Shallotte teacher charged with selling prescription drugs from her home

Kelly Kiggins Hansen

A Brunswick County middle school teacher who has been employed with the school district for more than a decade was arrested at her home Wednesday evening on drug charges following a month-long investigation. Kelly Kiggins Hansen, 49, of Village Road SW in Shallotte, faces charges of trafficking opium or heroin and possession with intent to […]

Guilty pleas in two crimes against children cases

Two Wilmington men received years-long prison sentences this week in two unrelated cases involving children. John Lee Stevenson Jr., 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Hanover County Superior Court to attempted felony child abuse, according to District Attorney Ben David. Superior Court Judge Phyllis Gorham sentenced Stevenson to 82-111 months in the N.C. Department of […]

Gang member charged in December shooting was only one to suffer injury

A Wilmington teen arrested in connection with a shootout near the Village of Greenfield community in December 2015 was the only one injured and deemed the alleged “aggressor” in the case. Dontay Lamar Tolbert, 17, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, according […]

Wallace man sentenced to life in prison for July 2012 murder

Nashid Porter

A Wallace man has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a 32-year-old Wilmington man in July 2012. Nashid Porter, 38, was convicted by a Pender County jury Thursday afternoon on charges of first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and […]

Wilmington boy, 16, now charged as adult in Privott death

Benjamin Paul Privott

A Wilmington teen charged with the stabbing death of 39-year-old Ben Privott will face charges as an adult following a hearing in juvenile court this week. Cory Grant Sullivan, 16, faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and first-degree burglary in New Hanover County Superior Court, according to the district attorney’s office. The charges […]

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