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More than 3,000 bags of heroin seized after investigation
A Wilmington man is behind bars today and about 3,200 bags of heroin are off the street. Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:54pm
$10,000 reward offered in Calabash firearms theft
Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announce a $10,000 reward for information into a gun theft from a store in Calabash. Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:21pm
Deputies arrest convicted heroin dealer
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, arrested a convicted heroin dealer on new drug charges. Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:39pm
$10K reward offered for stolen guns
Investigators are offering a reward for helping find whoever is responsible for stealing dozens of handguns. Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:31am
Family asks feds to probe death of man accused of shooting Wilmington detective
An attorney representing Brandon Smith's family is calling for a US Department of Justice investigation into the circumstances surrounding Smith's death, according to a letter sent July 10. Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:49am
UPDATE: Former Sheriff Ron Hewett jailed on federal weapon charge
Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back behind bars after being accused of possessing a firearm as a felon. Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:03am
Business owner no longer sure fire was arson; investigation continues
A Wilmington business owner said she thought someone set fire to her livelihood Thursday as she watched it burn to the ground. But as a joint task force of local, state and federal agencies investigates, she says the blaze may have been far less sinister. Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:49pm
Owner says fire that destroyed business was arson
After four hours of battling the flames crews finally have extinguished a fire at a Wilmington business. Now a joint task force made up of the Wilmington Fire Department, New Hanover County Fire Rscue and the ATF is trying to figure out what started the fire. Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:43am
Deputies make raw heroin bust at Wilmington apartment
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at ATF say a six-week investigation led them to bust a man with more than 44 grams of raw heroin at a Wilmington apartment. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation centered around Vincent Bruce Jackson transporting heroin from neighboring states to New Hanover County. Thu, 11/14/2013 - 6:15pm
DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy
The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:41pm