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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. 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
Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse
Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices. Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington. Fri, 11/01/2013 - 2:45am