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WPD turns crime lab over to New Hanover County

Eleven years after the Wilmington Police Department opened the crime lab, it's now being transferred to New Hanover County.

Police suspend drug lab work pending review of internal investigation

The Chief says the District Attorney's review of the investigation continues.

New state crime lab could help cut down North Carolina’s rape kit backlog

A new crime lab in North Carolina aims to increase efficiency within the state's criminal justice system, particularly in regard to drug and DNA evidence.

McCrory wants crime lab as big issue in race against Cooper

The competency of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory to help police catch criminals or rule out suspects has become a key attack point for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory against the man ultimately in charge of the lab, his Democratic gubernatorial challenger Roy Cooper.

NCGOP and AG at odds over crime lab rape kits

North Carolina Republicans are raising questions about Attorney General Roy Cooper and his leadership of the state crime lab, meanwhile Cooper's team is firing back at some of the claims.

Crime lab: Shorter turnaround time, but attrition an issue

The director of North Carolina's once-maligned crime lab says the facility has cut its turnaround time by an average of 150 days to under a year and is close to being fully staffed.

DWI Crime Lab receives state grant

Wilmington City Council has accepted a state grant of $166,941 for the DWI Crime Lab program.

Police: Man robs Oceanic employee at gunpoint near restaurant, takes off with cash

Police are investigating after they say an Oceanic employee was robbed at gunpoint while walking to a public parking lot across the street from the restaurant.

NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties

North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify.

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108-year-old time capsule opened in Wilmington, revealing the history inside

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Annual ARTfall being held through October 2nd at Hannah Block Historic USO Arts Center

The Hannah Block Historic USO Arts Center is currently hosting its 6th annual ARTfall. The event is open every day through October 2nd. 

Cape Fear Fair and Expo returning next month after being cancelled in 2020

The 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo returns on October 29th and runs through November 7th at the Wilmington International Airport. 

Flu cases expected to increase this flu season during the pandemic

Some health care experts are concerned about the flu and the common cold combining with high numbers of COVID-19 cases across the Cape Fear.