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Today's News

  • USDA launches interactive tool on opioid crisis

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic.

    The opioid misuse Community Assessment Tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic, census and other public information. This data will help leaders, researchers and policymakers assess what actions will be most effective in addressing the opioid crisis at the local level.

  • Medication disposal event Oct. 27

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional health care, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties, including Brunswick, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    The two Brunswick County sites are NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Drive, Leland, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive NE, Bolivia.

    Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

  • Free legal assistance available for survivors of Hurricane Florence

    A toll-free legal aid hotline is available for survivors of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer free of charge, is a partnership between the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division with support from the North Carolina Bar Foundation, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • 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