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Onslow County News

Montford Point Marines receive nation's highest civilian honor

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videoDecades after Montford Point at Camp Lejeune closed its doors, hundreds of black Marines who trained there received a major recognition Wednesday. After more than 60 years, about 400 Marines were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC, and a handful of those are from right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Marine lance corporal killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine lance corporal based at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine charged with murder of 15-year-old girl

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says a Camp Lejeune Marine was in court today accused of killing a 15-year-old girl. Pernell Devon Jones, 24, is charged with first degree murder of the teen Saturday night. Full story...
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Two dead after crash on US 17

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Two people are dead after a crash in Onslow County early Sunday morning. It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday on US 17, just north of Holly Ridge. Full story...
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Jacksonville High teacher arrested for sex with student; relationship may date to 2007

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A Jacksonville High School teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with a student. The arrest happened around 9:30 a.m. at the school. Full story...
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Jacksonville man accused of bigamy

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A Jacksonville man has been charged with bigamy after his first wife turned him in to police. Full story...
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Victim in murder-suicide posted warning on Facebook

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The victim of an apparent murder-suicide in Jacksonville warned his family something might happen to him just hours before his death. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune won't reopen highway to civilians

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The commander at Camp Lejeune has turned down a request to allow civilians to resume using a state highway that runs through part of the Marine base. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds case of murdered Lejeune Marine

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A North Carolina appeals court is upholding the first-degree murder conviction of a former Camp Lejeune Marine who killed his pregnant colleague, then burned and buried her body in his backyard. Full story...
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N. Topsail Beach uses sandbags to combat severe erosion

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video Topsail Reef is at the mercy of Mother Nature. The eight buildings, housing 240 homes needed protection from some major erosion, caused by a combination of Hurricane Irene, winter storms and high tides. The condo complex elected to have sandbags installed as a temporary fix. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine stabbed to death in DC; fellow Marine in custody

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A Marine is dead and another Marine is in custody after a stabbing incident in Washington, DC, early Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Philip Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Military investigates death of NC-based Marine

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The Department of Defense says it is investigating the death of a Camp Lejeune Marine who died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Review of Bragg's Warrior Transition Battalion due

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The 18th Airborne chief of staff will present the findings of an inspection of the Warrior Transition Battalion, which soldiers and spouses have said wrongly accuse troops of faking illness or injury to prevent them from getting full military benefits. Full story...
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Intruders killed in Jacksonville home invasion; no charges expected

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Police say they don't intend to file charges in a Jacksonville home invasion in which two intruders were killed. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune-based RI Marine killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine from Camp Lejeune has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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