Teen charged with murdering 17-year-old in Seagate area of Wilmington

The photograph shows the area where 17-year-old Raymond Kain V was found murdered. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington teen has been charged with murder in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Kain V one week ago in the Seagate area. Tyler Matthew Yee, 17, was arrested Tuesday morning by U.S. Marshals in the 5700 block of Park Avenue, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. He faces charges of […]

Controlled burns scheduled at Orton Plantation through spring

A controlled burn by the Nature Conservancy in North Carolina (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina Facebook page)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — If you see smoke around Orton Plantation over the next couple of months, don’t be alarmed. Orton Plantation has begun its annual controlled burns this month, which will continue this spring. According to the Orton Plantation, the burns will take place until May 1 as the weather allows and permits are available. […]

More than 2,000 acres of North Carolina’s coast closed to shellfish harvesting

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SOUTHEASTERN, NORTH CAROLINA — State fisheries authorities have closed 2,450 acres of North Carolina’s coastal waters to shellfish harvesting after the waters failed to meet required bacteriological standards. Locally, nearly 200 acres of coastal waters in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties have been closed until further testing meets quality standards, according to the North […]

Wilmington police rule out crash, say teen found in road was murdered

UPDATE: Wilmington police have identified the victim in the Thursday night homicide on Sebrell Avenue as 17-year-old Raymond Kain, according to a Tweet by the Wilmington Police Department on Saturday. The cause of the teen’s death is still unknown.  —- WILMINGTON — Wilmington police are investigating the murder of a 17-year-old boy Thursday night. Detectives opened […]

Where We Live: Inside the Bell-Clemmons House, a Civil War-era home and bed and breakfast

Originally a privately-owned home, the house was sold for $400 in 1873 and later became a boarding house in the early 1900s. A century later in 2004, it was completely renovated and then turned into a bed and breakfast.

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Where We Live: A weekly look at the homes in the Cape Fear Region SOUTHPORT — Rick and Cathi Ulrich weren’t looking to own their own business or a bed and breakfast when they were searching for their retirement home in Southport. But when Cathi Ulrich walked into the Bell-Clemmons House and saw the kitchen, […]

Update: Wilmington chief, New Hanover County sheriff say filming police is legal after Uber incident

Can you shoot video of your interactions with police in North Carolina? Both a Wilmington Police officer and New Hanover County Sheriff's Department deputy told Uber driver Jesse Bright it was illegal recently. Their respective departments later said it was not. (Courtesy of Jesse Bright)

WILMINGTON, North Carolina — Leaders of both the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office have issued statements regarding a video of a late February traffic stop in Wilmington. The video, shot by a local Uber driver who is also an attorney, shows a traffic stop in during which the attorney claims authorities lied […]