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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Drill lets cops, teachers practice school safety

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videoDeputies, officers and school faculty spent at least five hours learning how to react when a gunman enters the building and starts shooting. Full story...
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Morning fire destroys home

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video A New Hanover County family is homeless after their house went up in flames this morning. Full story...
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New deputies take an oath and received their badges

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has 17 new deputies. The new officers took an oath and received their badges Wednesday. Full story...
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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office sponsors sixth annual Make a Child Smile Operation

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office played Santa Wednesday night. They sponsored the sixth annual Make a Child Smile Operation at Murrayville Elementary. Full story...
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Applications available for Sheriff's Citizens Academy

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Participants will be exposed to many different aspects of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Full story...
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NHC Sheriff's Office graduates citizen deputies

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The graduates of the inaugural Citizen's Academy aren't Deputies, but they've developed a know-how to make the county safer.

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Emergency management responds to questions about 9-1-1

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This past weekend a group of neighbors in the Monkey Junction area say they could not reach 9-1-1 when trying to report a fire. County Emergency Services Director Warren Lee looked into the situation and says the 9-1-1 operators on duty during the fire did not follow the emergency management guidelines. Full story...
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Justice in Motion hosts dinner to thank local law enforcement

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There was a big thank you to local the law enforcement Tuesday night. Justice in Motion hosted an appreciation dinner at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington. The goal is to celebrate the efforts of the men and women who keep our streets safe, especially when it comes to drunk driving. Full story...
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GREAT program educates local middle school students on gang resistance

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Some New Hanover County middle school students are getting a lesson from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department. Deputies will lead an anti-gang program at Roland Grise and Williston Middle Schools. Full story...
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Summer sex predator sting a success in New Hanover County

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is calling a summer sex predator sting a success. More than one thousand man hours, that included door-to-door checks on sex offender's registered addresses, resulted in multiple arrests. Full story...
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Deputies drop the donuts, and the pounds too

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videoBeing a police officer or sheriff's deputy can be a very physically demanding job and for local law enforcement, the days of glaze could be a thing of the past. One deputy said, "You won't ever catch me at a Krispy Kreme in a uniform, I know that." Full story...
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Kids take part in Safe Summer Program, interact with deputies

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Kids had the chance Tuesday to interact with sheriff's deputies out of uniform. The Safe Summer Program kicked off at Hugh MacRae Park. All week, deputies tag along with 50 kids to various activities. Full story...
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Sheriff McMahon works on reorganization within sheriff's office

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Sheriff Ed McMahon eliminated one lieutenant's position and created a new colonel position. The reorganization will provide more attention for several divisions within the sheriff's office and save nearly $80,000. Full story...
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NHC deputies seize cocaine and cash in drug bust

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New Hanover County deputies seized more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. The bust took place in the 300 block of South College Road around 11:00 a.m. Full story...
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It's official, McMahon takes oath

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videoThere's a new sheriff in town. Ed McMahon took the oath of office Wednesday morning to replace Sid Causey as New Hanover County Sheriff. Full story...
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