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Detective with NHC sheriff’s department passes away from Covid-19

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A detective who served the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department has passed away, the office announced Wednesday.

Detective Michael Godwin of Wilmington died Sunday, Feb. 27. After contracting Covid-19, he was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Godwin served the department for nine years, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. He was a Wilmington native, graduated from New Hanover High School and completed an associate’s degree in computer science.

The 41-year-old also played guitar in the band Silver Judas and practiced martial arts. He was a first-degree black belt and educator for Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts.

Godwin’s full obituary can be found here.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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