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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

New Hanover High 'sheltered in place' following robbery nearby

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Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office confirm a high school has ordered a "Shelter in Place" due to a crime reported near the school. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: School district employee charged with child porn suspended with pay

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videoA Wilmington man who works for the county school system is now suspended with pay after charges of child porn. Full story...
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School district employee charged with child porn

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videoA Wilmington man who works for the county school system has been charged after investigators say they found an image of a naked child on his computer. Full story...
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McMahon, Vaughn square off in race for New Hanover Sheriff

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video Sheriff Ed McMahon and challenger Jason Vaughn discuss the state of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Northeast New Hanover County rabies cases rise

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit along with the New Hanover County Health Department have identified and investigated five cases of animals with rabies since August 2014. Full story...
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Former New Hanover deputy pleads guilty to drug charges

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videoThe former lieutenant with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office pleaded guilty to drug charges Monday. Full story...
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WPD and NHCSO searching woods following chase

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Several Wilmington officers and New Hanover deputies are searching a wooded area in Wilmington for evidence. Full story...
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Chief says WPD made a mistake handing over 2013 deputy shooting investigation to Sheriff's dept.

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video In a convention today between local religious leaders and the Wilmington Police Department, Chief Ralph Evangelous said there were many lessons learned, one of those involving future practices for incidents like last year's deputy shooting. Full story...
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Voter scam beware, or not?

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video Voter scam beware, or not? Yesterday we told you the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office was looking into a possible fraud with voter registrations. It may actually be legitimate. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect charged with throwing urine on jail guard

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videoA Wilmington teen in jail on a murder charge is in more trouble after allegedly throwing urine on a jail guard. Shelby Lentz is charged with second-degree murder in the January death of Martin Yakimovich. Full story...
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NHSO: Scammer trying to take advantage of voter ID law

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a possible fraud tied to voter information and the state's voter identification law. Full story...
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Dismembered cats left on lawns; human or animal attack?

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videoA story we reported has folks wondering if the dismembered cats left on lawns along Amber Drive near Pine Valley is the result of an animal attack or from a human. You asked, could this possibly be the result of a coyote or a disturbing display of animal cruelty. Full story...
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Cats killed, dismembered bodies left on lawns

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videoSomething disturbing is happening to people's cats in one Wilmington neighborhood. Police say someone is to blame for apparently killing cats in a brutal way. Randy Leonard found something disturbing in his front yard Monday morning, half a cat. It was cut almost surgically, and then placed there. Full story...
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DOG COURT: Dog bite causes $8,000 in damage

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videoOne man took his neighbor to Dangerous Dog Court after he says his Boston Terrier bit him causing around $8,000 worth of medical damage. Full story...
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WFD honors lives lost on 9/11

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department hosted a ceremony this morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters along with the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and members of the community came together to pledge never to forget. Full story...
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