Brandon Wissbaum is originally from Charlotte, NC, but has lived in Wilmington since enrolling at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2009. After graduating from UNCW in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Brandon began working at WECT as a production assistant. Soon after, he moved into several other roles before becoming assignment manager in late 2015, where he contributes to the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. He also works with the reporters on investigative stories. Outside of work you can find Brandon in the gym, walking his Siberian Husky or grilling out in his backyard. You can contact Brandon via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with him on Twitter.
The North Carolina Department of Justice is reviewing a fatal trooper-involved shooting that occurred earlier this year due to a conflict of interest in the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, a spokesperson for the state agency has confirmed.
The criminal and civil matters have stretched on for years, and the disagreement between a Dublin town commissioner and the Bladen County Sheriff came up during the state's election fraud investigation. But now, at least one chapter is closed.
The New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing three and a half years’ worth of drug-related cases after the firing of a forensic chemist with the Wilmington Police Department for “untruthfulness.”
Malec Brothers Transport has withdrawn its request for a state permit to use methyl bromide, a hazardous air pollutant, to fumigate logs on a site near the Columbus and Bladen County line, a company official confirmed on Wednesday.
The continuance was requested by New Hanover County, the project’s applicant, due to the amount of items on the agenda for city council’s meeting. Council approved the continuance until a Feb. 19 meeting and the public comment period will remain open until then.
Nearly five years after Elisha Tucker’s body was discovered bound with duct tape and wrapped in trash bags in a shallow grave in a Hampstead field, the twice-convicted killer accused in her death is scheduled to go on trial.
Taking matters into his own hands, former Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher on Friday filed an injunction requesting a judge revoke the recently elected sheriff’s powers and allow him to resume the role of the top law enforcement officer in the county.
Charges are not expected to be filed against the girlfriend of a man shot and killed while reportedly fleeing from a state trooper during a traffic stop Tuesday night, a spokesperson for the State Bureau of Investigation has confirmed.
A legal battle over whether the city of Boiling Spring Lakes should have to compensate a couple whose property flooded because of a city project is nearing an end, more than four and half years after the couple sued the Brunswick County community.
A WECT investigation of court records and transcripts reveal court-appointed attorneys, assistant district attorneys and a judge went out of their way in Chauncy Askew and Raheem Davis' prior criminal cases to help them succeed.