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Onslow County News

9,500 acres burned as 150 fight blaze

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A county emergency official said the wildfire near Camp Lejeune has grown to 9.500 acres. He said the good news is that blaze was partially contained, about 35 percent. Nearly 150 firefighters are assisting. Full story...
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UPDATE: Lejeune fire forces three schools, stretch of US 17 to close

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A fire at Camp Lejeune has force the Onslow County School District to close two schools. Dixon High School and Dixon Middle School closed at 11 a.m. because of problems with smoke. The district later decided to close Dixon Elementary School at 2 p.m. Also, a statement from Camp Lejeune says US 17 is closed between High Hill Road to the north and NC 172 to the south. Full story...
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Marine with 22nd MEU to receive Bronze Star

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A Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is receiving the Bronze Star for his actions while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Onslow County to unveil black history trail

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Onslow County is planning to tell the story of the area's black residents, from segregated beaches to the Marine Corps. Full story...
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Lejeune commander places two dozen businesses off limits

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The Base Commander at Camp Lejeune has placed businesses known to sell psychotropic drugs temporarily off limits. Full story...
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Burr brings back bill on tainted Lejeune water

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North Carolina's US senators are backing legislation to care for people whose health problems may be linked to tainted water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Two Lejeune Marines honored with bronze stars

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Two North Carolina-based Marines are being honored for their actions in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC Marine division gets new commander

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A career infantryman who's served at every level of the Marine Corps is taking over as commander of a North Carolina-based Marine division. Full story...
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26th MEU from Lejeune heading to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom

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More than 1,000 MEU Marines and sailors are expected to move into Helmand province by the end of January to provide greater security and support the infrastructure development needed in the region. Full story...
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Feds plan meeting on rash of pelican killings

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A federal agency is investigating the killings of dozens of pelicans along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Woman accused of stealing prescription pads

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An employee at a medical clinic in Jacksonville has been accused of stealing prescription pads and writing fake drug orders. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 32-year-old Jennifer Francis Noell is accused of stealing the pads and forging them for oxycodone. Full story...
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Mixed reaction near Lejeune on repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

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video The signing of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell had a few folks in Jacksonville stirred up. The repeal is a controversial topic among all branches of the military, but the Marine Corps has been especially resistant to the change. Full story...
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More dead pelicans found at Topsail Island

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More dead pelicans have washed up on Topsail Beach, and investigators still have no idea who is killing them. Full story...
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Onslow's Brown to run Senate Commerce Committee

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North Carolina Senate Republicans continue to fill committee leadership posts for the new legislative session next month. Full story...
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More dead pelicans discovered along beach; Some decapitated

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Dead pelicans continue to wash up along the southeastern North Carolina coast, and now some of them are turning up decapitated. Full story...
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