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Emergency shelter for sex traffic victims opens its doors

A Wilmington non-profit organization opened what they are calling the East Coast's first emergency shelter for victims of sex trafficking. Since 2012 A Safe Place has helped 400 local victims and now they will be able to help even more.

22nd Annual Candlelight Memorial Service remembers victims of homicide

Death is inevitable and sadly many families and community members gathered in Leland to remember victims of homicide over the years. This was all part of the 22nd annual Candlelight Memorial honoring victims of homicide.

Operation Clean Slate: Helping veterans resolve pending charges

In honor of Veterans Day, five counties across the Cape Fear are coming together to help those who have fought for our country. However, it is not a ceremony, instead it is a chance for veterans and their spouses to resolve pending charges.
Danny Thomas listens to testimony during his 2011 murder trial in Columbus County. (Photo: WWAY)video

Closing arguments set in retrial of man convicted of killing four

District Attorney Jon David tells WWAY the prosecution called a final witness today before resting in Danny Lamont Thomas’s case. He says the prosecution then rested without presenting witnesses and evidence.
Danny Thomas listens to testimony during his 2011 murder trial in Columbus County. (Photo: WWAY)video

Jury selection continues in retrial of man previously convicted of four murders

Jury selection continues for a third day in the retrial of a man convicted of killing four people in Columbus County more than a decade ago.

Inmate attacks Columbus County corrections officer with ‘shank’

A correctional officer at Columbus Correctional Institution was attacked by an inmate Thursday evening. 

Local district attorneys monitoring state’s GenX investigation

This afternoon, District Attorneys Ben and Jon David released a joint news release in response to Gov. Roy Cooper's announcement the state is assessing whether a criminal investigation into GenX is warranted.

Program pairing service dog with sexual assault victims on hold

A program that paired the youngest victims of sexual assaults with a service dog from the Columbus County District Attorney's Office is now on hold.

Deputy cleared in Brunswick County shooting during child pornography investigation

Four months after a man shot himself in the head at the same time a Brunswick County Sheriff's Deputy fired a shot, the investigation into the officer-involved shooting is over.

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