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 […]

DA: Registered sex offender charged with kidnapping 6-year-old girl likely to face additional charges

Douglas Edwards (center) appeared in district court Friday morning to face charges in a kidnapping and sexual assault of girl. (Photo by Christina Haley)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The bond is set at $9 million for a registered sex offender in Wilmington charged with kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from her Monkey Junction home and then sexually assaulting her. Douglas Nelson Edwards, 46, of 302 Patalanda Road in Wilmington, is charged with first-degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a […]

Hutton takes ‘responsibility’ for some charges as jury selection gets underway

Jury selection is underway in the case of a Wilmington man charged with the attempted murder of a teenage girl in a May 2014 assault that reportedly caused serious brain damage. Before jury selection began Monday afternoon in New Hanover County Superior Court, 20-year-old Michael John Hutton accepted responsibility for three of the six charges […]