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Onslow County News

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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Texas based non-profit looks to help local veterans

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videoA Texas based non-profit agency aimed at preventing homelessness among veterans expanded to North Carolina this year. Family Endeavors opened offices in Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Jacksonville. Combined, the three offices work with more than 40 counties across the state. Full story...
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UPDATE: Second Marine claims to be victim in sex extortion case

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videoAccording to warrants from the Jacksonville Police Department, the investigation began when the Marine told officers Wednesday that he had met a person he thought was a female on the social networking site, MeetMe.com. The Marine said he agreed to meet this person at a home on King Street in Jacksonville. Full story...
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Onslow County teacher/coach quits after sex crime charge

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videoAn Onslow County teacher and coach has quit his job after being charged with a sex crime involving a child. John Tobias Sweeney, 36, of Jacksonville is charged with solicitation of a child by a computer or other electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach home destroyed by fire

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videoAshes and burnt wood litter the ground around a pricey oceanfront North Topsail Beach home that burned down over the weekend. Firefighters say the nine-bedroom, nearly 5,000 square foot home is a total loss. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man says E-Cig caused temporary blindness

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videoA Sneads Ferry man says an attempt to quit smoking may cost him his eyesight. Full story...
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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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