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Onslow County News

CDC: Water at Lejeune linked to birth defects

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video A long-awaited study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers. Full story...
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Wilmington women arrested for theft in Jacksonville

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videoA pair of Wilmington women spent at least part of Thanksgiving in jail after Jacksonville Police say they stole more than $6,000 worth of merchandise this week. Full story...
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Hundreds attend funeral of Lejeune Marine killed in Duplin Co. plane crash

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videoHe died in a plane crash while on his way to a fellow Marine's funeral. On Tuesday, it was his own funeral that drew hundreds of mourners. Full story...
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USMC adopts male caps for all Marines

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The Commandant of the Marine Corps has approved the Marine Corps Uniform Board's recommendation to adopt the male dress and service cap as the universal dress and service cap for all Marines Full story...
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Buyer: No current plans to develop Hofmann Forest

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The proposed buyer of a massive research forest owned by North Carolina State University is distancing itself from a leaked prospectus suggesting it would clear cut much of the woodland for a golf course, homes and farms. Full story...
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Military wife collects gloves for deployed Marines

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videoThe winter months are cold months in Afghanistan. When the desert sun goes down, temperatures dive too. But one military spouse is doing her part to help those serving a deployment. Full story...
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Warrants reveal new details in N. Topsail Beach fatal double stabbing

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video More than three months after two men were found stabbed to death on North Topsail Beach, newly released warrants and affidavits are shedding light on what investigators think happened. Full story...
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Sneads Ferry man charged with arson

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Deputies have charged a Sneads Ferry man with arson and other charges. Full story...
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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million

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Trustees of NC State University's Endowment Fund have agreed to sell the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville to an Illinois-based agribusiness company for $150 million. Full story...
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Top Marine, survivors remember 1983 Beirut blast

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videoThe Marine Corps' top general says the deadly Beirut barracks bombing 30 years ago helped define the start of America's war against terrorists. Full story...
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Good Samaritan charters jet to fly Marine's dogs cross country

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videoWhen one Marine was reassigned cross country; he quickly learned his dogs were too large to fly on a commercial flight to Albert J. Ellis Airport. Andrew Morales, a Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, rescued Dusty and Wyatt during his deployment overseas almost three years ago. Full story...
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Panel: Discharge Marine captain in Camp Lejeune urination case

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A US Marine Corps panel is recommending that an officer be forcibly discharged for failing to supervise a group of snipers who posed for a video while urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Marine admits to cab driver attack caught on camera

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine has admitted to assaulting a cab driver in Onslow County, causing several facial injuries on the victim. Full story...
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Judge: No bond for Marine charged with infant's murder

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A Camp Lejeune Marine has been charged with murder in the death of an 11-month-old child. In addition to an open count of murder, 23-year-old LCpl. Matthew Scott Krause, of Maysville, has been charged with negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and abuse and neglect. Full story...
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Holly Ridge council terminates contract with fire department

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video The Holly Ridge Town council voted Tuesday night to terminate its contract with the Holly Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Full story...
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