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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

New Hanover High School puts up metal detectors for basketball game

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New Hanover High School had metal detectors in place inside Brogden Hall for last night's basketball game. Full story...
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15-year-old arrested at New Hanover HS game on gun, drug charges

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videoA 15-year-old accused of stealing a cell phone at a high school basketball game last night now faces gun and drug charges after deputies say he brought both on school grounds. Full story...
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Marc Benson enters race for New Hanover Co. Sheriff

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videoThe race for New Hanover County Sheriff has a Republican in the running. Private investigator and radio talk show host Marc Benson filed today. Incumbent Ed McMahon and his predecessor Sid Causey have filed on the Democratic side. Full story...
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WHA: Gang heroin bust a sign of residents helping fight crime

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says six gang members are in jail charged in a heroin ring. NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation intro heroin trafficking by validated members of the Blood gang started in November in partnership with Wilmington Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Full story...
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Teen jailed for human trafficking, prostitution of a minor

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video A teenager is in jail charged with human trafficking. A judge granted Drequan Argu Dugar, 19, a public defender during his first court appearance this afternoon. Full story...
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ABC Board mulling cutting downtown task force funding

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videoIt's budget season, and the New Hanover County ABC Board is looking for ways to save money. Director Dan Sykes says one proposal on the table would have the board cut the $180,000 it gives to a joint task force meant to cut down crime downtown. Full story...
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Gas station robbed, detectives searching for armed suspect

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an armed suspect after the Wilco Hess gas station at 7413 Market Street was robbed early Saturday morning. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get heart pumping while learning self defense

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videoEven though crime in Wilmington is down, sometimes statistics still don't make you feel more safe. But, one thing that can help you feel more safe is learning self defense. A class can get your heart pumping a bit making you more prepared for when it really starts pumping. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy involved in car crash released from hospital

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital this morning after another driver running a red light caused him to crash his patrol car yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Causey, McMahon could square off in sheriff primary

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Sid Causey's 2009 retirement paved the way for New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon's ascension. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD, NHCSO named in illegal strip search suit

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A complaint filed in federal district court alleges that two WPD officers and a NHCSO deputy violated a man’s rights when they performed a strip search on him in public. Full story...
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R.A.D. comes to New Hanover County

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videoWomen can help themselves feel more secure with the help of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said, for the first time, the agency is teaming up with the Rape Aggression Defense System, better known as RAD, to offer self defense classes to women at the Cape Fear Community College north campus. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Checking out icy roads we find man passed out in median

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video After hearing reports that Snow’s Cut Bridge had iced over our crews found a man incapacitated in the median on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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