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NHC Sheriff’s Office graduates citizen deputies

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009



The New Hanover County Sheriff’s office has 38 new additions. The graduates of the inaugural Citizen’s Academy aren’t Deputies, but they’ve developed a know-how to make the county safer. The class learned what it takes to be proactive, rather than reactive.

“The things that I learned that the Sheriff does for the citizens of this county that I never realized before, but I learned in this class. As a result I feel much safer now than I did when I first started this class,” said graduate Craven Hughes.

The graduates completed 10 weeks of hands-on training before receiving certificates Tuesday night.

“I think it went great,” says Sheriff’s Department Chief Larry Hines. “In talking with the people who attended the academy and our people who conducted it, everybody says they loved it.”

Chief Larry Hines coordinated the Citizen’s Academy, with the help of Sheriff Ed McMahon.
The Sheriff’s wife Teena even attended the Academy – and passed.

Sheriff McMahon says he plans on holding the Academy again in January.

If you’re interested in being a part of the next Citizen’s Academy in New Hanover County, visit the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Applicants must pass a background check to qualify.

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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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Veterans Day events celebrate, honor American vets

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsonline.com

Wilmington | When Andy Owens attended Veterans Day events while growing up, he saw a camaraderie he hoped to one day be a part of and a way of life he respected.

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Weather puts Pender schools on 2-hour delay Thursday

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Pender County Schools will be on a two-hour delay Thursday because of wind and flood advisories from Ida, according to the county schools’ Web site.

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DOT land in Burgaw eyed for recreation area

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Continuing a community push to bring youth recreation facilities to Burgaw, Johnny Stringfield has asked the Burgaw Board of Commissioners to write a letter of support for use of state land on a temporary basis.

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Students can buy test grades in Goldsboro fundraiser

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Associated Press

Rosewood Middle School in Goldsboro has come up with a novel fundraising plan after last year’s chocolate sale flopped. The school will sell 20 test points to students for a $20-dollar donation.

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