Deputies charge man with second-degree murder in Monkey Junction shooting, ID victim

New Hanover County Detectives at the scene of a shooting incident on Julia Drive in the Sycamore Grove neighborhood. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives have identified 39-year-old Terry Dale Greenwood as the man killed in the Monkey Junction area following a shooting early Wednesday morning. Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Greenwood’s death, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies responded to gunfire […]

Former Topsail coach, teaching assistant facing another human trafficking charge

Ahmad Garrison

PENDER COUNTY — Former Topsail High School track coach and assistant teacher Ahmad Rashad Garrison faces additional charges in a case of human trafficking and sexual involvement with a student, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday. Garrison, 27, of 305 Cedar Island Trial in Holly Ridge, was arrested Feb. 9, after he allegedly showed […]

One man dead, two men injured after shooting in Monkey Junction

New Hanover County Detectives at the scene of a shooting incident on Julia Drive in the Sycamore Grove neighborhood. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an incident in the Monkey Junction area that left one man dead and two others injured. According to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer, a shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Julia […]

British citizen pleads guilty to trafficking meth in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A British citizen will serve more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking charges on Monday. Tristan James Campbell Mardall, 48, a United States resident and citizen of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court to one count of trafficking in methamphetamine, according to District Attorney […]

Carolina Beach woman charged with running an adoption scam involving an unborn child

Search warrants indicate detectives searched Wendy George's condo in the Sand Pebbles condos in Carolina Beach.

CAROLINA BEACH — A woman faces multiple felony charges in an adoption scam involving several victims in various parts of the country, including Ohio and Nebraska. Wendy Mae George, 37, of 1101 S. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach, was recently charged with four counts of obtaining property by false pretense, according to arrest warrants […]

Former superior court judge takes plea after federal bribery, corruption charges vacated for new trial

RALEIGH — Former North Carolina Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones II has pleaded guilty to promising payment to an FBI Task Force Officer in exchange for his wife’s text messages. This after earlier convictions on paying bribes, paying gratuities and attempting to corrupt an official proceeding were vacated. U.S. Attorney John Stuart Bruce recently announced the […]

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