4 weeks ago
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Reward offered for firearm theft in Whiteville

A reward is now being offered for any information leading to an arrest of those responsible for the burglary of Ken’s Gun Exchange in Whiteville.
11 months ago
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Man on federal release sentenced in drug investigation

A 36-year-old man who was supervised release for federal drug and gun charges pleaded guilty to heroin charges in New Hanover County.
1 year ago
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2 Lumberton Police Department cars set on fire

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who set two Lumberton Police Department vehicles on fire.
2 years ago
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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.
$10,000 reward offered in Calabash firearms theft
2 years ago
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$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.
Deputies arrest convicted heroin dealer
2 years ago
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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.
$10K reward offered for stolen guns
3 years ago
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$10K reward offered for stolen guns

Investigators are offering a reward for helping find whoever is responsible for stealing dozens of handguns.
Family asks feds to probe death of man accused of shooting Wilmington detective
3 years ago
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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.
UPDATE: Former Sheriff Ron Hewett jailed on federal weapon charge
3 years ago
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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.
Business owner no longer sure fire was arson; investigation continues
3 years ago
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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.