Ocean Isle Beach teen takes plea for wreck that killed 13-year-old boy

Devin Keither Harris

BRUNSWICK COUNTY —  A Brunswick County teen charged in connection with a Shallotte wreck that killed a 13-year-old Caleb Smith has pleaded guilty in the case. Devin Keither Harris, 19, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and interfering with an electronic monitoring device in connection with the […]

Supply man pleads guilty to killing 21-year-old woman in April 2014

William Calvin Steward

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Supply man will serve at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Iqueisha Tequila Monique Collins in April 2014. William Calvin Steward, 38, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court before Judge James Gregory Bell. Along with the murder plea, […]

Wanted murder suspect arrested in February shooting, held without bond

WILMINGTON — U.S. Marshals and Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department have arrested a murder suspect wanted in the city. William Shemont Springer, 32, of Wilmington, who has been charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 5 shooting death of 28-year-old Montreal Holmes, according to Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Holmes was killed in […]

Parents asked to watch students’ social media after Topsail track coach charged with additional sex acts with student

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is asking parents of students to keep watch over their children’s access to social media websites. Through their investigation, detectives have discovered that Garrison allegedly used Instagram and other common web sites to have inappropriate contact with some students.

Ahmad Garrison

PENDER COUNTY — A  former Topsail High School assistant teacher and track coach faces additional charges of sexual activity involving another female victim. Ahmad Rashad Garrison, 27, of 305 Cedar Island Trail in Holly Ridge, faces additional charges of four counts of sex act with a student, Pender County Sheriff’s Office Capt. James Rowell announced […]

Reward offered for information leading to arrest in series of thefts at Wilmington car dealerships

Land Rover Lower Cape Fear was one of several local car dealerships hit by thieves in the area. Photo from Goggle Maps.

WILMINGTON — Crime Stoppers of the Lower Cape Fear is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of the individuals responsible for stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of tires, wheels, and cars from several local car dealerships over the past eight months. Since June 2016, there have been […]

New Hanover County inmate charged with NewBridge Bank robbery, dies in Central Prison

Michael Shayne Rollings

RALEIGH — A Wilmington man charged with four armed robberies in the area is the subject of a death investigation at Central Prison in Raleigh. State and local Raleigh authorities on Monday announced an investigation into his apparent suicide. Michael Shane Rollings, 36, was pronounced dead at WakeMed on Sunday, according to North Carolina Department of […]