Oak Island man indicted for aiming laser pointer at helicopter
A federal grand jury has indicted a Brunswick County man on charges of pointing a laser beam at an aircraft in flight. Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:51pm
NTSB report explains Oak Island helicopter crash
Answers are emerging about what caused a helicopter to crash off of Oak Island last summer. According to a recently-released report from the National Transportation Safety Board, a series of highly-skilled maneuvers sent the two-seat chopper plummeting toward the water. Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:57pm
Good samaritans recount helicopter crash rescue
The investigation continues into a helicopter crash off of Oak Island yesterday. A private boat was the first to respond to the scene. Today we caught up with the good samaritans who pulled the victims out of the water. Fri, 06/15/2012 - 9:17pm
FIRST ON 3: Sheriff’s chopper officially sold
New Hanover County no longer owns a helicopter. The county says Kenneth Pyatt from Sky Helicopters out of Garland, TX, came to town today. Pyatt had the highest bid in an online auction for the helicopter. Thu, 04/21/2011 - 5:24pm
New Hanover Co. waits to close chopper sale
New Hanover County is waiting on the top bidder in an online auction for the Sheriff's old helicopter to decide if he'll buy it. Fri, 04/15/2011 - 8:51pm
New Hanover willing to accept top bid for chopper
The top bid in an online auction for the chopper was $425,000. The county had set the reserve at $438,000. Tue, 04/12/2011 - 9:02pm
Bidding underway for Sheriff’s helicopter
Bidding is underway as the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office auctions off its helicopter. The auction opened today on the website govdeals.com. Mon, 03/07/2011 - 6:50pm
FOR SALE: Sheriff’s Office helicopter, gently used
Looking for a deal on a used helicopter? From Monday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 22, 2011, surplus property will be sold via the Internet through GovDeals, an on-line auction service at www.govdeals.com. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office chopper, property consists of vehicles, office furniture, and various equipment declared surplus by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Wed, 02/23/2011 - 9:19pm
Sheriff decides to sell chopper, partner with other departments
Sheriff Ed McMahon said this morning the county will join the SABLE helicopter program, along with the Pender County Sheriff's Office and Leland and Wilmington Police departments. Thu, 02/10/2011 - 9:37pm
Sheriff McMahon will announce future of helicopter Thursday
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the media to a news conference concerning the Sheriff’s Helicopter, Sheriff’s Air One. Sheriff Ed McMahon will be meeting with the media to announce his plans for the helicopter and answer questions concerning the helicopter. Wed, 02/09/2011 - 11:29pm