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Onslow County News

Officials warn of polluted New River water

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State officials are warning the public to avoid contact with portions of the New River in Onslow County because of sewage pollution. Full story...
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Onslow County man jailed, accused of growing marijuana

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The Sheriff's Office says David George Shepard of Hubert had 82 marijuana plants worth $200,000 behind a home on Belgrade-Swansboro Road. Full story...
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Contaminated Camp Lejeune water supply explained

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videoMore than 75,000 Marines and their families were exposed to toxic tap water that contained the chemicals TCE and PCE. But what exactly are those chemicals? Full story...
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Federal group studying possible Camp Lejeune water contamination

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A 14-member committee from the National Academy of Sciences is holding a hearing about water contamination at Camp Lejeune as part of an investigation ordered by Congress last year. Full story...
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Marines celebrate 232 years of service

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videoIt's a special day for the US Marines. They're celebrating 232 years of service. Full story...
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Death of Lejeune Marine under investigation

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Investigators are looking into the death of a 20-year-old Marine whose body was found at a Camp Lejeune rifle range earlier this month. Full story...
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County commissioners approve $13 million in economic incentives

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New Hanover County will offer GE and Invista a combined $13 million to expand their operations here. That's one of the largest economic development incentives the county has ever offered, but it's one commissioners say will create a profitable return. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine dies from gunshot on base

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Military police at Camp Lejeune are investigating the death of a Marine who died from a gunshot wound at the base. Full story...
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Hundreds of Camp Lejeune Marines leave for Iraq

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videoHundreds of Marines are leaving our area for Iraq Thursday. It's an emotional day for Catherine Stouffer as her husband leaves to serve his country in Iraq for the second time. Full story...
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Jacksonville man surrenders for stabbing

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A Jacksonville man surrendered to deputies Tuesday admitting to stabbing another man at his estranged wife's home. Full story...
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Lejeune to add civilian police

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Civilian police officers could one day supplement military police at Camp Lejeune. That plan comes after a Marine Corps committee decided more security is needed at Marine installations. Full story...
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Wars in Middle East helped income boom in N.C. military towns

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New federal data shows the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq may have sparked a dramatic boost in personal income in North Carolina's military communities. Full story...
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Family of deployed service members can send video messages

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Sometimes a letter or e-mail just doesn't get the message across. Now families of deployed service members can send a 10-minute video on DVD via the Jacksonville United Service Organization -- free of charge. Full story...
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Lejeune unit leaving for Middle East

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About 2,200 Marines and sailors began shipping out Tuesday from Camp Lejeune for a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Full story...
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Towns along N.C. 24 crack down on speeders

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This month, the Swansboro Police Department issued 57 traffic-related citations. Chief Ed Parish says roughly 40 percent of those were written for speeding, and he says if had more officers dedicated solely to traffic law enforcement, that number would be greater. Full story...
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