Bidding underway for Sheriff’s helicopter

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Bidding is underway as the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office auctions off its helicopter. The auction opened today on the website govdeals.com.

The chopper started at $150,000. So far it has received one bid for $175,000, but it has not yet reached its reserve price.

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Sheriff Ed McMahon announced last month his plans to sell the chopper, which has sat idle since the pilot resigned last fall.

The auction runs through April 11.