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Archive for June, 2012

McKeithan leaves CFCC top job

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Has been Cape Fear Community College president for 18 years

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Perdue tries to get lawmakers moving on budget

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is trying again to persuade Republican legislative leaders to negotiate with her so that changes for next year’s North Carolina state budget will take effect on time.

Perdue said Thursday in a statement there is an additional $117 million in revenue this year available to use for public schools, to hire probation and parole officers and meet other needs.

The General Assembly sent last week sent Perdue budget adjustments for the year starting July 1. She has until Sunday to veto the bill or let it become law. She said the bill falls short in education spending.

Budget-writer and GOP Sen. Pete Brunstetter downplayed Perdue’s statement as misleading. He says the extra revenue is largely a timing issue and North Carolina’s financial picture is no better.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Teen facing DWI, other charges after crash that killed her father

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

She ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree and the car overturned

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Area healthcare providers pleased with Supreme Court ruling

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Teen charged in alleged DWI crash that killed father

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A teenager is in jail charged with a drunk driving crash that killed her father early this morning in Brunswick County.

Highway Patrol says Brianna Galloway, 18, of Lumberton, is charged with DWI and felony death by motor vehicle.

Investigators say she was driving on Stone Chimney Road near NC 211 north of Shallotte at 1:37 a.m. when she ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree and flipped her car. Her father, Troy Kevin Galloway, 41, of Supply, died in the crash. Troopers say neither was wearing a seat belt.

Brianna Galloway is in the Brunswick County Jail under $50,000 bond.

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