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Onslow County News

Camp Lejeune Marine dies from gunshot while guarding Main Gate

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine standing guard at the base's Main Gate is dead after he was shot by a bullet from another Marine's rifle. Full story...
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Man arrested for bomb threats in Onslow County

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A Jacksonville man is in custody accused of making several bomb threats in Onslow County. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Gerald Jackson, 18, at his home Monday after serving a search warrant to look for evidence of the offenses. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty in murder of Camp Lejeune Marine

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A man has admitted to shooting and killing a Camp Lejeune Marine in 2012. Full story...
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Federal government checking NC forest wetlands

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Two federal agencies are investigating whether managers at North Carolina State University's massive Hofmann Forest illegally drained wetlands. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune exercise will include shooter scenario

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Camp Lejeune Marines will hold a four-day exercise to test the base's ability to respond to a crisis while working with various groups. Full story...
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Police release name of North Topsail Beach drowning victim

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videoNorth Topsail Beach Mayor Dan Tuman said a man in his early 60s died while surfing alone Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine to become unit's first female sergeant major

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Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Lanette Wright is becoming the first female senior enlisted leader of a Marine Expeditionary Unit. Wright is scheduled to take over Friday in a 1 p.m. ceremony. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pregnant hearing impaired woman hides from burglar during break-in

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videoA Jacksonville woman has a warning for you after a thief broke in while she was home. The pregnant and hearing impaired woman hid in a closet while the robber rummaged through her things. Full story...
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Alleged child molester flees to Syracuse

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video Sgt. Eric Bailey with the Investigative Unit of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to allegations of child sexual assault. Upon further investigation, Arrestee Kirk D. Macleod was linked to several prepubescent girls, ages 8 to 12, whom he sexually assaulted. Full story...
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Local outreach center plans silent auction

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videoJeanette Lopez, better known as "Mama J' to those she helps is behind the outreach program Mama J's Helping Hands and invites you to see her building and learn more about her effort. Full story...
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One dead, three in jail after robbery attempt

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videoThree suspects are in jail and a fourth is dead after investigators say a man they tried to rob fought back. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded around 7:30 p.m. Sunday to a burglary and gunshot victim at 145 Abbotts Branch Lane near Hubert. Full story...
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Onslow County man charged with 58 sex crimes including rape and incest

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videoBruce Edward Green faces dozens of charges including rape, incest, child abuse and indecent liberties with a child. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said the investigation began when one of the alleged victims came forward. Then, investigators said they discovered there were many more. Full story...
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Records: Man accused of crash that killed four had prior traffic charges

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videoThe man accused of causing a quadruple-fatal crash in Onslow County over the weekend was supposed to be in court Monday on prior charges, including reckless driving and DWI. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan

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A Camp Lejeune marine stationed in Afghanistan is dead due to injuries suffered from an IED. The Heartland Worship Center in Kentucky posted Saturday morning on Facebook that 36-year-old Aaron Torian, husband and father of three, was critically injured by an IED during patrol. Full story...
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Onslow Co. makes $46,000 selling firearms

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Onslow County made more than $46,000 off selling surplus firearms from the sheriff's department. The county commission voted unanimously in November to sell the surplus weapons to the public for 60 days through a licensed firearm dealer. Full story...
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