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Archive for February, 2013

New Hanover Officer receives K-9 certification

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office now has a official K-9 Instructor on staff. According to the department, James Croom is the first officer in the area to receive a Police K-9 Instructor Certification from Police Service Dogs Inc.

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NHSO sergeant earns K9 instructor certificate

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has two new tools to help fight crime.

Sgt. James Croom recently completed more than 400 hours of training to become the first certified K9 officer instructor in the county. He will be able to put those skills to work training the department’s newest K9: a 2.5-year-old German Shepherd named Howie.

“Canine training constantly evolves,” Sgt. Croom said. “Some of the stuff I had already learned has changed somewhat. Every day you are learning something new with the dogs.”

Croom says the new training teaches officers to reward their dogs for all of their hard work.

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Brunswick to offer online version of Pistol Permit Application

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Soon, Brunswick County citizens will be able to submit Pistol Permit applications online.

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Leland man pleads guilty in fatal crash

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Danny Dion Chase, 53, entered the guilty plea to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle

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Rose and Ludemann sign pro contracts

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Former UNCW women's soccer standouts Jen Ludemann and Stephanie Rose have signed professional contracts with HJK Helsinki of the Finnish Naisten Liiga.

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