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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

NHSO lieutenant quits after DWI arrest

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has quit after being pulled over for drunk driving. Full story...
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Labor Day laborers optimistic about working the holiday

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video Many of you are fortunate enough to not be working on this day all about celebrating work and the economic and social impacts of workers. However, there are still those who are stuck in the daily grind as usual. Full story...
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Crews find body of man who went into river during Irene

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Search crews have found the body of a man who wound up in the Northeast Cape Fear River early Saturday during Hurricane Irene. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says crews found the body of Melton Robinson, Jr., in the river just before 4 p.m. Sunday. Full story...
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2003 jail death lawsuit settled

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There's no need to go to trial to resolve a civil suit stemming from a death in the New Hanover County Jail back in 2003. County Attorney Wanda Copley says a deal has been reached between the family of Gary Rummer and the county's insurer. Full story...
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Deputies find 155 pot plants at Scotts Hill home

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Investigators found more than 150 marijuana plants at a Pender County home yesterday. The Pender and New Hanover County Sheriff's Offices narcotics units seized the pot plants at 104 Wyndham Way in the Scotts Hill community. Full story...
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I-40 stop leads to big drug bust

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In all detectives say they found about 700 bags of Heroin valued at approximately $21,000 and about one pound of marijuana valued at more than $1,000. Full story...
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NHSO nets robbery suspects, stolen weapons in sting

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies say they've caught two men accused of stealing weapons and jewelry from a house. Full story...
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Mother of disabled child learns of son's reported sexual abuse nearly one year later

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video After her disabled son was reportedly sexually abused, the boy's mother says she was not informed for nearly a year and now wants justice. Full story...
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NHSO investigates armed robbery in Castle Hayne

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning armed robbery. Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer said it happened around 1 a.m. at 2407 Castle Hayne Road. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fewer deputies at future New Hanover Commission meetings

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Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer says there will not be as many deputies at future meetings as yesterday. Brewer says there were six deputies this week to make sure the new system worked and to cover an alternative handicap entrance. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Security ramped up at New Hanover Co. Commission Meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met today to discuss everything from the county budget to signs on Carolina Beach Road. One of the more interesting aspects of the meeting though was what it took to get in. There was additional security at the door and in the board room. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: NHSO closes investigation into Berger leak

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has closed its investigation Commissioner Brian Berger's claim that someone in county government may have broken the law by leaking information to the press. Full story...
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Sheriff's Department investigating who leaked Berger unemployment information

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At the request of Commissioner Brian Berger, Sheriff Ed McMahon has initiated an investigation into a possible breach of the state’s personnel policy regarding access to information contained in a personnel file. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Laney assistant principal accused of inappropriate relations with student

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A Laney High School assistant principal is off the job after an allegations surfaced about an inappropriate relationship with a student. School district spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum says Stephanie Robin Lamberty is suspended with pay as the district and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office investigate. Full story...