Owen Hassell, StarNewsOnline

Owen Hassell


Wilmington, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Owen:

Wilmington police investigate shooting on McRae Street

Wilmington police officers have responded to a shooting in progress while on patrol in the 800 block of McRae Street. → Read More

Brunswick County woman wins big in NC lottery with scratch-off

A N.C. lottery scratch-off ticket from Kopp's Kwik Stop 2 proved a big surprise for one Brunswick County woman. → Read More

Wilmington police investigate Monday night shooting on Seahawk Court

A ShotSpotter alert brought Wilmington officers to a crime scene in the 4700 block of Seahawk Court Monday night. → Read More

Wilmington police investigate shooting at Harris Teeter parking lot

A 35-year-old male victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center by EMS on Thursday night. → Read More

Wilmington film pioneer Martha De Laurentiis dies at age 67

With her husband Dino De Laurentiis, opened movie studio in Wilmington and created industry that's dubbed the area "Hollywood East" → Read More

Wilmington police investigate Market Street shooting

According to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification on Market Street. → Read More

Brunswick County murder suspect arrested, charged

Christopher Joseph Kelly was arrested Friday morning in connection to the murder of Ethan Cody Schroeder earlier in the week. → Read More

2 dead in apparent drownings at Oak Island

Oak Island Water Rescue alongside multiple Brunswick agencies responded → Read More

Wilmington police, New Hanover deputies involved in shooting; suspect arrested

A suspect allegedly drove at a New Hanover Sheriff's deputy before crashing into a police vehicle. → Read More

Wilmington-shot Amazon Prime film 'Uncle Frank' receives Emmy nomination

Film used multiple Wilmington area locations while shooting in 2019. → Read More

Winning N.C. Lottery Powerball ticket sold in Brunswick unclaimed, expiring soon

Powerball players in North Carolina, especially those in Brunswick County, should double-check any tickets they have to see if they are the winner of an unclaimed $100,000 prize. According to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, the ticket was purchased for the Saturday, Dec. 19 Powerball drawing and will expire on Friday, June 18. It was sold at the Circle K at 51 River… → Read More

'If he can shoot it he will': 911 call describes Pender woman attacked by bobcat

The animal appeared in a Burgaw neighborhood on April 9. → Read More

Wilmington Petsense store to close soon

Chain pet supply store has three area locations with two in Brunswick. The Long Leaf Mall location is set to close. → Read More

How Wilmington Facebook pages reunite owners with lost and stolen pets

Thousands in the Port City area have counted on social media to help in searches or to assist others. → Read More

Wilmington police investigate another shooting that occurred eight hours before mass shooting

Unknown if it's related to late night shooting on Kidder Street → Read More

New Hanover Sheriff's Office: Man shoots brother, faces attempted murder charge

A man has been charged with first degree attempted murder after a shooting altercation with his brother on Thursday night. According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, two brothers got into an argument around 10 p.m. at 7267 Copperfield Court. Timothy Lambert, 29, barricaded himself in a room and shot a gun through the door, striking older brother Matthew Lambert… → Read More

New Hanover Sheriff recovers stolen equipment in Northeast Cape Fear River

Deputies responded to a call Wednesday morning discovered vehicles, trailers and more, reportedly stolen from a Castle Hayne business in the river. → Read More

Wilmington police: Dirt bike rider dies in collision

The rider was stopped earlier by officer for riding on the sidewalk. → Read More

Azalea Festival names former Miss North Carolina, American Idol contestant as 2021 queen

From American Idol to Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins now adds another title to her resume. Queen of the 2021 North Carolina Azalea Festival. → Read More

Wilmington police suspend 'cruise lights' program

Enacted last month, the department made the decision to suspend Tuesday → Read More