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Today's News

  • Heat index of 110 and higher expected this weekend

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued an excessive heat warning, which will be in effect from 9 a.m. Saturday until 8 p.m. Sunday.

    Heat index values may reach between 110 to 115 degrees with temperatures higher than 100 degrees.

    The hottest temperatures and most extreme heat index values will occur in the middle to late afternoon hours each day. The overall highest values will likely occur on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s throughout the early part of next week.

  • One dead in afternoon house fire

    A house fire in Leland claimed the life of a 47-year-old woman on Friday afternoon.

    Donna Byrd Hambrick was killed in a fire at 6495 Farm Meadows Drive.

    According to Scott Garner, deputy director of Brunswick County Emergency Services, emergency responders received a call about 10 minutes until 1 p.m. for a structure fire.

    “There was one fatality,” Garner said. “The cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

  • Teen charged with father’s death, DWI in early-morning wreck

     A Lumberton teenager has been charged in the death of her father.

    According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Brianna Galloway of Lumberton has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired. The wreck happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28.

    Galloway was driving on Stone Chimney Road in Supply, about 6.3 miles north of Shallotte, when she ran off the road, hit a tree and her vehicle overturned.

    Galloway’s passenger, her father Troy K. Galloway, 41, of Supply, was killed in the wreck.

  • Autopsy shows 3-year-old suffered trauma to chest, abdomen and head

    SHALLOTTE—Three-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister was killed by blunt force injuries to the abdomen.

    The State Medical Examiner’s Office released the official results of Jaronn’s autopsy on Thursday afternoon. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.

  • Several towns have Fourth of July festivities planned

    Independence Day is rapidly approaching. Brunswick County and the surrounding areas offer many ways to celebrate the holiday. There are parades, dancing, live music, food and other festivities including fireworks. Make your plans early and enjoy a relaxing Independence Day with family and friends.

     

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  • Stolen too young: One man’s family speaks out about testicular cancer

    Joseph Anthony Steinbach III was 18 years and 18 days old when he died.

    Joey, as his family called him, bravely battled testicular cancer. Born on June 25, 1985, he died on July 3, 2003. He was a senior at West Brunswick High School and lived in Holden Beach with his family.

    His family will never forget the love he brought to their life and want to spread awareness about the cancer that stole him away.

    “Joey was a super hero on earth,” said Mary Steinbach, his mother.

  • Help the county’s children in need by volunteering or packing a backpack

    Brunswick Family Assistance is looking for volunteers to donate time or resources to change the lives of Brunswick County youth.

    There are several opportunities for the community to get involved. One way is to serve youth breakfast and/or lunch through the summer food service program. Volunteers are also needed to transport children to and from the sites.

    The program, now in its second full week, served more than 2,100 meals the first week.

  • Sunset Slush keeps growing

    Stephen and Catherine Saia, owners of Sunset Slush–Classic Italian Ice, continue to expand their business. This year marks their 10th season in business in Brunswick County.
    Since last season, the Saia’s have been diligent in signing up new independent operators, building a new warehouse facility on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach, and preparing for the 2012 tourist season.

  • Business briefs

    Norton joins Calabash Internal Medicine
    Dr. James Moreci has announced Vanessa Norton, a certified nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience, has joined Calabash Internal Medicine.
    Vanessa Norton, RN, MSN, NP-C, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Queens College in Charlotte, and then went on to complete her master’s degree in nursing with a focus in adult chronic care from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has spent the majority of her career serving Charlotte and the surrounding communities.

  • S-OI Chamber honors its members

    The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 37th annual meeting on June 14, which gives the chamber an opportunity to look at the past year and plan for the next.
    Dennis Coffey of Dosher Memorial Hospital, 2011-2012 chamber president, presented several awards before retiring four of the 15 directors, including himself, and handed over the presidential gavel to 2012-2013 president Sam Keziah of N.C. Farm Bureau.