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 […]

Carolina Beach shooting suspect faces additional attempted murder charges

Thomas Coulson appeared in New Hanover County District Court

CAROLINA BEACH – Thomas Henry Coulson made his first court appearance today and faced additional attempted murder charges in connection with firing a shots at three officers in a Carolina Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon. Coulson, 21, appeared before Judge Sandra Ray in New Hanover County District Court on Tuesday afternoon and faced a total of six […]

National Night Out brings police, firefighters together with the community (Photos)

2016 National Night Out 1

  NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Thunderstorms held off just long enough Thursday evening as area law enforcement and hundreds of community members — adults and children of all ages — gathered in Wilmington and Carolina Beach for “National Night Out.” The event is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of August as a community building […]

Former Carolina Beach reserve officer faces additional sex offense charges

Joseph Adam Silva

A former Carolina Beach reserve officer faces additional felony charges following his arrest last week on a sex offense charge. Joseph Adam Silva, 29, of Carolina Beach, was arrested Thursday evening in the 500 block of Raleigh Avenue on additional sex offense and officer impersonation charges, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jerry […]

Crawl for Paws benefits Carolina Beach Police K9 Unit

Tim Morrison and Wayne Rouse of Crawl for Paws present a check to the Carolina Beach Police Department for their K9 Unit. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The furriest members of the Carolina Beach Police Department have received a donation from a group of local pub crawlers. Crawl for Paws recently presented a check for $3000 to the CBPD, which will go to the fund used to support the department’s two police dogs and their handlers. This is not the first donation […]

Search for new Carolina Beach police chief underway

Carolina Beach could have a new chief of police by the end of the summer, according to police officials. The search comes following the suspension and eventual termination of former police chief Kenneth Hinkle, who was fired for insubordination, not complying with the town’s personnel policy and “poor performance in complying with rules and regulations […]