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Onslow County News

Camp Lejeune Marines among units departing for 8-month deployment

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About 2,400 Marines and sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are leaving North Carolina for an eight-month deployment in the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf and waters off northeastern Africa. Full story...
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Police: Body found in vehicle that went over a bridge

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One vehicle and an unidentified body was recovered from the waters under Sewell Bridge one quarter mile east of New River Saturday, according to the Jacksonville Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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Jacksonville's airport also loses DC flight

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videoTravelers have lost another option to go from southeastern North Carolina to the nation's capital. Jacksonville's Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) joins Wilmington among the 17 cities losing service to Washington's Reagan National Airport due to the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. Full story...
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Onslow County student charged with having weapons on school property

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videoA Southwest High School Student was arrested this morning for having weapons on school property. Full story...
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Two missing Camp Lejeune Marines killed in wreck on Catfish Lake Road

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videoTwo missing Camp Lejeune Marines were found dead in an overturned car late Tuesday night. The Highway Patrol responded to the scene on Catfish Lake Road in the Croatan National Forest. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan

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A U.S. Marine based at Camp Lejeune has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that Sgt. Jacob M. Hess of Spokane, Wash., died Wednesday in Helmand Province. Full story...
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Good Samaritan Helps Save Boater Near Camp Lejeune

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videoThe Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a 39-year-old man Wednesday after his boat capsized at the entrance to Bear Inlet near Camp LeJeune, N.C. Full story...
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Troopers look for truck, driver involved in deadly New Year's Eve crash

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videoState troopers are looking for the driver of a truck they say hit and killed a man walking on the side of an Onslow County road on New Year's Eve, but didn't stop. Full story...
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Suspect in Jacksonville sex extortion case facing more charges

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videoMore charges have been filed against an Onslow County man already accused of luring a Marine into a home and coercing the victim to perform a sex act. Full story...
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2 Onslow Co. children dead in southwest Alabama crash

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Two children from North Carolina died in a five-vehicle crash in southwest Alabama. State troopers said 7-year-old Naziya Gillis and 9-year-old Nadir Gillis of Camp LeJune were killed when the Dodge Challenger in which they were riding was struck by a tractor-trailer truck. Full story...
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