Man who learned how to make crack cocaine over the Internet sentenced to more than 5 years in prison


WILMINGTON — Prosecutors say a Wilmington man who pleaded guilty to drug charges in New Hanover County Superior Court this week learned how to make crack cocaine over the Internet. Sherman Leon Pearson, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession with intent to sell heroin, possession of a […]

Police seek information in shooting that injured man on North 30th Street

WILMINGTON – Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a shooting that injured a 33-year-old man in the Creekwood public housing community Monday night. The shooting happened in the 900 block of North 30th Street just before 11 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Officers responded to the area for a ShotSpotter […]

Two Wilmington fire department captains charged with embezzlement of city property

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WILMINGTON – Two Wilmington Fire Department captains are facing felony charges in an embezzlement case involving the use of and, in one case, the attempted sale of fire department property. Robert David Kidd, 45, of Wilmington, was arrested Wednesday on charges of embezzlement by a public official or trustee and obtaining property by false pretenses, […]

Alleged impaired driver crashes into historic Wilmington National Cemetery

A vehicle struck a brick wall of the Wilmington National Cemetery at 20th and Princess Streets, causing damage to headstones. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

  WILMINGTON — A man has been charged with impaired driving in an overnight wreck that damaged the brick wall and several headstones at the Wilmington National Cemetery. A vehicle slammed into the wall of the national cemetery at 2011 Market St. just after midnight Wednesday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley. Police say the […]

Wilmington man charged with murders of Lillington woman, unborn child, at Best Western hotel

Wilmington police on scene at the Best Western on Market Street investigating the suspicious death of a young woman. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — Detectives have charged a Wilmington man with the murder of a pregnant Lillington woman at the Best Western hotel last week. Tevin Demetrius Vann, 24, was arrested and booked at the New Hanover County jail without bond Tuesday night. He faces two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths 21-year-old Ashley […]

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