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Teen defendants in the murder case of a former Onslow County deputy William Clifton set for trial

Grand jury indictments were issued by the Onslow County Prosecuting Attorney Jamie B. Askins on October 9, 2018 for defendants Caitlyn Ridgeway and William Welch. Caitlyn Ridgeway was brought into Onslow County Superior Court on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the 2pm session in the first degree murder of former Onslow County Deputy William Clifton. The death penalty will not

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Convicted sex offender babysitter charged in Gastonia, NC

A registered sex offender has been charged with babysitting minors at his Gastonia home. Eric Spurling, age 37 of 425 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY GASTONIA, NC 28052 in GASTON County (formerly 2744 Springbrook Circle Gastonia) has been arrested, in custody under a $1M (million) dollar bond and possibly to face more charges. He was originally convicted in Washington

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Triggerman sentenced in 2014 murder of Elmer Hudler today

In July of this year, The Onslow Beat began covering the tragic and senseless murder of Mr. Elmer Hudler, a man well loved by his community and family in  Murder Mayhem Series (Vol 1. No. 2). On April 21, 2014, Elmer Lee Hudler was shot three times in the head with a .25 cal pistol, in his bed, in his

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Richlands NC man arrested for sexual abuse of an infant child.

Onslow County Sheriff’s OfficeInvestigative Services717 Court Street ∙Jacksonville, NC 28540(910) 989-4055 or (910) 989-4070 RELEASE DATE: 10/23/2018 NEWS RELEASE A Richlands man has been arrested for sexually abusing an infant child. On October 22, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit was contacted by Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) regarding their arrest of Joshua Smith on child pornography charges.

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Jacksonville man arrested for sex trafficking a minor child

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services 717 Court Street ∙Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 989-4055 or (910) 989-4070 RELEASE DATE: 10/23/2018 NEWS RELEASE A Jacksonville man has been arrested on numerous human trafficking charges in Onslow County. On October 20, 2018 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Jacksonville Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI

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Autumn with Topsail festival final day Sunday, October 21st

Autumn with Topsail is always a fun time to be had on the beautiful Topsail Island. Live bands, dancing, libations, food trucks, juried arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor kids activities, and the famous Kiwanis pancake breakfasts! The festival started in 1988 featuring a juried Artists’ and Crafts court with over 100 regional artists with work on display for sell.

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Repeat sex offender charged with multiple offenses sending digital images of own child.

In July, The Onslow Beat published a story on Chasity D. Meeks, Chasity D. Keeter, (Chasity Dawn) (aliases) for an arrest on July 11, 2018, by Onslow County Sheriff’s Department for arson at their Firetower Rd. residence at that time in the Southwest area of Jacksonville, NC. Since this occurrence, The Onslow Beat has maintained a track of observation on

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