2 weeks ago
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Special needs student’s death ruled a homicide; restrained by staffers

The state Department of Human Services says student David Hess was restrained and punched by staffers at Wordsworth Academy in October after he was suspected of stealing an iPod and became aggressive.
4 weeks ago
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Man shot and killed in Bolton

A murder investigation is underway in Columbus County.
6 months ago
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Identity Released in Best Western homicide

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wilmington police have released the name of the young woman found dead in a Market Street hotel. Police say Ashley Ann McLean, 21, of Lillington, was found by a housekeeper at the Best Western on Friday around 1:00 p.m.  The housekeeper and manager attempted life-saving procedures and called 911, but they were […]
11 months ago
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One man dead after Saturday evening shooting

Wilmington Police are on the scene of a shooting, on Greenfield Street, that left one man dead.
1 year ago
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Camp Lejeune Marine appeals conviction in Philippine killing

A Camp Lejeune Marine has asked a Philippine court to reverse his conviction in the killing of a transgender Filipino and also sought a reduction of his six to 12-year jail term and bail.
Deputies investigating Columbus Co. homicide
2 years ago
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Deputies investigating Columbus Co. homicide

Deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office say they're investigating a holiday shooting that turned into a homicide.
Arrest made in attempted robbery turned deadly shooting
2 years ago
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Arrest made in attempted robbery turned deadly shooting

Wilmington Police arrest a man in connection with an attempted robbery turned deadly shooting.
UPDATE: Columbus Co. investigators identify murder victim
2 years ago
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UPDATE: Columbus Co. investigators identify murder victim

Columbus County investigators say the man found dead at a Cerro Gordo home Tuesday morning has been identified as Victor Ray Mitchell, who they say lived there.
Family and supporters gather at vigil for man found dead near Greenfield Lake
2 years ago
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Family and supporters gather at vigil for man found dead near Greenfield Lake

Friends and family gathered at a vigil near Greenfield Lake to remember a man whose body was found near Greenfield Lake.
NEW DETAILS: Bodies of two women found in shed
2 years ago
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NEW DETAILS: Bodies of two women found in shed

Columbus County deputies are investigating after they say a missing persons report led them to two decomposing bodies inside a storage building.