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Onslow County News

Pittman family back home together three weeks after fire

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The surviving members of an Onslow County family devastated by a housefire are back together at home. A fire February 23 killed three of the Pittman family's eight children. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Former N. Topsail Beach cop charged with peeping

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A former North Topsail Beach police officer will face charges for allegedly peeping on a teenage girl. Late last month the SBI arrested and charged Casey Allen Simpson with misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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US Senate panel hears about Camp Lejeune water

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A US Senate committee is hearing about the military's attempt to delete information from a report about contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Jacksonville to revise rules after abortion foes sue

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A federal judge is approving a settlement after anti-abortion protesters claimed a Jacksonville city ordinance violates free-speech rights by giving police too much leeway in deciding where and when demonstrations are allowed. Full story...
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NC Marine Corps air base in big expansion phase

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The military's big expansion in North Carolina continues as the Marine Corps builds a $140 million mega-hangar to hold four squadrons of a revolutionary aircraft. Full story...
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Man accused of drowning puppies

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Police have arrested a Jacksonville man after they say he drowned two puppies, then threw them away in a trash bin near his home. Full story...
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Marine charged with crash that knocked out power

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A Jacksonville Marine is in jail charged in a drunk driving crash that left people in the dark. Highway Patrol charged Sean Henry Brant with DWI. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman sentenced in father's stabbing death

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A Jacksonville woman will spend at least nine years in prison for the 2010 stabbing death of her father. Full story...
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Three more children injured in fire out of hospital

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Three teens injured last week in an Onslow County house fire that killed three of their siblings are out of the hospital. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Home, burial plots among donations for family devastated by house fire

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videoFrom food and toys to money, folks are stepping up to help out the Pittmans. A fire early yesterday morning destroyed their home in Jacksonville, killing three younger children. Full story...
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Morning fire kills three children, leaves family homeless

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video An early-morning fire killed three children and left the rest of family of ten homeless. For those who know the Pittman family, the fire that destroyed their home and took the lives of three children was nothing less than a tragedy. Full story...
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Suspect wanted on nine larceny warrants in Onslow County

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Investigators in Onslow County want help finding a man wanted on nine warrants for larceny. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 22nd MEU welcomed home to Camp Lejeune

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video After one of the longest deployments in recent Marine Corps history, Marines and sailors from the 22nd MEU came home to Camp Lejuene. Full story...
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NC Senators ask why information in report of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is missing

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Both North Carolina senators and other members of Congress want to know why information was removed from a report on drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Extras celebrate role in locally-shot 'A Smile as Big as the Moon'

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video The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "A Smile as Big as the Moon" debuted on WWAY Sunday night. The family film was shot in Wilmington and many of its extras are from Jacksonville. Family and friends rolled out the red carpet for their special night on Sunday. Full story...
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