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Onslow County News

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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Man charged after shooting three horses, all three died

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Deputies say a man shot three horses, killing one of them. The other two were later euthanized. Keith Kincy has been arrested and now faces gun and animal cruelty charges. Full story...
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Mercury found in Camp Lejeune water plant pipe

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Camp Lejeune has shut down one of its water treatment plants after mercury was found in a pipe in the facility. Full story...
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Hearings underway on plans to widen US 17 in NC

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Residents of eastern North Carolina have another chance to tell state transportation officials what they think of plans to widen US 17 between New Bern and Jacksonville. Full story...
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North Topsail town manager resigns

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The town manager of North Topsail Beach submitted his resigation Wednesday. Steve Foster has worked for the town since 2010. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Suspect in cabbie beating charged with felony

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videoSurf City police have reviewed video of Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh assaulting cab driver Charles Hawkesworth. The charges against Kinosh have been upgraded to one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury and a misdemeanor count of communicating threats. Kinosh is in a mental health facility in Wilmington and cannot be arrested until his release. Full story...
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