Teen charged with murdering 17-year-old in Seagate area of Wilmington

The photograph shows the area where 17-year-old Raymond Kain V was found murdered. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington teen has been charged with murder in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Kain V one week ago in the Seagate area. Tyler Matthew Yee, 17, was arrested Tuesday morning by U.S. Marshals in the 5700 block of Park Avenue, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. He faces charges of […]

Wilmington police rule out crash, say teen found in road was murdered

UPDATE: Wilmington police have identified the victim in the Thursday night homicide on Sebrell Avenue as 17-year-old Raymond Kain, according to a Tweet by the Wilmington Police Department on Saturday. The cause of the teen’s death is still unknown.  —- WILMINGTON — Wilmington police are investigating the murder of a 17-year-old boy Thursday night. Detectives opened […]

ICE investigation in Brunswick County ends in suspect shooting; officer on administrative leave

Editor’s note: An investigation has cleared Brunswick County Sheriff’s Officer Major Laurie Watson of any wrongdoing and she has be reinstated to full duty. That story can be read here. BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A 28-year-old man, the subject of a federal immigration and customs investigation, was shot at his home during an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning. […]

Teen charged with murder in New Hanover County

Khai Anthony Ressler

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A teen has been charged with murder in the death of a 57-year-old man on Saturday. Khai Anthony Ressler, 17, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Oscar Curtis Adams, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance […]

Police: Pedestrian ‘darts’ in front of pickup truck, killed in wreck at Third and Castle streets

WILMINGTON — A 63-year-old pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, the wreck happened at the intersection of South Third and Castle streets at about 6:55 p.m. Wednesday. The wreck happened when the man entered the roadway unlawfully, disregarding the “don’t walk” signal […]

Police identify man killed after falling out the back of a pickup truck

WILMINGTON — Police have identified a Wilmington man who died after falling out of the back a pickup truck Saturday afternoon. Arturo Arista Morales, 36, died at the scene at the intersection of Rutledge Drive and Graham Street, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn  Lindsay. The incident happened at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Police […]

Four more arrested in Brunswick County drug sweeps

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Four more offenders have joined the dozens arrested last weekend by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit after multiple investigations into illegal drug activity throughout the county. Last week, the Sheriff John Ingram’s Office credited community complaints and tips for triggering various investigations across Brunswick that lead arrests Sunday and […]

Opioids, ‘one of the most frightening issues of our time’

“It’s one of the most frightening issues of our time. It’s also one of the most important." --- Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo


Author’s note: Anecdotes and statistics agree, Wilmington is suffering an epidemic of opioid drug use. What remains unclear –– and what this series hopes to clarify –– are fundamental questions about the epidemic. The epidemic does not have one single narrative but, instead,  intertwining threads. Street heroin has a different, but related, story to prescription drugs. […]

Wilmington 20-year-old sentenced to life for killing U.S. Marine during drug deal

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man will serve a life time in prison for a shooting in February 2015 that killed 34-year-old Robert Scott, a former Marine.  A New Hanover County jury found Tyler Greenfield, 20, guilty Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill – inflicting serious […]