Plan survey under way

    In an effort to better understand the issues most important to the citizens of Holden Beach and to assist in the town’s Land Use Plan update, the town asks residents to complete a short questionnaire online at surveymonkey.com/r/HBLUP.

    Town staff will tabulate the responses and integrate concerns into the updated Land Use Plan. Results will be available on the town’s website, http://hbtownhall.com/, once complete.

    For more information, call Holden Beach Planning and Inspections director Tim Evans at 842-6080.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman drowns in Intracoastal Waterway

    A 25-year-old Ocean Isle Beach woman drowned in the Intracoastal Waterway between Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach on Friday, Oct. 19.

    The body of Blaire Whitney Anderson, of Ocean Haven Road, was recovered Saturday, Oct. 20, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    The sheriff’s office received a call about 11:30 a.m. about a body in the water near 2067 Inland Drive.

    Inland Drive is on the mainland near the town’s west end, Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith said Saturday.

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 candidate Joanne Levitan

    Name: Joanne Levitan

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 5

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 61

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in economics from Goucher College; Master of Business Administration in information systems from NYU Stern School of Business

    Profession: Retired quality assurance engineer

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 candidate Gerald “Jerry” Benton

    Name: Gerald “Jerry” Benton

     

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 5

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

     

    Age: 38

     

    Town of residence: Leland

     

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology from UNCW

     

    Profession: Retired; disabled veteran

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 3 candidate Charles W. Miller

    Name: Charles W. Miller

     

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 3

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

     

    Age: 52

     

    Town of residence: Southport

     

    Education: South Brunswick High School, 1984; Cape Fear Community College, 1987

    Profession: Brunswick County chief deputy sheriff

     

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 3 candidate William Flythe

    Name: William Flythe

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 3

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 73

    Town of residence: Southport

    Education: Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Johnson C. Smith University and Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Howard University

    Profession: Retired after 20 years spent in industry as a chemist and senior laboratory supervisor and 15 years spent in the classroom teaching chemistry, physical science and/or physics at the high school and college levels.

  • Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 2 candidate Marilyn Priddy

    Name: Marilyn Priddy

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 2

    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated on ballot because of petition process; registered Democrat

    Age: 66

    Town of residence: Shallotte

    Education: Bachelor of Science in biology, Honors Program, Ball State University

    Profession: Science teacher; industrial hygienist; environmental health and safety consultant; quality coordinator

  • Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 2 candidate John Martin “Marty” Cooke Jr.

    Name: John Martin “Marty” Cooke Jr.

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 2

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 62

    Town of residence: Shallotte

    Education: The Citadel, Bachelor of Arts in history; Regent University, Master of Arts in communication /television and film production and doctorate studies in leadership; North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership fellow; UNC School of Government Advanced Leadership Academy

  • Brunswick County Sheriff candidate Charles Warren

    Name: Charles Warren

     

    Office sought: Brunswick County Sheriff

     

    Party affiliation: Democrat

     

    Age: not provided

     

    Town of residence: Oak Island

     

    Education: Springfield College, Master of Science

    Profession: Retired

     

  • Brunswick County Sheriff candidate John W. Ingram V

    Name: John W. Ingram V

    Office sought: Brunswick County Sheriff

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 49

    Town of residence: Bolivia

    Education: Graduate of West Brunswick High School; criminal justice degree; studied at Southeastern Community College, Brunswick Community College, Columbia Southern University

    Profession: Brunswick County sheriff

    Political and public service experience: Served as Brunswick County sheriff since 2007