Man shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon on Walnut Street

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WILMINGTON — Detectives are investigating after a man was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting on Walnut Street. Police responded to the 800 block of Walnut Street at about 3:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported hearing a single shot fired in the area, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. When officers arrived […]

Wilmington woman pleads guilty to going against court order, taking children from a bus stop


WILMINGTON — A Wilmington woman pleaded guilty to going against a court order and taking her two children from a bus stop in Pender County. Nikcole Legeria Pratt, 32, pleaded guilty in Pender County Superior Court on Sept. 26 to two counts of felony custody violations, according to a notice from District Attorney Ben David. […]

Carolina Beach shooting suspect faces additional attempted murder charges

Thomas Coulson appeared in New Hanover County District Court

CAROLINA BEACH – Thomas Henry Coulson made his first court appearance today and faced additional attempted murder charges in connection with firing a shots at three officers in a Carolina Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon. Coulson, 21, appeared before Judge Sandra Ray in New Hanover County District Court on Tuesday afternoon and faced a total of six […]

Carolina Beach police name 21-year-old in rifle attack on officers

Carolina Beach police on the scene of an active shooter investigation. (Photo by Christina Haley,)

CAROLINA BEACH — Carolina Beach Police have identified 21-year-old Thomas Henry Coulson as the shooter in an incident that took place Monday afternoon just after 3 p.m. There were no injuries during the incident, but police are also now saying that at least one officer was struck by a bullet, which hit the officer’s equipment and […]

Carolina Beach officers were under fire soon after responding to Sea Ray Lane


CAROLINA BEACH — Police Chief Chris Spivey Monday afternoon said some streets in the Sea Ray Lane area will remain closed for several hours following an active shooter situation. Spivey said the streets are being kept closed for the collection of evidence after a male opened fire in the neighborhood with a “military or assault-style” […]

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