WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is officially part of the SABLE helicopter program.
This morning, the SABLE board approved the Sheriff's Office joining. The board includes Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne and Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith.
New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon will now also be a member.
The move comes after McMahon announced last week he would sell the Sheriff's Office's helicopter, which has been grounded since its pilot quit last fall.