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Onslow County News

New River Inlet Channel realignment project begins

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video The New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project has begun on the north end of North Topsail Beach. The project will widen and deepen the New River Inlet Channel, and the sand from the channel will be placed on the northern 1.7 miles of the beach. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine charged crimes against nature

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video A Camp Lejeune Marine is behind bars after being accused of crimes against animals. After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen and Onslow County DSS, Mark David Harpel was arrested for crimes against nature. Full story...
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3 North Carolina victims in Texas train crash

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video Officials say three North Carolina men are among the victims of a horrific accident in Texas involving veterans taking part in a parade to honor war heroes. Full story...
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Marine Corps marks 237th birthday at Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune is celebrating the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with ceremonies and the traditional cake-cutting ceremony. Full story...
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NC woman accused of pouring hot water on child

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Authorities in Jacksonville accuse of woman of pouring scalding hot water on her 9-month-old daughter. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Michelle Julia Woodhouse-Deboyes of Jacksonville is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury and mental emotional injury. Full story...
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Sandy could make N. Topsail Beach erosion even worse

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video Beach erosion is common in many coastal communities. However, in North Topsail Beach the erosion has become so severe it is threatening to wash an entire neighborhood into the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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Onslow man, Wilmington woman busted for pot grow house

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A Sneads Ferry man and a Wilmington woman are charged with running a marijuana grow house in Sneads Ferry. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marines train at Fort Bragg

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Marines from Camp Lejeune have headed inland to train at Fort Bragg with the Army. The Fayetteville Observer reported the 10th Marine Regiment is training at Fort Bragg until Oct. 26. Full story...
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Castle Hayne contractor's bankruptcy delays Onslow Co. bridge

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North Carolina transportation officials say work has been halted on a bridge replacement in Jacksonville. The Transportation Department said Monday that the contractor for the Buddy Phillips Bridge is working with the United States Bankruptcy Court to restructure the company. Full story...
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Mercury in water treatment plant at Camp Lejeune

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Officials at Camp Lejeune say a water treatment plant at the Marine base is offline after workers found 12 pounds of mercury in the pipes. Full story...
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Two Marines charged with breaking into church

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Two Marines from Cherry Point were arrested for breaking into a Jacksonville church, according to court documents. Full story...
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Marine charged in cabbie assault released from jail, runs from reporters

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A Marine charged with attacking a Surf City cab driver earlier this month is out of jail. Adam Kinosh appeared in Onslow County Court today for charges related to the September 10 attack. Full story...
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Two Marines to be court-martialed in urination case

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The Marine Corps says it will court-martial two non-commissioned officers for allegedly urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters last year in Afghanistan and posing for unofficial photos with casualties. Full story...
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Camp LeJeune Marine shoots wife, kills himself

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Authorities say a U.S. Marine based at Camp LeJeune shot and critically injured his wife before killing himself in front of his parents' home. Full story...
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Purple Heart being returned to NC family

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A Purple Heart found in a box of memorabilia in Jacksonville is headed to the family of the man who received the prestigious recognition in 1943. Full story...
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