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New Hanover County recognized with 10 National Achievement Awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the seventh straight year, New Hanover County has been honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with Achievement Awards that recognize various programs … Read More »

New Hanover County first responders to receive pay increase 

Posted April 18, 2022 at 11:10 am     Category: 911 CommunicationsCounty CommissionersCounty ManagerFire RescueNews ReleaseSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County announced today that its frontline first responders in 911 Communications, Fire Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office will receive a pay increase, in … Read More »

New Hanover County Approves of Phase 2 Outdoor Seating Guidance for ABC Permit Holders in Unincorporated New Hanover County

Posted May 27, 2020 at 5:11 pm     Category: County ManagerEmergency ManagementNews ReleasePublic HealthSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On May 24, 2020, the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission issued guidelines to temporarily allow on-premises ABC permit holders to include additional outdoor … Read More »

Public Notice: Sheriff’s Office to exchange 400 used weapons

Posted March 7, 2019 at 4:54 pm     Category: FinanceNews ReleasePublic NoticeSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At the meeting scheduled on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 4 p.m., the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners intends to authorize the exchange of … Read More »

Two New Hanover County initiatives receive statewide honor

Posted August 31, 2018 at 9:37 am     Category: Fire RescueNews ReleaseSheriffStrategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County recently received two Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Excellence in Innovation Awards given by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC). … Read More »

New Hanover County Receives Six National Awards for Innovation

Posted July 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm     Category: Community Justice ServicesCounty ManagerFire RescueLibraryNews ReleaseSenior Resource CenterSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County has been recognized with six Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The six awarded programs help to increase a … Read More »

New Hanover County to conduct public safety exercise at Government Center building

Posted October 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm     Category: County ManagerFire RescueNews ReleaseSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Thursday, October 19, approximately 6-11 p.m., New Hanover County will hold a large-scale simulation and active shooter exercise at the Government Center, located at … Read More »

NHC Sheriff’s Office earns national accreditation

Posted August 10, 2015 at 9:01 am     Category: News ReleaseOtherSheriff

(New Hanover County)– New Hanover County Sheriff, Ed McMahon, is pleased to announce his agency has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), Inc. … Read More »

Media Advisory: Sheriff to hold news conference

Posted August 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm     Category: News ReleaseSheriff

(New Hanover County)–  Area media is invited to attend a major announcement by Sheriff Ed McMahon on Monday, August 10.  Joining the sheriff and his command staff will be members … Read More »

Community Health & Safety Expo coming to the Schwartz Center June 27

Posted June 22, 2015 at 2:37 pm     Category: Emergency ManagementEnvironmental ManagementFinanceFire RescueNews ReleasePublic HealthSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s largest community health and safety event of the year will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 … Read More »

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