Man injured as two Wilmington shootings occur within one hour of each other

WILMINGTON — A man has been hospitalized following two shootings early Tuesday afternoon. Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay has reported multiple shootings. The first occurred just after 1 p.m., when a citizen called 911 to report a male had been shot at 111 Gores Row, near the intersection of Orange and Dock streets. EMS […]

One man dead in wreck off Military Cutoff Road near Landfall

Emergency crews on the scene of a fatal wreck on Military Cutoff Road. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

WILMINGTON — Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a wreck in the Mayfaire area that killed one person. Police and emergency crews responded to the 300 block Military Cutoff Road for a two-vehicle wreck just before 12 p.m. Tuesday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Both vehicles rolled over in the […]

Living the opioid epidemic through the eyes of a Wilmington vice detective

Looking inside one dosage unit of heroin. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

The untrained eye may not see all the signs of the opioid epidemic that has plagued the region, but overdoses, drug deals and a constant influx of the substance occurs daily among average people in Wilmington. It begets violence, property crime, and challenges local resources, including the efforts of investigators working to put those responsible for […]

Two missing Wilmington women found dead in Columbus County

WILMINGTON — Two Wilmington women reported missing this week have been confirmed dead after being found in the remains of a suspected arson fire in Columbus County. Tiffany Cartwright, 35, and Eva Joe Jones, 60, both of Wilmington, were found Monday night in Columbus County, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The mother […]

Police search for missing 13-year-old boy, last seen Saturday

Jayden “Jay” Adam Johnson

WILMINGTON — Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a teen missing since Saturday. Jayden “Jay” Adam Johnson, 13, was last seen at about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of South Eight Street, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The teen was reported missing on […]

Prosecutors say suspect in Independence Mall murder missed four times before shooting victim in back of head

Traneta Campbell made her first appearance in New Hanover County District court, for the fatal April 1 shooting of Catherine Ballard in the parking lot of Independence Mall. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANVOER COUNTY — Prosecutors say a teen charged with the first-degree murder of 24-year-old Catherine Ruth Ballard, shot the victim “point blank” in the back of the head in front of Independence Mall. Traneta Shanaia Campbell, 19, of Wilmington, made her first appearance Tuesday morning in New Hanover County District Court to face the […]

Man, teenage girl charged in fatal shooting at Independence Mall parking lot

Traneta Shanaia Campbell

WILMINGTON — A man and teenage girl have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting that killed 24-year-old Catherine Ruth Ballard in front of Independence Mall on Saturday. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, U.S. Marshals arrested 19-year-old Traneta Shanaia Campbell and 26-year-old Darius Nelson at about 8:15 p.m. Monday. The two […]

Teen wanted for murder in Independence Mall shooting, killing woman

Traneta Shanaia Campbell

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 4 Wilmington police have announced that 19-year-old Traneta Cambell was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Monday night. She was taken into custody without incident. Read the story here. —– WILMINGTON — Wilmington police are searching for a teen in connection with a Saturday afternoon shooting that killed 24-year-old Catherine Ruth Ballard in […]

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