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Murder

Man charged with elderly woman's murder in Brunswick County

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videoA man is jail charged with murdering a woman in Brunswick County last week. Linnie Mae Ward was found dead in her home in the Longwood Community a week ago. Today, sheriff's deputies say they have made an arrest. Full story...
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NC couple charged in death of 5-month-old

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A Mount Airy couple has been charged in the death of a 5-month-old child in their care. Full story...
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$1,000 reward offered in Brunswick Co. murder

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video Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram has announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for the murder of Linnie Mae Ward. The 86-year-old was found dead in her home in the Longwood Community Tuesday. Full story...
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Belton takes plea deal for wife's shooting

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Davis Ray Belton, whose murder trial in September ended with a hung jury, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife and received a 57- to 78-month sentence. Full story...
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UPDATE: Tow truck driver killed by car while changing tire; driver in jail

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video Highway Patrol says one person is dead and another is behind bars after a hit and run on Carolina Beach Road at McQuillan Drive Sunday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Testimony starts in Nobles murder trial

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video After three years of waiting testimony began in the Danny Ray Nobles murder trial. Full story...
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Passenger indicted in fatal Pender wreck

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A Pender County grand jury has indicted the passenger in a car wreck earlier this month for several counts, including including second-degree murder of his girlfriend. Full story...
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Jury selection underway in trial for 2009 murder

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videoA Whiteville family will have to wait one more day for answers in the trial of a man accused of killing their loved one. There was no testimony was today as jury selection began in the murder trial of Danny Ray Nobles, though the defense provided some insight into its strategy. Full story...
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New trial set for NC man in woman's death

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A judge in Gastonia says the jurors will be chosen from another county for the retrial for a North Carolina man in the death of a woman whose body was found in South Carolina. Full story...
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Passenger charged with murder in Pender crash

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video A passenger involved in a fatal car accident in Pender County earlier this month is now charged with murder. Investigators say Lance Powers grabbed the steering wheel of the car, forcing it into oncoming traffic. The accident killed one woman and injured four other people. Full story...
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Suspect in Wilmington murder arrested

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man for a murder earlier this week. Investigators say Timothy Wayne Chinn, 43, was stabbed to death at a home in the 3600 block of Metting Road early Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Police identify man stabbed to death overnight

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A man is dead after a stabbing early this morning in Wilmington. Wilmington Police say it happened in the 3600 block of Metting Road around 12:30 a.m. Police are investigating it as a homicide. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man arrested for wife's 2000 murder

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Columbus County Sheriff's detectives and investigators with the District Attorney's Office arrested John Avery Phillip Cumbee, 51, of Honey Field Road, Whiteville, for the 2000 murder of his wife, Angela Jones Cumbee. Full story...
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Killer who escaped NC prison farm recaptured

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A convicted killer who walked away from a North Carolina prison farm has been recaptured after more than four days on the run. Full story...
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Lawyer for MacDonald witness speaks at NC hearing

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On a Friday in August 1979, Helena Stoeckley testified that she wasn't involved in the murders of the pregnant wife and daughters of then-Army Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald and that she didn't know where she was more than nine years earlier. Full story...
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