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 […]

UPDATE: New Hanover County teen missing after skipping school returns home

Reese Cole Bledsoe

UPDATE, Thursday: Reese Cole Bledsoe, 15, is safe and has returned home to his family, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. —- NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing 15-year-old boy. Reese Cole Bledsoe was last seen at about 7:30 a.m. leaving school […]