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Onslow County News

Blue Moon fundraiser benefits Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital

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Blue Moon gift shops, along with other vendors, hosted a fundraiser for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital on Saturday. Visitors were able to enter a raffle, see a fashion show, and taste one-of-a-kind treats to support a good cause. Full story...
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Willy freed after recuperating

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videoSea turtles are often in the news in this area, but one particular reptile has made headlines from here to England. Willaminia, or Willy as she's called, has been at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in North Topsail where she has been recuperating since April. Full story...
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Laurean faces Onslow County judge

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Cesar Laurean entered a plea of not guilty. His defense attorney said he will seek a change of venue in the trial because of all the media attention in Onslow County. Full story...
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Budget shortfall depletes Fort Fisher lifeguard staff

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The impact of North Carolina's billion-dollar budget deficit is being felt all the way to the shoreline at Fort Fisher. Budget cuts mean no lifeguards at the beach. Full story...
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Soccer coach arrested for alleged inappropriate sexual contact with player

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Christopher Roush is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, after allegedly contacting a 16-year-old girl on the internet, and then having a sexual relationship with her. Full story...
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Cesar Laurean lands at ILM, facing murder charges in Onslow County

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videoMarine Corporal Cesar Laurean was extradited to the US from Mexico today. He passed through Wilmington Friday night on his way to Onslow County where he faces murder charges in the death of Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach.

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Woman beat by husband with hammer is talking

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Onslow County sheriff's officials said 26-year-old Erin Gould spoke about the December attack for the first time Tuesday. Full story...
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DOD halts inquiry into rape claim amid murder case

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Military officials have delayed an investigation into how rape allegations were handled against a North Carolina Marine now charged in the accuser's death. Full story...
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Dog eludes Jacksonville airport employees

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Employees at the Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville are trying to rescue a dog that has lived near the airport for more than a year. But they can't catch him. Full story...
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Laurean's home up for auction

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The former home of a marine corporal accused of killing a pregnant colleague is going up for auction. Corporal Cesar Laurean's ranch-style house had an opening bid of about $102,000. Full story...
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Marine accused of beating wife expected in court

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A Marine accused of beating his pregnant wife into a coma is set to go before a judge. Full story...
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Albert J. Ellis Airport serves record number of fliers

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Albert J. Ellis Airport in Onslow County set a new record for passenger traffic in 2008. The airport served more than 262,000 passengers, an eight percent increase. Full story...
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NC sheriff's deputy shoots pit bull during attack

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An Onslow County sheriff's deputy is on bed rest after an attack in his yard where he shot and killed a pit bull. Full story...
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Wife of Marine improving after hammer beating

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A friend says a pregnant woman is improving as her Marine husband faces charges of trying to kill her with a hammer. Full story...
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Onslow County man makes first court appearance for murder of neighbor

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A suspect in the murder of a seventy-two year old Onslow County man made his first appearance in court Tuesday. William A. Littleton, 45, is accused of killing his older neighbor, Luther Kaemming. Full story...
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