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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

New Hanover Co. waits to close chopper sale

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New Hanover County is waiting on the top bidder in an online auction for the Sheriff's old helicopter to decide if he'll buy it. Full story...
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New Hanover willing to accept top bid for chopper

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The top bid in an online auction for the chopper was $425,000. The county had set the reserve at $438,000. Full story...
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Sheriff gives grant money to SABLE

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Now that they share a helicopter, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office gave Wilmington Police some big bucks to help pay for it. Full story...
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Queen Azalea pretty in pink for official portrait

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The Queen has arrived, and could not be happier to represent the 64th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies make "major" heroin bust

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On Friday, April 1st, New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics detectives wrapped up a month long investigation and arrested one subject for numerous heroin trafficking charges. Detectives arrested Johmar Monte Galloway, after completing a vehicle stop at the intersection of 12th and Wright Street. Galloway was found in possession of 100 bags of heroin and was taken into custody. Full story...
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Federal grant to buy boats for port security

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At their meeting tonight, New Hanover County Commissioners will discuss accepting a federal grant for boats to patrol near the State Port. Full story...
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Murder victim, suspect may have been friends

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video A friendship gone horribly wrong. Micheal Smith, whose body was found in a Monkey Junction parking lot may have been friends with his accused killer Charles Saliba. Full story...
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Three arrests clear dozens of car break-ins

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video Wilmington Police and New Hanover County deputies say three arrests have solved dozens of crimes. The two agencies say they also found thousands of dollars worth of stolen items. Full story...
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Mother speaks out about arrest of son's accused killer

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videoMichael Smith's body was found last week in a Monkey Junction parking lot. Now investigators say he was the victim of murder. They charged Charles Saliba Monday with Smith's murder. Full story...
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Investigation continues into man found dead in car

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video Deputies are investigating Michael Lamar Smith's death, but we wanted to investigate his life. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Bomb squad called in for explosives found in Brunswick County

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Bomb experts are working to dispose of a crate of dynamite found in rural Brunswick County. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman April Stanley says it was found in the 7800 block of Pireway Road near Ash. Full story...
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Deputies looking for attempted kidnapper

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a teenager. Police say around 11 a.m. today an 18-year-old female was selling magazines door to door in a neighborhood near Myrtle Grove Road. They say a man in a silver pickup truck pulled up beside the teen and asked her if she needed a ride. Full story...
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Bidding underway for Sheriff's helicopter

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Bidding is underway as the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office auctions off its helicopter. The auction opened today on the website govdeals.com. Full story...
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FOR SALE: Sheriff's Office helicopter, gently used

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Looking for a deal on a used helicopter? From Monday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 22, 2011, surplus property will be sold via the Internet through GovDeals, an on-line auction service at www.govdeals.com. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office chopper, property consists of vehicles, office furniture, and various equipment declared surplus by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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Inmate paint job saves tax dollars

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The New Hanover County Jail is getting a makeover, and it's coming on the cheap. The sheriff is using inmate volunteers to save tax payers money. Full story...
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