Sheriff’s auction of dresses gets canceled

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WILMINGTON — Your chance to go couture could have just been cut short. A planned New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department auction of 3,000 dresses and accessories scheduled for Saturday at Independence Mall has been canceled. Lt. Jerry Brewer, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Department, said the auction was canceled because the defendant has filed […]

Area congressman differ in response to Trump-ordered bombing of Syria

"As for Trump, I’m questioning whether he contacted anybody in Congress. And that’s dangerous.” - Congressman Walter B. Jones


WILMINGTON — President Trump ordered a military strike on a Syrian airfield last night in response to a chemical weapon attack earlier in the week that killed as many as 70 civilians. At a brief conference, Trump said, “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack […]

Police search for missing 13-year-old boy, last seen Saturday

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WILMINGTON — Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a teen missing since Saturday. Jayden “Jay” Adam Johnson, 13, was last seen at about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of South Eight Street, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The teen was reported missing on […]

ICE investigation in Brunswick County ends in suspect shooting; officer on administrative leave

Editor’s note: An investigation has cleared Brunswick County Sheriff’s Officer Major Laurie Watson of any wrongdoing and she has be reinstated to full duty. That story can be read here. BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A 28-year-old man, the subject of a federal immigration and customs investigation, was shot at his home during an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning. […]