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Onslow County News

High school football player's body found after N. Topsail Beach drowning

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videoSouthwest Onslow County High School is mourning a football star after he drowned at North Topsail Beach yesterday. Search crews say they found the body of 19-year-old Shak Pershey early this morning after hours of searching the water. Full story...
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Jacksonville man convicted in DWI crash that killed his girlfriend

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A Jacksonville man has been convicted in a wreck that killed his girlfriend. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 41-year-old Michael Eugene Kincaid was convicted Thursday of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving. Full story...
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Deputies arrest alleged bank robber

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who allegedly robbed a Sneads Ferry bank this afternoon. Full story...
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Deputies: Camp Lejeune Marine threatens estranged wife, fellow Marine

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A Camp Lejeune Marine, considered armed, dangerous and homicidal, has been arrested after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife and a fellow Marine. Full story...
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3 relieved of command in Marine training accident

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videoThree officers at Camp Lejeune have been relieved of command following a March training accident in Nevada in which seven Marines were killed. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune cancels 4th of July fireworks

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Base leaders at Camp Lejeune have decided to cancel this year's 4th of July event for the public to minimize the fiscal impact on vital programs affected by sequestration. Full story...
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2 Camp Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

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Two members of a Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion based at Camp Lejeune have been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Jacksonville day care under investigation after sex offender uses its address

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videoLittle Footsteps Child Care, a Jacksonville day care, is under the radar after a homeless sex offender used his brother’s address as his own mailing address. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune honors Marine training blast victims

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Camp Lejeune has honored seven of its Marines killed in an explosion during a training exercise last month in Nevada. Full story...
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Marines don't disclose hearing in urination case

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videoMarine Corps officials say a key court hearing was held at Camp Lejeune last week for the only officer charged over a 2011 YouTube video showing snipers urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan. But they say they forgot to provide the public notice. Full story...
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Jacksonville man claims $1 million Powerball prize

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Gregory Wernli of Jacksonville claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on Monday morning. His win makes him the fifth player in North Carolina to claim $1 million or more playing Powerball in 2013. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holds WWII event for veterans

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Camp Lejeune is scheduled to host a remembrance of World War II for military veterans and their families. Full story...
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Deputy fire chief charged with embezzling

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A deputy chief at the North Topsail Beach Fire Department has been charged with embezzling more than $60,000. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Camp Lejeune Marines ride to combat alcohol abuse

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Camp Lejeune and North Carolina coastal communities are joining forces for a motorcycle ride to combat alcohol abuse. Marines from the region are partnering with the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention in an attempt to reduce alcohol related deaths and injuries. Full story...
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Comfort in a cup of tea

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videoAfter losing her newborn twins in 2008, Rachel Crawford created a brand of teas that create emotional well-being...and can even help troops suffering with PTSD. Full story...
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