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Crime

NHSO investigates armed robbery in Castle Hayne

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning armed robbery. Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer said it happened around 1 a.m. at 2407 Castle Hayne Road. Full story...
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Suspect in jail, other wanted for trying to rob pizza joint

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A Shallotte man is in jail for the armed robbery of a Brunswick County pizza parlor last month, but investigators are still looking for another man in the crime. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies search for man wanted in string of home, car break-ins

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Investigators in Brunswick County want Adam Clayton Pugh for a string of home and car break-ins as far back as May 16 and as recently as Tuesday in Calabash and Carolina Shores. Full story...
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Owner of alleged puppy mill arrested

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Authorities in Caldwell County have arrested the owner of a kennel and seized 276 dogs, some of them suffering from serious infections and living in dirty cages stacked atop one another. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mentally handicapped woman's bike stolen

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videoThe Spencer family says this is the second three-wheel bike they've had stolen in the last year and a half. They say they know it's only a bike, but it's extra special to their daughter Ashley. Full story...
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School PTO treasurer arrested for embezzlement

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A woman accused of stealing from an elementary school's PTO has been arrested. Dana Leigh Brooks was arrested in New Hanover County. She's wanted in Brunswick County on 12 counts of embezzlement. Full story...
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Ex-Craven County deputy charged in fatal crash

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Prosecutors say a Craven County deputy has been arrested after he lied about a fatal crash earlier this month. Full story...
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NC victims compensation panel to consider claims

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North Carolina's Crime Victims Compensation Commission will review 50 claims totaling more than $1 million when it meets this week. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds murder conviction of former student for officer's death

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a former university student for the fatal shooting of Winston-Salem police officer four years ago. Full story...
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DA Jon David looking for info in Soles investigation

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It's been nearly two years after an WWAY's reporting led to a SBI investigation into then-Sen. R.C. Soles. Now the District Attorney in Columbus County says his office is still looking into the case. Full story...
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John Edwards' criminal case delayed to July

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A federal judge is delaying the proceedings in the criminal case against John Edwards until July. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Middle school teacher suspended; Charged with cyberstalking student

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video A Burgaw Middle School teacher has been suspended. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says eighth grade teacher Megan Mantooth is charged with cyberstalking a student. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Two years later Soles sex investigation lags on

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Nearly two years after WWAY first reported allegations of sexual abuse against R.C. Soles, there's no reported progress on a state investigation. Full story...
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Wilmington crack dealer sentenced to 35 years

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A Wilmington crack dealer will spend decades behind bars. A federal judge sentenced Rushaun Necko Parker to 35 years in prison. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Department fired Capt. Mark Sloan after being arrested Tuesday night for soliciting a prostitute and crimes against nature. Sloan says he could not talk about the situation in detail but did say that he had "good intentions" and it was "not sex." Full story...
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