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Onslow County News

Panetta proposes cap on military salary raises

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video Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday laid out a grim list of spending cuts the Pentagon will have to make in the coming weeks that he said will seriously damage the country's economy and degrade the military's ability to respond to a crisis. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune sergeant pleads guilty to bribery charge

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videoA Camp Lejeune gunnery sergeant pleaded guilty in federal court to a soliciting bribes from a government contractor while deployed to Iraq. Full story...
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Agency: Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953

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video Many more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for compensation for illnesses because a federal agency determined that the water at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune was contaminated four years earlier than thought. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Marine pleads guilty in urination case; deal limits sentence

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video He once fought for his country as a scout sniper during the war in Afghanistan. The Marine's conduct in battle, though, could have cost him his military career, but it won't. Full story...
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Onslow sheriff's deputy faces drug charges

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An Onslow County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with improperly obtaining prescription drugs. Full story...
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Court-martial next week for Marine accused of urinating on dead bodies

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videoThe court-martial for a Marine accused of urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters in 2011 will begin next week at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Sneads Ferry experiencing building boom

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videoThe new year is bringing new business to Sneads Ferry. While some see dollar signs with new job opportunities, others say they're sad to see so much construction. To some, the sound of constructions it the sound of success. To others, it's something much different. Full story...
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Controlled burns planned at Camp Lejeune

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Officials plan controlled burns at Camp Lejeune to reduce the possibility of forest fires. The Camp Lejeune Environmental Management Division has started lighting fires on forestry parts of the base and will continue the process for the next eight months. Full story...
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Perdue to spend last day as governor in schools

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video Beverly Perdue is spending her final full day as North Carolina's governor by highlighting her passion to expand the use of technology in the public schools. Full story...
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Onslow teens arrested for school threats

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Two high school students in Onslow County have been charged with making threats against their schools. Full story...
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NC military bases to review school security

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Schools on North Carolina's big military bases are reviewing security procedures after last week's mass killing of students in Connecticut. Full story...
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Marine in NC charged with killing fellow Marine

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Authorities say a Marine at Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the off-base shooting death of a fellow Marine in his same division. Full story...
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McCrory, Perdue traveling to NC military bases

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Gov. Bev Perdue is introducing successor Pat McCrory to leaders at the state's military bases in a whirlwind one-day trip through eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Man wanted for Sneads Ferry assault

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video The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is looking for David Anthony Cramer, 33, on several charges, including first degree kidnapping. The charges stem from an incident on November 26 in Sneads Ferry that left a 20-year-old man seriously injured. Full story...
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NC Senate's majority leader to become budget chair

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown will join the trio of top budget writers in the North Carolina Senate for the next two years once the Legislature reconvenes next month. Full story...
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