Wilmington 20-year-old sentenced to life for killing U.S. Marine during drug deal

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man will serve a life time in prison for a shooting in February 2015 that killed 34-year-old Robert Scott, a former Marine.  A New Hanover County jury found Tyler Greenfield, 20, guilty Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill – inflicting serious […]

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 […]

One man dead, another injured in early-morning shooting on Ninth Street in Wilmington

 WILMINGTON — Police are investigating an early-morning shooting that killed one man and injured another. Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of South Ninth Street for a report of shots fired at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Wilmington  Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. When they arrived at the scene, police found two males […]

Wilmington police: Overall violent crimes and thefts lowest in two decades, though total murders increased last year

Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says crime dropped the lowest in over two decades. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

WILMINGTON — Violent crimes and the larger theft crimes in the Port City are the lowest they have been in more than two decades, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said on Tuesday. “After reviewing the crimes numbers for 2016, we’re happy to announce that the overall ‘part 1’ crime rate in the City of Wilmington […]

Revolutionary Black Panther Party disarmed but not deterred in Wilmington

A shot of the press conference before law enforcement arrives on scene.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Several members of the Revolutionary Black Panther Party were met by local law enforcement while on the steps of the New Hanover County Court House, where the party held a press conference Sunday morning. Those party members, some armed with weapons ranging from shot guns to handguns, were led by the Founder […]

Wilmington police chief says he’s ‘committed’ to protecting First Amendment rights, as well as community, during Revolutionary Black Panther March

The site of Sunday's Revolutionary Black Panther March in the Creekwood Community of Wilmington. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — A second law enforcement official has issued a promise of enforcing the law when it comes to Sunday’s announced Revolutionary Black Panther march in Wilmington. The Revolutionary Black Panther Party of Wilmington first advertised an armed march via its Facebook page on Jan. 22. Since the announcement, District Attorney Ben David on Thursday and Wilmington […]

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