Convicted felon arrested for stolen gun

A convicted felon faces felony charges after he was found with a stolen weapon Monday night. A patrol sergeant with the Wilmington Police Department stopped Antonio Lavone Newsome, 43, of Wilmington riding a bicycle with no light at 9:49 p.m. in the 2100 block of Princess Place Drive.   Wilmington Police Department Public Information Officer Lucy […]

Deputy charged in fatal wreck

A Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy has been charged in the death of a motorcyclist. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating the wreck, which occurred on U.S. 17 near Calabash in Brunswick County Monday afternoon. Adam Lockner, 59, a patrol deputy who has been with the sheriff’s office since 2009, has been […]

Two arrested after a year-long investigation

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division announced that after a year-long investigation, two were arrested on Friday, September 14, at their residence at Bird Nest Court, in Wilmington. Joseph Scott Apodaca, 44, of Wilmington has been arrested on 20 criminal charges. Jessie Layne McCallie, 29, of Wilmington has been arrested for seven criminal charges. […]

Wilmington man arrested for multiple drug charges

Following an eight-week investigation, New Hanover County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Wilmington man on multiple drug charges. According to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. J.J. Brewer, Darryl Bernard Pearsall Jr., 30, was arrested for possessing four pounds of marijuana with a street value of $9,500. Brewer said the arrest was made after […]

Drive-by shooting under investigation

Wilmington Police are investigating a drive-by shooting reported at 11:05 p.m. Thursday that left one Wilmington man injured. Police say shots were fired in the 1100 block of South 13th Street, leaving a 32-year-old man injured at the scene.  The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. […]

K-9 unit aids in arrest

A dog with Wilmington Police Department K-9 unit assisted in the arrest of a man on drug charges, early Thursday morning. Brandon Montrell Wilson, 24, from Wilmington was arrested around 2a.m. during a routine traffic stop for speeding in the 1400 block of Princess Street, after the officer found 27 bags of heroin, a small amount of […]

Former radio host loses husband in Missouri crash

A Wilmington radio personality sustained minor injuries on Tuesday, in a Missouri highway car crash that killed her husband. Joan Martin, known in the Wilmington area as “Joanie D” on WWQQ in the 1980s and ’90s and then on The Bone last year, was with her husband George when their RV crashed into a tractor […]

Pet saved from Wilmington house fire

A pet ferret was recovered in good health after it went missing during a fire Tuesday afternoon at a home in the 200 block of Bagley Drive. Firefighters weren’t able to capture the pet, but did secure it in an unburned room at the home. Fire officials report more than $90,000 in damages to the […]

Two detained for robbery on Market Street

Two robbery suspects were detained this morning at the Ramada Inn at 5001 Market St. after an incident police say was likely a drug transaction gone bad. A witness reported the robbery just off Market Street to police, who then followed the suspects as they drove off in a green Honda Accord. Police apprehended the suspects […]

Two teens arrested for breaking and entering vehicles

HAMPSTEAD – Two teen-agers were arrested Friday in Hampstead on multiple charges of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and related charges.  Pender County sheriff’s deputies are in search of a third teen suspected to be involved in the same break-ins. Solace Ulysses Walsh, 16, and Jeffrey Thomas Head, 18, were arrested after an […]

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