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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

NHSO: Family of thieves busted

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they've made arrested suspects in a breaking and entering that show crime can be a family business. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ashley High School assistant teacher arrested for indecent liberties with student

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A New Hanover County teacher is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. The victim is a student at Ashley High School, where White worked, according to an arrest warrant. Full story...
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Citizens Academy shows law enforcement works with a bang

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Citizens Academy program is very well received. This is the fifth such academy to give people a chance to view life as a deputy. Full story...
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Seven girls face charges in alleged gang fight at school

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is preparing juvenile petitions against seven girls allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilmington middle school last week. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says investigators believe the fight Thursday at Williston Middle School was gang related. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Hoggard teacher assistant suspended after incident

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New Hanover County Schools has suspended a teacher assistant today at John T. Hoggard High School pending the outcome of an investigation. Full story...
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'Run and You're Done' law hasn't yet paid out in New Hanover Co.

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videoLast night we told you about a new law that lets law enforcement seize and sell cars that lead them on chases. There are a handful of cases in New Hanover County that have fallen under the "Run and You're Done" law. So far, though, none have paid off. Full story...
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New law lets sheriff's office seize vehicle involved in chase last week

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videoCriminals who run from flashing lights face more punishment than just spending time behind bars. The "Run and You're Done" law that went into effect in December, allows law enforcement to seize chase vehicles and sell them at auctions. All the money goes to the county school board. Full story...
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Badges battle and ball for buddies

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videoDozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies converged on downtown Wilmington this weekend. No, it wasn't a drug bust or a stand-off, it was a shoot out... on the basketball court. Full story...
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Animal Control officers join Sheriff's Office ahead of change

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Kind of. The Sheriff's Office takes over Animal Control Services tomorrow. Full story...
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Teens charged with dozens of crimes in Ogden break-ins

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people suspected in a series of break-ins, most of which involved cars, in the Gordon Road, White Road and Ogden areas. The breaking and enterings took place from December to February. Full story...
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Volunteers help Sheriff's Office in new VIPR program

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New Hanover County citizens are helping make the county a little safer. The Sheriff's Office announced the launch of its new VIPR program this morning. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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Mom, girls charged after fight at school

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A New Hanover County mother is charged for assaulting a teenager during a fight at Ashley High School. Full story...
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School lockdowns ended

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The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over. Full story...
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