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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

ONLY ON 3: Jailer to appeal inmate death case to Supreme Court

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Attorneys representing a New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy involved in an inmate's death are appealing their case to the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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Deputies show off counterfeit haul

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies seized 25 boxes of counterfeit goods from a Wilmington store yesterday. Investigators say the merchandise is worth more than $47,000. Full story...
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Deputies catch 26-year fugitive

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The Social Security Administration says he applied for benefits using the identity of a Virginia man who died in 1983. Full story...
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Sheriff mulls possible $1M cut

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Last week the county asked Sheriff Ed McMahon to reduce his budget to try to help make up a $14 million county budget shortfall. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff McMahon reverts additional $150k to school board

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Sheriff Ed McMahon plans to revert an additional $150,646 to the New Hanover County Board of Education. This decision follows a preliminary decision in January which reverted $172,883.15 to the Board. Full story...
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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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