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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In New Hanover County, the hottest race had to be the battle for sheriff, but it turned out not to be much of a battle at all on the Democratic side.

Incumbent Ed McMahon beat his old boss Sid Causey by winning more than 80 percent of the vote.

“I am so grateful to all the people that worked so hard for me and for the people that voted and have confidence in me,” McMahon said.

McMahon will take on Jason Vaughn who won the Republican nomination for sheriff.

“This county has not seen, since I’ve lived here, this much of a contested sheriff’s race,” Vaughn said. “I think that says something we need to remember in November.”

Vaughn beat out 2010 Republican nominee Marc Benson by about 10 points.

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  • guest111

    Well Darn!! Everyone has complained over and over about the violence. I posted a comment and encouraged everyone and anyone to comment on how they think the sheriff’s dept and the police department can stop all the shootings, drugs and DWI’s. NO ONE has given a direct answer. Come on folks… let’s hear your comments.

  • The Unknown Truth Teller

    Over the last four years, we have had greatly improved cooperation between the WPD and the NHCSD. By working together, and cutting duplicate services, both agencies have saved millions, each. On Monday, I saw Sheriff McMahon, Chief Evangelous, and District Attorney David, eating lunch together, at the K&W.

    It’s good to see the leaders applying their Christian Values. Giving in, working together, eating together, and being friends. I hope this great progress will continue. We don’t need to return to the way things were.

  • Jane Dagenhart

    Please people. Do your homework; 90%+ of the shootings and armed robberies take place in the city, not the county. The Sherriff’s Department does not become involved unless requested to do so by the city. Check the same statistics regarding the county.

  • PublicAvenger

    Sheriff McMahon won. Because he has done a great job. And he kept the high ground. I can’t wait to vote for him in November.

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