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Eleven years after the Wilmington Police Department opened the crime lab, it's now being transferred to New Hanover County.
The Chief says the District Attorney's review of the investigation continues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilmington City Council has accepted a state grant of $166,941 for the DWI Crime Lab program.
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.
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.