Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead said in a news release Wednesday that the suspicious device found inside a rental home was actually a Halloween prop, not a bomb.
A Camp Lejeune Marine is charged with the death of an infant.
Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune July 28 for an unresponsive 11-month-old. The infant had been in the care of LCpl. Matthew Krause, 23, who was the child's mother's boyfriend.
A Sneads Ferry man and a Wilmington woman are charged with running a marijuana grow house in Sneads Ferry.
The Wilmington Police Department recently made its biggest "spice" bust in its history. Investigators say they found over 1,400 packages of the substance at the Northern Lights Smoke Shop off Market Street.
It sounds like a crossover episode of two TV crime dramas: NCIS and cold case. But in Brunswick County this week, it's a joint effort trying to solve some real life murder mysteries.