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Retired NHC sheriff 'strongly considers' running for sheriff again

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Retired New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey said he is "strongly considering" running for sheriff again. Retired New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey said he is "strongly considering" running for sheriff again.
Retired NHC Sheriff Sid Causey Retired NHC Sheriff Sid Causey
NHC Sheriff Ed McMahon NHC Sheriff Ed McMahon

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Retired New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey said he is "strongly considering" running for sheriff again.

Causey chose Sheriff Ed McMahon to take over the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office when he decided to retire in the summer of 2009.

"He's a good man, his intentions are good," Causey said in 2009 about McMahon. "He's not vindictive, he wants to serve the public."

Now, however, Causey believes there are many things wrong with the department and wants to work to fix the wrong.

McMahon was surprised when he heard that Causey may be running for sheriff.

"It hurts your feelings personally, and it's something you wish wouldn't happen," said McMahon. "But it's not about me, it's about this community and this agency and what's best."

After having served the public for more than 39 years, Causey retired June 29, 2009. McMahon was sworn in as sheriff July 1, 2009.

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