Pet saved from Wilmington house fire

A pet ferret was recovered in good health after it went missing during a fire Tuesday afternoon at a home in the 200 block of Bagley Drive. Firefighters weren’t able to capture the pet, but did secure it in an unburned room at the home. Fire officials report more than $90,000 in damages to the […]

Narcotics conviction gets Wilmington man 21-year sentence

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for narcotics trafficking. According to U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker, U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard sentenced 44-year-old Carl Eugene McPhaul  to 262 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. On May 7, McPhaul pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver […]

Two detained for robbery on Market Street

Two robbery suspects were detained this morning at the Ramada Inn at 5001 Market St. after an incident police say was likely a drug transaction gone bad. A witness reported the robbery just off Market Street to police, who then followed the suspects as they drove off in a green Honda Accord. Police apprehended the suspects […]

Two teens arrested for breaking and entering vehicles

HAMPSTEAD – Two teen-agers were arrested Friday in Hampstead on multiple charges of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and related charges.  Pender County sheriff’s deputies are in search of a third teen suspected to be involved in the same break-ins. Solace Ulysses Walsh, 16, and Jeffrey Thomas Head, 18, were arrested after an […]

Pender County deputies arrest two on drug charges

    Pender County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men last week on a variety of drug and other charges in unrelated cases. On Tuesday, following a routine traffic stop in Pender County, police discovered 10 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle driven by Derric Lejuan Lee, 48,  and charged him with drug trafficking.  He is […]

Wilmington man facing multiple drug charges

  WILMINGTON – A 28-year-old Wilmington man is facing nearly two dozen drug-related felony charges after New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested him Thursday and seized heroin valued at almost $50,000, more than $10,000 in cash and other contraband. Sheriff’s detectives held a news conference Friday to announce the arrest of Gregory Donell Miller, 28, […]

Former district attorney denies wrongdoing after felony indictment

BOLIVIA—Rex Gore, former district attorney for Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, maintains he did not benefit financially from an arrangement with one of his former assistant district attorneys as alleged in a recent indictment. Gore was indicted Monday, August 20, by a Brunswick County grand jury. The charge, conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense, […]

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