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May 2012 Archives

Wilmington woman sentenced for fleeing the scene of an accident

A Wilmington woman involved in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a young man has pleaded guilty to charges of fleeing the scene of the accident. The woman has been sentenced to serve two months in jail and will also undergo three years of supervised probation. The accident victim is still recovering from the injuries he sustained last summer.

3 men facing drug charges for selling cocaine in Wilmington

Drug charges are taken very seriously in the New Hanover area as three men are now finding out. The men, ages 24, 27 and 32, are facing drug charges after an investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing and began in January, eventually leading to the arrests.

2012 Wilmington car accident fatalities concern law enforcement

Wilmington police are concerned about the rising number of car accident fatalities. The area is ranked as one of North Carolina's most dangerous places to drive, and the death toll has increased so much that it is beginning to raise even more concerns. Car accident deaths cannot be controlled only by enforcement efforts, so police are calling for motorists to use caution and diligence while on the roads.

Wilmington home search leads to drug charges

Two Wilmington residents are facing drug charges after a search on April 27. Neighbors purportedly complained, and eventually police showed up at the home. Police say they were granted permission to search the home and drug charges were filed soon after.

Man to bike 200 miles to Wilmington for drunk driving awareness

A man who lost his wife and unborn child in a drunk driving accident in 1993 has become an advocate in the fight to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. He is biking over 200 miles and is set to travel from Salisbury to Wilmington. The man survived the drunk driving accident but was left with a traumatic brain injury that has impaired both his speech and memory. He also sustained nerve damage in his hands and his legs.

Wilmington man arrested for shooting a tree

While many crimes involving a weapon can be dangerous or even turn out to have a tragic end, sometimes they are not as harmful as some might think. However, a North Carolina man is facing charges after being accused of shooting at a tree. While the tree was located in his front yard, the man allegedly fired his weapon at the tree while sitting on the front porch.

Motorcycle accident kills North Carolina man in Wilmington

When operating any type of vehicle, drivers assume a reasonable duty of care for the safety of others on the road. While diligence and being watchful can prevent many accidents, sometimes a small careless error can result in tragic consequences. In recent news, a motorcycle accident took the life of 68-year-old North Carolina man. The accident occurred on the night of Friday, April 20, in Wilmington. The motorcycle accident occurred after the man turned left in front of a Port City Taxi.

Wilmington couple convicted of drug trafficking will go to prison

Drug-related convictions in North Carolina can have serious consequences. Those convicted could be facing jail time, fines and other penalties, not to mention the damage it can do to a person's reputation in his or her community. One couple recently discovered this after they were convicted of drug crimes.

Fatal accident: Pender County woman exits car, hit by truck

A strange car accident took the life of a 31-year-old woman from Pender County on April 18. The accident occurred on Highway 421 close to the Isabel Holmes Bridge. For reasons unknown, the woman had pulled her car to the side of the road and activated her emergency flashers. She got out of her vehicle and started walking down the road. Shortly after, she was hit by a truck. The woman's car had not broken down, so authorities are not sure why she had left her vehicle.

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