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Onslow County News

3 Marines based at Lejeune killed in Afghanistan

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The Defense Department reports that three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while fighting in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Man tries to swim from officers in Sneads Ferry

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A man accused of a probation violation tried to swim away from police in the New River near Jacksonville. But 30-year-old David Milam was captured Tuesday night by US marshals and other officers. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holding hurricane preparedness town hall meeting

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Camp Lejeune officials are encouraging military members, civilian employees and families to attend a town hall meeting about being prepared for hurricane season. Full story...
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Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic water case

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videoObama administration attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule against families who blame contaminated tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses. Full story...
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Second suspect charged in Surf City bar assault

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videoA second suspect has been charged in connection to the assault of a Marine and a woman at a Surf City bar last month. Daniel M. Oczkowski Jr., 21, of Camp Lejeune was charged yesterday with accessory after the fact for the attack at Sandbar Saloon May 11. Full story...
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Soldier charged with assaulting Marine, woman at Surf City bar

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videoA Fort Bragg soldier is out of jail after being charged with assaulting a Marine and a woman earlier this month at a Surf City bar. Full story...
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Woman gets life in slaying of great aunt after pleading guilty to murder

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A 32-year-old Newport woman has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the slaying of her great aunt nearly two years ago. Full story...
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Students get off bus before it catches fire

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Onslow County school officials say a charter bus carrying students home from a music competition has caught fire. Full story...
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North Topsail town leaders consider hold on big beach houses

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North Topsail Beach is considering a moratorium on permits for big beach houses while town officials review regulations for high-occupancy homes. Full story...
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Two women arrested for leaving kids unsupervised

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videoFour children are now in custody of the Onslow County Department of Social Services. Full story...
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DA: Sheriff 'unprofessional' in accusations toward challenger

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videoOnslow County Sheriff Ed Brown is under fire after making what the district attorney called "unprofessional accusations" toward his opponent. Full story...
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Onslow Co. deputy put back on training after controversial YouTube video

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An Onslow County deputy will be put back on supervised training after a YouTube video was posted showing her handcuffing a man, even though he was not accused of a crime, Sheriff Ed Brown announced Wednesday. Full story...
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Erin Brockovich Rallies Outside Supreme Court for Camp Lejuene Victims

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Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and dozens of military veterans rallied outside the Supreme Court today as the justices heard arguments that an electronics company was responsible for polluting drinking water at Camp Lejuene that sickened thousands of Marines. Full story...
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Woman charged after car goes into Jacksonville creek with infant in car

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State troopers say a woman distracted while arguing with a passenger drove off a road in Onslow County and into a creek with her 9-month-old baby in the car. Full story...
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Woman accused of killing boyfriend found dead in Onslow County

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A woman charged with killing her boyfriend in Beaufort County has been found dead in Onslow County. The sheriff's office says firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm Tuesday night at a home in Richlands. Full story...
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