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Onslow County News

Camp Lejeune cancels 4th of July fireworks

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Base leaders at Camp Lejeune have decided to cancel this year's 4th of July event for the public to minimize the fiscal impact on vital programs affected by sequestration. Full story...
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2 Camp Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

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Two members of a Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion based at Camp Lejeune have been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Jacksonville day care under investigation after sex offender uses its address

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videoLittle Footsteps Child Care, a Jacksonville day care, is under the radar after a homeless sex offender used his brother’s address as his own mailing address. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune honors Marine training blast victims

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Camp Lejeune has honored seven of its Marines killed in an explosion during a training exercise last month in Nevada. Full story...
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Marines don't disclose hearing in urination case

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videoMarine Corps officials say a key court hearing was held at Camp Lejeune last week for the only officer charged over a 2011 YouTube video showing snipers urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan. But they say they forgot to provide the public notice. Full story...
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Jacksonville man claims $1 million Powerball prize

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Gregory Wernli of Jacksonville claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on Monday morning. His win makes him the fifth player in North Carolina to claim $1 million or more playing Powerball in 2013. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holds WWII event for veterans

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Camp Lejeune is scheduled to host a remembrance of World War II for military veterans and their families. Full story...
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Deputy fire chief charged with embezzling

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A deputy chief at the North Topsail Beach Fire Department has been charged with embezzling more than $60,000. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Camp Lejeune Marines ride to combat alcohol abuse

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Camp Lejeune and North Carolina coastal communities are joining forces for a motorcycle ride to combat alcohol abuse. Marines from the region are partnering with the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention in an attempt to reduce alcohol related deaths and injuries. Full story...
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Comfort in a cup of tea

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videoAfter losing her newborn twins in 2008, Rachel Crawford created a brand of teas that create emotional well-being...and can even help troops suffering with PTSD. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow deputy accepts job

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videoAn Onslow County Sheriff's deputy who resigned last week after an incident in North Charleston, SC, has accepted a new position with the department, according to news release. Full story...
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Onslow County man to use Cash 5 win to make home repairs

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Dexter Barlow, a retiree from Swansboro, plans to use his $114,957 Cash 5 prize to make repairs to his home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow County Deputy may not be out of a job

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videoAn Onslow County deputy caught up in a road rage incident in South Carolina may not be out of a job after all. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow Co. deputy resigns after traffic incident in SC

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videoAn Onslow County Sheriff's deputy has been resigned after video surfaced online of a traffic accident in South Carolina. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marines killed in training exercise identified

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The military has released the names of seven Marines who died in a mortar explosion during a training exercise in Nevada. The victims range in age from 19 to 26. They were part of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Full story...
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