Sheriff Ed McMahon plans to revert an additional $150,646 to the New Hanover County Board of Education. This decision follows a preliminary decision in January which reverted $172,883.15 to the Board. While Sheriff McMahon acknowledges this will have a negative impact on his budget, he is committed to ensuring that this does not jeopardize the level of service the citizens currently receive.
Sheriff McMahon is hopeful this will resolve the issue with the Board of Education over past receipts of forfeited funds. Any additional funds that are received in the future and rightfully belong to the Board will be transferred to them.
Information from a news release sent to the WWAY NewsChannel 3 Newsroom.