There is a delay in the sentencing for former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett. He pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice back in may. His sentencing was originally scheduled for September 8 at the federal courthouse in Raleigh. That has been pushed back to October 6. A spokesperson in Judge Earl Britt’s office said there was "no reason given" for the change. An investigation into the former sheriff began in 2006, amidst allegations of misuse of public funds.