Sheriff McMahon keeps his job in New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Sheriff Ed McMahon will keep his job in New Hanover County as sheriff.

With more than half of the precincts reporting, McMahon clinched 60 percent of the vote.

He was appointed as sheriff in 2009 by outgoing Sheriff Sid Causey, who retired after serving the public for more than 39 years.

McMahon was up against Republican Marc Benson, a former investigator with the sheriff's office.

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