Author Archives: Melissa Oakley

Bus accident on the last day of school fortunately left no injuries

After a long year of recovery after Hurricane Florence, much excitement and anticipation from teachers, faculty members, students and families of Onslow County Schools the last day just couldn’t go down in the books without a minor bump in the road. There was an accident involving a school bus Friday morning near the intersection of Foscue and Northwoods Drive. The

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Armed Robbery Suspect Sought by Jacksonville Police

(JACKSONVILLE, NC)- Jacksonville Public Safety issued a press release this evening informing the public and seeking help identifying an armed bank robbery suspect. There are no injuries reported in the afternoon incident at the bank. At approximately 4:02 PM, officers of the Jacksonville Police Department responded to an armed robbery at First Citizens Bank, 302 B Western Boulevard, Jacksonville. The

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Two charged with felony child abuse of an infant child in Scotland County this week.

(SCOTLAND CO.,NC)- Thursday, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office reported an arrest two adults on felony abuse and negligence of a 16-month-old boy. Kristy Beth Backus, age 23 and Zachary Crabtree, age 24, both residents of 21000 McIntosh Road, Laurinburg, NC were arrested for charges related to a child abuse report received from Scotland Memorial Hospital on May 26, 2019. Backus was

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Missing Person Investigation is ongoing for James Wilson, Jr. one year later

(Jacksonville, NC)- The investigation to find missing person James Wilson, Jr. continues. On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Jacksonville Police Department issued a Silver Alert for James Wilson, Jr., a 78-year old man who apparently walked away from his home in the Country Club Road area. A year has passed since this investigation began. Detectives have investigated dozens of tips, but

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URGENT: Burn ban issued for 18 ENC counties including Onslow and surrounding areas

RALEIGH – Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and canceled all burning permits for the following counties in Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Dare, Duplin, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington. The burning ban went into effect at 5

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TRAGIC: Swansboro by Sail Capt. victim of a drowning incident Thursday evening

Friday, May 24, 2019, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office issued a release in regards to a call at approximately 5:30pm on May 23, 2019 to assist with a drowning that occurred in Swansboro. The victim, a 55-year-old white male was recovered in the late afternoon in the intracoastal waterway near the Hwy 24 bridge in Swansboro. Preliminary investigation reveals that

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BUSTED: “Operation Royal Taken Down” knocked the Aryan Kings Gang off their throne in Sneads Ferry

Several people have been arrested on felony drug charges after the conclusion of “Operation Royal Taken Down.” On Wed. May 22, 2019, investigators with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigated the criminal activity of Aryan Kings Gang members in and around the Sneads Ferry Community of Onslow County. Members of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reduction

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BUSTED: More heroin, cocaine and marijuana off the streets of Holly Ridge in a multiple agency effort

(HOLLY RIDGE, NC)- On Wed., May 22, 2019 at approximately 1:30am, in a multi-agency effort, Officers with the Holly Ridge Police Department, Surf City Police Department and the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 134 N. Green Street. During the service of the search warrant, officers located heroin, cocaine, marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. The

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BUSTED: Four people charged and arrested with heroin and paraphernalia in a traffic stop in Holly Ridge

On Tuesday, May 21, 2018 Officer Rodriguez of the Holly Ridge Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted and drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. The individuals in the vehicle were subsequently arrested and all charged with: • possession of heroin • possession of drug paraphernalia

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