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Onslow County News

NC Senate's majority leader to become budget chair

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown will join the trio of top budget writers in the North Carolina Senate for the next two years once the Legislature reconvenes next month. Full story...
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Perdue, McCrory to visit NC military bases Friday

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Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov.-elect Pat McCrory are going to visit North Carolina military bases together this week to build relationships between the incoming governor and installation and community leaders. Full story...
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Wounded Warrior center to open at Camp Lejeune

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videoThe Marine Corps General James F. Amos will be on the Marine Corps Base to help celebrate the opening of a Warrior Hope and Care Center with a ribbon cutting. Full story...
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Marine accused of cabbie attack allowed out-of-state therapy

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video Should a Marine accused of savagely beating a Surf City cab driver be allowed to leave the state? That's the question an Onslow County judge was faced with at a bond hearing this morning. Three months after the brutal assault of driver Charles Hawkesworth caught on camera, Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh was back in court today asking a judge to help him seek help. Full story...
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Marine charged after Morehead City hotel evacuated

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A Camp Lejeune Marine has been arrested after a hotel in Morehead City was evacuated for about five hours. Morehead City police and fire officials evacuated the hotel and two nearby restaurants Monday morning after getting a report that someone had threatened to commit suicide using chlorine. Full story...
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New River Inlet Channel realignment project begins

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video The New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project has begun on the north end of North Topsail Beach. The project will widen and deepen the New River Inlet Channel, and the sand from the channel will be placed on the northern 1.7 miles of the beach. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine charged crimes against nature

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video A Camp Lejeune Marine is behind bars after being accused of crimes against animals. After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen and Onslow County DSS, Mark David Harpel was arrested for crimes against nature. Full story...
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3 North Carolina victims in Texas train crash

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video Officials say three North Carolina men are among the victims of a horrific accident in Texas involving veterans taking part in a parade to honor war heroes. Full story...
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Marine Corps marks 237th birthday at Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune is celebrating the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with ceremonies and the traditional cake-cutting ceremony. Full story...
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NC woman accused of pouring hot water on child

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Authorities in Jacksonville accuse of woman of pouring scalding hot water on her 9-month-old daughter. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Michelle Julia Woodhouse-Deboyes of Jacksonville is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury and mental emotional injury. Full story...
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Sandy could make N. Topsail Beach erosion even worse

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video Beach erosion is common in many coastal communities. However, in North Topsail Beach the erosion has become so severe it is threatening to wash an entire neighborhood into the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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Onslow man, Wilmington woman busted for pot grow house

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A Sneads Ferry man and a Wilmington woman are charged with running a marijuana grow house in Sneads Ferry. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marines train at Fort Bragg

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Marines from Camp Lejeune have headed inland to train at Fort Bragg with the Army. The Fayetteville Observer reported the 10th Marine Regiment is training at Fort Bragg until Oct. 26. Full story...
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Castle Hayne contractor's bankruptcy delays Onslow Co. bridge

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North Carolina transportation officials say work has been halted on a bridge replacement in Jacksonville. The Transportation Department said Monday that the contractor for the Buddy Phillips Bridge is working with the United States Bankruptcy Court to restructure the company. Full story...
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Mercury in water treatment plant at Camp Lejeune

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Officials at Camp Lejeune say a water treatment plant at the Marine base is offline after workers found 12 pounds of mercury in the pipes. Full story...
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