Update: Wilmington chief, New Hanover County sheriff say filming police is legal after Uber incident

Can you shoot video of your interactions with police in North Carolina? Both a Wilmington Police officer and New Hanover County Sheriff's Department deputy told Uber driver Jesse Bright it was illegal recently. Their respective departments later said it was not. (Courtesy of Jesse Bright)

WILMINGTON, North Carolina — Leaders of both the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office have issued statements regarding a video of a late February traffic stop in Wilmington. The video, shot by a local Uber driver who is also an attorney, shows a traffic stop in during which the attorney claims authorities lied […]

Wilmington police officer orders Uber driver to stop filming traffic stop, prompts internal investigation

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WILMINGTON, North Carolina — At least two police officers recently claimed it was illegal to take video of  police officers. Those claims appear to have been misleading, resulting in an internal investigation at the Wilmington Police Department. Follow up: Wednesday, March 8, 12:50 p.m.:  Wilmington chief, New Hanover County sheriff say filming police is legal after incident […]

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

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  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 […]