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Onslow County News

Warrants reveal new details in N. Topsail Beach fatal double stabbing

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video More than three months after two men were found stabbed to death on North Topsail Beach, newly released warrants and affidavits are shedding light on what investigators think happened. Full story...
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Sneads Ferry man charged with arson

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Deputies have charged a Sneads Ferry man with arson and other charges. Full story...
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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million

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Trustees of NC State University's Endowment Fund have agreed to sell the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville to an Illinois-based agribusiness company for $150 million. Full story...
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Top Marine, survivors remember 1983 Beirut blast

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videoThe Marine Corps' top general says the deadly Beirut barracks bombing 30 years ago helped define the start of America's war against terrorists. Full story...
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Good Samaritan charters jet to fly Marine's dogs cross country

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videoWhen one Marine was reassigned cross country; he quickly learned his dogs were too large to fly on a commercial flight to Albert J. Ellis Airport. Andrew Morales, a Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, rescued Dusty and Wyatt during his deployment overseas almost three years ago. Full story...
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Panel: Discharge Marine captain in Camp Lejeune urination case

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A US Marine Corps panel is recommending that an officer be forcibly discharged for failing to supervise a group of snipers who posed for a video while urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Marine admits to cab driver attack caught on camera

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine has admitted to assaulting a cab driver in Onslow County, causing several facial injuries on the victim. Full story...
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Judge: No bond for Marine charged with infant's murder

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A Camp Lejeune Marine has been charged with murder in the death of an 11-month-old child. In addition to an open count of murder, 23-year-old LCpl. Matthew Scott Krause, of Maysville, has been charged with negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and abuse and neglect. Full story...
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Holly Ridge council terminates contract with fire department

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video The Holly Ridge Town council voted Tuesday night to terminate its contract with the Holly Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Full story...
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Holly Ridge council receives public input on gun range suit

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video Citizens of Holly Ridge turned out in force Tuesday night to share their thoughts on a lawsuit against Surf City Guns and Ammo. Full story...
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Marine accused of shaking baby to death

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine is charged with the death of an infant. Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune July 28 for an unresponsive 11-month-old. The infant had been in the care of LCpl. Matthew Krause, 23, who was the child's mother's boyfriend. Full story...
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NC-based Marine killed in Afghanistan

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The Defense Department says a 19-year-old Marine based in North Carolina has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Woman tries to escape prison months before release

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video Onslow County Sheriff Deputies arrested a woman who escaped from an Edgecombe County prison just months before her scheduled release. Full story...
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Onslow County woman arrested for North Topsail Murder

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videoTwo months ago exactly, authorities found two men, Robert Clinton Shellhammer IV and Christopher William Stewart, stabbed to death on North Topsail Beach. Now, a day after a woman was arrested for murdering one of them, she made her first court appearance. 19-year-old Bekka Shellhammer was arrested yesterday afternoon at her home in Sneads Ferry. Full story...
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Woman arrested for murder in North Topsail stabbings

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An Onslow County woman has been arrested for murder in connection to two stabbings on North Topsail Beach in July. Full story...
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