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Onslow County News

Profiles of Marines killed in Nevada training explosion

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A mortar shell explosion Monday at an Army depot in Hawthorne, Nev., killed seven Marines and injured eight other servicemen. Here are profiles of victims identified by family members. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA FIRST ON 3: Driver says Onslow Co. deputy caused crash in SC

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videoA South Carolina man takes to social media to vent his frustration with an Onslow County Sheriff's deputy. The driver, Chad Walton, began rolling video last night right before he says the deputy cut him off and caused a crash. Full story...
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8th Marine dies after Nevada mortar explosion

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A Veterans of Foreign Wars official says an eighth Marine has died after a mortar shell explosion during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert. Full story...
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New report reveals Lejeune water contamination began earlier

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videoMarines at Camp Lejeune put their lives on the line for our country, but a study released today shows many of them and their families were being poisoned by water on base even longer than thought. Full story...
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Burr bill extends coverage for Lejeune toxic water

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videoA US senator from North Carolina has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Crews battle wildfire near Maple Hill

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video Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a blaze across over one hundred acres in rural Onslow County.

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North Topsail Beach hires new town manager

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The Town of North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen appointed Stuart Turille as its new Town Manager at its regular meeting last night. Turille most recently served as Town Administrator for St. Pauls, where he managed five departments and was responsible for successfully obtaining approximately $2 million in grants for the town within five years. Full story...
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Deputies: Shooting ends in deadly crash

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said the crash resulted in a fatality; however, bullet holes were found on the driver's door and front left fender of the vehicle. Full story...
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Onslow Co. lawmaker says higher boat fees could pay for dredging

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videoA state senator is suggesting that money from higher boat registration fees should be used to pay for dredging North Carolina's coastal inlets. Full story...
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Mama J's offers a helping hand to those in need

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Mama J's Helping Hand provides food, clothes, household goods, and other necessities to people in the area who need it most.video Full story...
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