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District Attorney advocates to ‘refund’, not defund police

Since the protests over the death of George Floyd began, the question of whether or not to de-fund the police has been raised by many in the Cape Fear and across the country.

City, county announce curfew indefinitely after two nights of protests

The city of Wilmington and New Hanover County announced a curfew will go into effect Tuesday night, after the last two nights of protests ended poorly.

Wilmington police announce plan to address uptick in gun violence

Members of the Wilmington Police Department presented the gun violence reduction plan at the city council agenda briefing Monday morning.

Wilmington Police to present new plans to City Council to combat gun violence

While certain crimes have been down during the pandemic, Wilmington Police have seen a recent uptick in violent crimes in Wilmington.

ACLU criticizes handling of ‘mob’ outside black teen’s home

The North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is speaking out about the arrest of a sheriff’s deputy who authorities say led a group of armed people to the wrong home in search of a missing girl.

NHCSO deputy terminated, to be charged after incident involving Laney HS senior

A New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy and another man face charges, after an incident over the weekend in Pender County.

DA: Here’s how to handle traffic tickets during coronavirus pandemic

If you've received a speeding ticket or other traffic infraction, District Attorney Ben David says there are ways to resolve it without coming down to the New Hanover or Pender County Courthouse.

NC releasing 500 prisoners to finish their sentence in the community

COVID-19 is posing safety concerns in the NC prison system. North Carolina Department of Public Safety officials say at least 500 inmates across the state’s prisons will be considered for early release, based on certain criteria.

Four years later: Family reacts to arrest made in 14-year-old’s murder

An arrest has been made four years after a shocking crime. Wilmington Police have charged Cedric Burnett with the murder of 14-year-old Aljhean Williams.

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Memorial paddle out to be held for beloved Wrightsville Beach lifeguard Jeremy Owens

Jeremy Owens was a world-class ocean lifeguard, professional stunt man and world-level Jiu Jitsu black belt. 

Death toll in Florida collapse rises to 4; 159 still missing

Officials say there are still 159 people unaccounted for after the partial collapse of a beachside building in Florida.

Local organization seeks volunteers, funding for Masonboro Island July 4 cleanup

Volunteers and donors needed for cleanup on Masonboro Island after July 4th festivities.

UPDATE: US Marshals shoot wanted Pender Co. murder suspect in Whiteville

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident at the Whiteville Walmart Thursday afternoon.