New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff McMahon releases statement regarding firing of former deputy LeBlanc
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:27pm.

Responding to a request for an interview to discuss the multiple grand jury indictments against former deputy Joseph LeBlanc, Sheriff Ed McMahon declined to go on camera but released this statement...

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UPDATE: Grand jury indicts former New Hanover County deputy
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:43pm.

videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy is in jail under a $500,000 bond after a grand jury indicted him Monday. Jurors reviewed the results from an investigation conducted by N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the misconduct of Lt. Joey LeBlanc.

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UPDATE: Family helps end standoff with armed man
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 4:47pm.

videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies have ended a standoff with an armed man at a home off Castle Hayne Road. Deputies say it was the man's family who helped bring things to a quiet conclusion.

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Year after Sandy Hook shooting, local schools getting money for SROs
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:20pm.

video New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools should soon get state money for more resource officers. It's part of $7 million legislators allocated in this year's state budget. Counties must match one dollar for every two from the state.

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Thanksgiving traveler comes home to ransacked home
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 4:26pm.

videoWhile many were giving thanks and spending quality time with family, a few bad apples were ruining the holiday cheer for some in New Hanover County.

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Seat belt enforcement paying off for one area county
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 5:07pm.

video Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies across the state are targeting speeders and aggressive drivers this holiday. Officers are also focusing on increasing seat belt use during the busy holiday weekend and beyond.

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Explosives detonation cause of boom felt in downtown, Leland
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:21am.

videoThis time, there appears to be an explanation for a boom that rattled downtown Wilmington and Leland this morning. No, it was not the mysterious Seneca guns phenomenon that often causes unexplained shaking around the region.

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New Hanover Commission approves nearly $670k for sheriff's Housing Unit
Submitted by Daniel Seamans on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 1:57pm.

videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon told county commissioners this morning he has a new plan to fight crime. It involves a seven new positions, six deputies and one sergeant, who will work side-by-side with seven Wilmington Police officers in the city's public housing projects.

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New Hanover Co. Sheriff's deputy charged with DWI by another deputy; resigns
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 11:30pm.

A spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff's office says Det. Craig Blackmon was caught by another deputy driving drunk. He was charged with DWI early Saturday morning.

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Deputies make raw heroin bust at Wilmington apartment
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 1:15pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at ATF say a six-week investigation led them to bust a man with more than 44 grams of raw heroin at a Wilmington apartment. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation centered around Vincent Bruce Jackson transporting heroin from neighboring states to New Hanover County.

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