His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night.
Both the Wilmington business owner charged with murder and one of the men he was confronting when the alleged shooting took place appeared in court Friday.
The investigation continues as University police looks into women's soccer coach, Paul Cairney. The university is looking into it now as a Title IX employee inquiry.
Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a 13-year-old boy with first-degree murder in the crossbow killing of a 10-year-old friend.
Not quite a cat in a tree, in this case it was a dog in a storm culvert that drew the attention of the Wilmington Fire Department.
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson faces a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer’s family and saying he would rape the officer’s wife.
Cub Scout Pack 226, based out of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Wilmington, sold $100,000 worth of popcorn this year.
The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says an inmate called three people, including his mom, and told them to sell his cocaine in order to get money to post his bond.
The young women at GLOW Academy spent part of their Friday in the kitchen. Sixteen weeks of work culminates in a cook-off between four groups of students.
Developers announced today that Earth Fare will anchor the Renaissance Market project across from Mayfaire Town Center at the northeast corner of Military Cutoff and Sir Tyler Drive.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation began their fifth year of the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project this week. More than 70 commercial watermen along the entire coast have been traveling the sounds to collect lost crab pots.
Grabbed from a car, beaten, and threatened with a gun, that's what an elderly woman was told her son went through, she explains in a call to Pender County 911.
Authorities say Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock conducted extensive online searches for police and SWAT tactics and searched for other potential targets, including the famed California beach in Santa Monica.
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.
A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.