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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement honors fallen officers

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videoIn Wilmington, law enforcement gathered to honor those killed in the line of duty. Full story...
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Arrests on heroin charges after two investigations

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After two investigations, investigators said they made two heroin busts. The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Unit took Carl Scott, Markee Scott and Deshawn Hankins into custody Wednesday in the Market North Housing Complex during a traffic stop. Full story...
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McMahon looks to November after trouncing former boss

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videoIn 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. Full story...
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Animal Services call turns into drug, gun charges

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videoAn Animal Services investigation landed a New Hanover County in jail on drug and gun charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the Animal Services Unit showed up to 4217 Parmele Road to take custody of two dogs and four puppies due to a dangerous dog violation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McMahon flier says he's a Hoggard grad; Not true

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Ed McMahon's campaign office stated he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1987. Problem is, McMahon graduated from high school in Massachusetts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Benson & Vaughn debate in GOP race for New Hanover Co. Sheriff

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videoThey are both former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies. One is an attorney. The other a private investigator and radio host. Full story...
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Witness description of crooks, car leads to quick arrest

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say a suspected thief was caught not long after the crime was committed. A spokesman says deputies were called Tuesday to a breaking and entering in progress at 4484 Amelia Ct. The witness gave investigators a description of three suspects and the license tag number of the car they used. Full story...
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NHSO, WPD to move gang, housing, downtown units under same roof

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videoA new initiative is joining some forces of the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and the Wilmington Police Department under one roof. They are transforming the former "Shaw Speaks" building downtown into a "law enforcement fusion" building. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Watch McMahon & Causey square off in fiery debate for New Hanover Co. Sheriff nomination

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videoIt's been five years since Sid Causey recommended Ed McMahon to succeed him as New Hanover County Sheriff. And to say over that time the relationship has deteriorated between the current and former sheriff, would be an understatement. Both men admitted that during a live, televised debate on WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man charged with stealing deputy's car

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videoA man is in jail charged with stealing a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy's patrol vehicle late last week. Full story...
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Adrian Point surrenders to face attempted murder charge

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videoA man wanted along with two of his brothers for allegedly trying to kill a man last month turned himself in yesterday. Adrian Point, 22, turned himself in at the front desk of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Bringing Easter to the community: one church's new approach to an annual event

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videoSaint Luke AME Zion Church took their egg hunt up a notch. They invited New Hanover County sheriff's office and other local resources to the event in an effort to strengthen the community. Full story...
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Youth violence is a 'crisis' in Wilmington

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videoCity Manager Sterling Cheatham presented a report on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington Tuesday after hosting several forums over the winter for the report. Cheatham said they found the youth often lack family structure, good education and meaningful jobs. Full story...
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UPDATE: Friday's double murder-suicide victims' names released

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is releasing more information on the three people killed in the Plantation Village Retirement Community Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Evidence indicates murder-suicide in Porters Neck deaths

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video Investigators say right now, evidence reveals that the crime appears to be a murder-suicide. They say further information will be released once the autopsies are completed on today. Full story...
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