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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– A campaign flier for a New Hanover County Sheriff candidate is raising some eyebrows.

Ed McMahon’s campaign office stated he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1987. Problem is, McMahon graduated from high school in Massachusetts.

He says that he proofread the document and tried to correct it, calling this all an honest mistake.

“It’s incorrect and I apologize for that. When I checked everything and proofed it, it was correct. My wife was born and raised here, and I was not, and I’ve never, ever indicated I was,” stated McMahon.

McMahon said today was the first time he had seen the fliers since sending in his corrections.

Election Day is one week from today.

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  • marie

    Amen brother!!!!!

  • The Unknown Truth Teller

    I see the Whispering Committee has, once again, reared it’s ugly head. Six years ago, we were “hearing this” and “hearing that”, about the WPD. Now, I guess, all the rumors are being aimed at Sheriff McMahon.

    How dare the Sheriff try to keep the overtime budget down. In order to save tax dollars.

  • burgerboy

    I’m not brian burger i am just a fan of his lol. But i dont get bent out of shape over stuff like that cause i got my freedom of speach and such and i dont need angry managiment or go to the nuthouse, didn’t you say your mom went to them oaks one time on here? oh well take it easy let me know if u want to hang out over the weekend :D

  • bEACHGIRL1983

    Bergerboy, you need some serious help son. Like many on here we believe you to be the bipolar part of Mr Burger, i will be more than happy to drive you to the Oaks for some help. I will be more than happy to pay for your anger management classes. Its just funny to watch you back up Mr burger every time he gets (you get) a DUI and not show for work, but you call a man every name in the book because a printing press made the mistake of printing the wrong school, fyi my company posting my wrong info of where i went to school ( its called a mistake)

  • Larry

    I like McMahon. He seems down to earth and he likes puppies. I think that rubs off on his deputies. Causey seems to be angry all the time and the deputies back then seemed more amped up or something. That’s talking from limited experience and observations. Literally I vote for McMahon because he likes puppies and doesn’t look mad. And I want to believe he is the one most likely to uphold the constitution he swore an oath to, without going overboard and pushing the limits of his authority. But that’s just my opinion, I know it’s a weak argument.

  • francesr3g@yahoo.com

    WHO CARES WHERE HE GRADUATED FROM? HOW A PERSON PERFORMS HIS JOB IS WHAT COUNTS IN MY BOOK. YEAH, GUESTY. I,M YELLING.

  • WilMan

    I have no doubt that what was posted on that flyer was a mistake. But there are several comments McMahon has made that were not mistakes. There have also been several things going on at the sheriff’s department that the sherrif would love not to get out.

    Personally, I think what happens off duty is nobody’s business, but the Sheriff has a certain LT whose been caught cheating on his wife 3 times now. So what does the Sheriff do? He promotes the subordinate to a Detective…..and btw, rumor has it she is pregnant.

    Then there is the situation several years ago when all county employees had to furlough, including all the brass. But what most of you don’t know is that the Sheriff and all his brass were given a bonus at the end of the year to make up for that money that was lost. His “front line” deputies received nothing.

    Sheriff also gave a certain Captain a 22% pay raise (when he was promoted to captain) which caused several others who were promoted to receive less than what they were supposed to.

    The Sheriff also turned in lots of “leftover” money back to the County Government. But his employees suffered because they were forced to flex out their extra hours instead of getting paid OT

    Everyone knows that the only way to get promoted is to donate money to the election campaign, have family members at the sheriff’s office or in other county gov’t roles, or be a female. If you don’t believe me look back at this past year and see how many have been promoted that don’t fit into one of those categories….there are not many

  • burgerboy

    that old ed mcman needs to go his libber buttocks back to taxachusetts with the rest of them criminel coddling yankem spankem libber weirdo dingbat’s and not sit around lyin through his tooths about going to high school here trying to beg for votes, it’s just discusting, he should go back and do publisher’s clearing house sweepskates junk cause we sure don’t want him down here!!!!!

  • Guestoo

    The only ones making this out to be intentional and a “conspiracy” are those who disliked McMahon in the first place. Evidently, he is a high school graduate – which he takes credit for. It would have been a totally different story (actually, it would have then been a *real* story), if his level of education had been misrepresented.

  • Guest12345

    Some of you are unbelievable. Either you are Ed’s buddies or kool aid drinkers, the issue is not what school he went to. The issue is that the chief law enforcement officer in the county has been caught in a lie. This wasn’t a typo. This is an entire line that he wrote in there, knowing it was false. Many people in this county don’t know where he is from so many of them would see Hoggard High School on it and assume he was from here. It was a calculated gamble that could gain votes. He also says on the mailer that he “has deputies in elementary schools”. Well, by his definition there have been deputies in them under the last three sheriffs. There are 25 elementary schools and 2 preschools in this county covered by 3 deputies. These 3 deputies are also designated as Dare and Great instructors. So not only are they trying to cover 27 schools they also have to teach classes. More smoke and mirrors. He finally admitted to the Port City Daily that he did not have SRO’s in every school, yet he is satisfied that all the kids are safe and secure. As a parent, that is not acceptable. You need to wake up and start thinking for yourselves. Stop bashing the other candidates and look at the facts for yourself. If you vote for McMahon you will get exactly what you deserve. I just hope no one gets hurt.

  • guest 1234

    I’ll complain about something as stupid as this too! How much will you pay me? I’ll do it all night long! This is important stuff! Who’d you learn this petty stuff from – Obama? Clinton?

    You’re just sad and pathetic. You exemplify what is wrong with society. You’re not trying to make New Hanover better, you just want to stick your fingers back in because you can’t control McMahon. So you run your mouth, make accusations, and offer NOTHING to the community. I can’t believe this is actually news. Something as completely stupid as this.

  • guest45

    Well what else would you expect from a DEMORAT?

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