Pizza delivery driver faces involuntary manslaughter charge in fatal wreck

Brittany Nicole Boddiford

A Wilmington woman faces a new charge in a crash that killed a 36-year-old man earlier this month while she was returning from a pizza delivery. Brittany Nicole Boddiford, 22, was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the May 5 wreck that killed Lacoltus Antwan Grady, according to arrest warrants. Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda […]


More than 100 grams of raw heroin seized, Wilmington man charged

Drug agents seized more than 100 grams of raw heroin last week as the result of a five-month investigation. Photo courtesy of the NHCSO.

A Wilmington man was recently arrested after drug agents allegedly seized more than 100 grams of raw heroin from his vehicle. Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office stopped 31-year-old Aaron Bernard Boyer in his vehicle as he was traveling east on I-40 into the county Thursday, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said. […]


Prosecutor on meth case: This is not an episode of ‘Breaking Bad’

Walter Donald McPherson

A state prosecutor warned about the dangers of making methamphetamine following a man’s guilty plea to charges in a meth case this week. Walter Donald McPherson, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors, and possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell […]


Two injured in shooting at Hanover Street home

Two men were injured following a shooting Wednesday evening inside a home on Hanover Street. Neighbors in the area called 911 to report multiple gunshots were fired at the home located in the 1000 block of Hanover Street at 6:46 p.m., according to Wilmington  Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Officers found a 33-year-old man lying on […]


Substitute teacher charged with assault on student

Peter Jay Julicher

A substitute teacher at South Brunswick Middle School has been fired after he was charged with an assault on a 12-year-old student. Peter Jay Julicher, 70, of Coventry Court in Southport, was charged with misdemeanor simple assault in an incident that occurred around noon Wednesday at the middle school located at 100 Cougar Road in Southport, according […]


Detectives arrest one suspect, search for others in two stabbings Monday

Two separate stabbing incidents happened Monday morning and while detectives have arrested a female suspect in one case, they are searching for two male suspects in another. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, a stabbing occurred in the 5300 block of Market Street at about 2 a.m. Monday, but police were not called […]


Woman charged with midday shooting outside nail salon

Shalindra Nicole Williams

A Wilmington woman has been charged in a midday shooting that began as an altercation inside a local nail salon. Shalindra Nicole Williams, 23, was arrested Saturday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into an occupied or moving vehicle, and discharging a firearm in the city, […]


Prosecutor: Guilty plea shows nature of drug addiction, sex trade

A Wake County man was ordered to serve four months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of promoting prostitution in New Hanover County Superior on Thursday. Prosecutors said the case shows how prostitution can sometimes be linked to drug addiction. Corey James Dale Padgett, 22, of Hidden Oaks Drive in Cary, was arrested […]


Man pleads guilty to selling heroin at Market Street hotel

A Wilmington man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin at a Market Street hotel. Timothy Harris, 35, pleaded guilty to attempting to traffic in heroin, selling heroin, and two counts of possessing, selling or delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, according to New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David. Drug agents […]


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