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Onslow County News

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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Camp Lejeune teacher arrested on heroin charges

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A sixth-grade teacher at Camp Lejeune has been arrested on heroin charges. Onslow County deputies have charged Thersea Catherine Fedor, 53, of Hubert, with one count of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, one charge for allegedly keeping the drug in her home, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Full story...
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Troopers: Driver falls asleep, crashes into school bus with students

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videoA driver fell asleep and crashed his SUV head-on into a school bus Tuesday morning, sending the driver and six students to hospitals, according to the Highway Patrol. Full story...
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UPDATE: Deputies arrest murder suspect in nightclub shooting

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videoDeputies say they have arrested a murder suspect in connection with a shooting at a nightclub that left one dead in Onslow County last week. Full story...
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UPDATED: Warrant out for arrest in deadly Jacksonville nightclub shooting

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Authorities say a nightclub shooting in Jacksonville has left one man dead. Investigators of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office have identified a person of special interest, Sherodnie Smith, B/M, 27 yoa of Jacksonville, NC. Sherodnie Smith has an outstanding warrant at present for a Parole Violation. Full story...
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Residents near New River warned of loud explosions

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Officials at Camp Lejeune are warning nearby residents that they might hear periodic explosions as unexploded ordnance is destroyed. A spokesman says Marines are blowing up mostly old rifle and rocket grenades or mortar rounds used on the training ranges. Full story...
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