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Four arrested in Wilmington drug bust

The three Wilmington men and Florida woman were arrested after a two-month investigation WILMINGTON, NC - Three Wilmington men and a Florida woman were arrested Monday when police found 30 pounds of marijuana and 1,300 hits of LSD in a Wisteria Lane home. The arrests came at the conclusion of a two

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2018-03-22 15:29:29

Several more arrested during meth lab bust in Castle Hayne

Kelly Porcelli, Raymond Hawes, Tracy Nicole Cagle, Joshua Blain Skutt (Photo: NHSO) CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) - Several more people face drug charges after the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office busted a meth lab on McGregor Road Tuesday. Deputies arrested Joshua Skutt, Tracy Cagle, Raymond Hawes and

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-21 15:46:31

WPD: More than 100lbs of pot seized in multi-agency bust

Marijuana seized during traffic stop in Wilmington by WPD. (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - More than 100 pounds of marijuana, 1300 dosage of LSD, and guns were seized during a multi-agency bust earlier this week. Now, several people are behind bars. Member of the Wilmington Police Department's

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-22 14:28:10

BREAKING: Oak Island bridge to close for 8 months

The Barbee Bridge, closest to Southport, will close from approximately Labor Day in early September until Memorial Day in late May 2019 OAK ISLAND -- The Oak Island G.V. Barbee Bridge connecting Southport to Oak Island will close for about eight months starting in September as part of scheduled repa


One killed in crash on US 17 in Brunswick Co.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - One person is dead after a Tuesday morning crash on US 17 just west of Shallotte. According to Sgt. Matthew King with Highway Patrol, around 9:45 a.m., a trooper responded to a two-vehicle crash near Smith Ave. - Advertisement - Sgt. King said an investigation revealed

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-21 12:34:38

Caught on camera: Suspect tries to break into Oak Island home

Surveillance cameras were rolling at a Oak Island home when a man attempted to break inside early Tuesday morning. (Photo: Oak Island Police Department) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) - Surveillance cameras were rolling at a Oak Island home when a man attempted to break inside early this morning. Now, Oak Is


Community Safety Day is April 28 at USCG Station Oak Island

U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island will host its annual Community Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 300A Caswell Beach Road on Oak Island. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. The Coast Guard and public safety personnel from around the Cape Fear Region

BRUNSWICK BEACON - 2018-03-23 01:28:00

Police investigating after man stabbed near Walmart

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A 38-year-old man was reportedly stabbed after being approached by two men near Walmart Monday afternoon. According to a Myrtle Beach Police Department incident report, officers responded to the Seaboard Street Walmart after receiving a report of an assault. A witness told

WMBF - 2018-03-21 15:21:48

Man with sawed-off shotgun robs Wilmington gas station

The robbery happened early Wednesday morning at the Scotchman in the 900 block of South Third Street WILMINGTON -- A man armed with a sawed-off shotgun robbed a Wilmington gas station early Wednesday. According to the Wilmington Police Department, the gunman entered the Scotchman in the 900 block of

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2018-03-21 14:59:53

Redesigned Kerr Station Lofts wins city support

WILMINGTON -- A student housing and townhome complex proposed for Kerr Avenue is moving forward after a redesign. Kerr Station Lofts is a mixed-use complex with 139 dwelling units planned for 125 S. Kerr Ave. Wilmington's city council granted developers' rezoning request and a special-use permit for

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2018-03-21 20:53:50

Report: North Myrtle Beach resort lazy river suction line traps boy underwater

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The police report detailing the events of a possible drowning call at a North Myrtle Beach resort has been released. North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Pat Dowling released the report Wednesday morning in regards to a 12-year-old boy being stuck in an intak

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-21 14:52:17

Wilmington police: Girlfriend of assailant lied in fatal assault investigation

Alessia Symone Davis, 26, is charged with felony accessory after the fact and obstructing justice in the death last week of Edward Alan Pearson, 58, of Wilmington. WILMINGTON -- The girlfriend of a man charged with murder in a deadly assault March 12 was arrested Monday after allegedly lying to poli


Murderer sentenced to prison for Hardee's kidnapping and robbery

David Ashely Bates, Sr (Photo: Brunswick County Jail) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - A Wilmington man who was on parole for murder when he robbed a fast food restaurant is going back to prison for up to 20 years. According to the district attorney's office, David Ashley Bates pleaded guilty to two co


Woman sentenced for fatal shooting at mall

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A North Carolina woman who shot and killed her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend in broad daylight in a mall parking lot was sentenced to between 31 years and 40 years in prison. It is reported that 20-year-old Traneta Campbell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and discharging


Man dies in fall at North Carolina construction site

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A man has died in a fall at a construction site in southeastern North Carolina. Local media outlets reported the worker fell about 2:30 p.m. Friday from scaffolding outside an apartment complex in downtown Wilmington. Investigators say the man fell about 50 feet (15 meters) w


Man charged with rape, indecent liberties after multi-agency operation

James Ramsey, Pender County Sheriff KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) - A multi-agency operation results in a man from Rocky Point being charged with indecent liberties with a child. The Pender County Sheriff's Office tells us that following a criminal investigation, officials with the Kure Beach Police Departm


Arrested for stealing a salad, Wilmington mother is now detained in Atlanta facing deportation

Irma Carranza Cruz was arrested after the owner of Famous Toastery of Wrightsville Avenue accused her of stealing a salad. (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY PHOTO) WILMINGTON - A former employee of the Famous Toastery has been in an Atlanta detention facility for around one month after being accused o


Construction worker who died Friday identified

A construction worker who died Friday after falling several stories while working outside a downtown apartment complex has been identified. WILMINGTON -- A construction worker who died Friday after falling about 50 feet from scaffolding outside a downtown apartment complex has been identified as Ram


'One Tree Hill' celebrity convention unforgettable for fans

The sixth local fan convention devoted to the locally filmed series "One Tree Hill" drew nearly 1,000 superfans to Wilmington this weekend. WILMINGTON -- The Port City reprised one of its greatest roles this weekend as nearly a thousand "One Tree Hill" fans arrived for the seventh convention devoted


Paroled murderer sentenced for Sunset Beach robbery

David Ashley Bates Sr. could spend up to 20 years in prison for robbing a Hardees in Sunset Beach. BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- A paroled murderer could spend up to 20 years in prison for kidnapping and robbing employees of a Hardees restaurant in Sunset Beach last year. David Ashley Bates Sr., 42, pleaded g