Prosecutors say victim was shot, stabbed eight times in altercation over accused killer’s wife

Aaron Stephens made his first appearance in court on Thursday, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old  Terry Greenwood. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The bond has been set at $1 million for a Hells Angels gang member charged with killing 39-year-old Terry Greenwood early Wednesday morning in Monkey Junction. Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in Greenwood’s death. He made video first appearance Thursday afternoon in New Hanover County […]

Deputies charge man with second-degree murder in Monkey Junction shooting, ID victim

New Hanover County Detectives at the scene of a shooting incident on Julia Drive in the Sycamore Grove neighborhood. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives have identified 39-year-old Terry Dale Greenwood as the man killed in the Monkey Junction area following a shooting early Wednesday morning. Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Greenwood’s death, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies responded to gunfire […]

Proposed ‘brunch bill’ could allow alcohol sales before noon on Sunday in North Carolina

Local establishments believe the ability to sell alcohol before noon Sundays could help their bottom line.

RALEIGH — A long standing ban on alcohol sales before noon on Sundays in North Carolina could be lifted. A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate aims to make changes to one of the state’s “blue laws.”  Bi-partisan legislation as part of Senate Bill 155 (S155) would give counties and cities the ability to […]

Carolina Beach woman charged with running an adoption scam involving an unborn child

Search warrants indicate detectives searched Wendy George's condo in the Sand Pebbles condos in Carolina Beach.

CAROLINA BEACH — A woman faces multiple felony charges in an adoption scam involving several victims in various parts of the country, including Ohio and Nebraska. Wendy Mae George, 37, of 1101 S. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach, was recently charged with four counts of obtaining property by false pretense, according to arrest warrants […]

‘Killing with kindness’ – where are prescription opioids coming from?


Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the people using them? Some questions remain: what is at the root of epidemic? Why is this epidemic hitting our area so hard – harder than nearly anywhere else in the nation? […]