WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Some children in New Hanover County got an early Christmas present Wednesday night.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office held it's "Make a Child Smile" program at Murrayville Elementary.
Members of the sheriff's department shopped for gifts for nearly 100 children and Santa delivered the toys to the little ones tonight. Santa also read to the kids and took pictures with each child.
Sheriff Ed McMahon says this is a program that's close to his heart, because it provides gifts to children who may not otherwise have presents to open on Christmas morning.