Author Archives: Melissa Oakley

Maple Hill man sentenced to 11-16 years on nine heroin related charges

Wilbur Leon Farrior, 58-years-old, previously of 120 Vinka Street, Maple Hill was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit on November 2, 2017 and charged with the following criminal offenses: Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Possession Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Manufacturing Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Sale Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Delivery Manufacturing Schedule II Controlled Substance Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance Delivery Schedule

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Accident involving a Head Start school bus this morning at an intersection of Cow Horn Road

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on May 2, 2019, Head Start Bus 8616 was involved in an accident at the intersection of Cow Horn Road and Comfort Highway. District transportation staff and EMS were immediately notified and responded to the scene. There were two students on board the bus at the time of the accident. They were evaluated on site by first responders and then released to

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Telephone scams are on the rise in Onslow County

Onslow County Sheriffs Office issued a press release this morning warning citizens to be aware of an increase in reports of telephone scams. During the last week of April 2019, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has again received reports about a telephone SCAM that some Onslow County citizens have received. Sheriff Miller and his staff want to ensure that all

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UPDATE: #FOUNDSAFE Two missing 12-year-old girls in Spartanburg SC

UPDATE: The girls have both been located and back with their parents and safe. ORIGINAL: Cassie Rose Bolick, age 12 and Kylie Elise Mooney, age 12, were reportedly dropped off at Spring Fling on April 27, 2019 and have since been reported missing. The two girls were reportedly dropped off at this event by a grandparent. The girls reportedly went

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Tornado touched down in Swan Quarters Friday evening

Friday evening, Hyde County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tornado touchdown and damage in Swan Quarter. Areas effected are Main Street, Quarter Rd and Bridgman Rd. Law Enforcement, Swan Quarters Fire Department, and Emergency Management were all in the area assessing damage and checking on residents. There have been no fatalities or injuries reported. There was reported structural damage to power poles

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MISSING: 15-year-old Arli Hernandez reported missing Wednesday out of New Hanover

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help finding a missing teen. Sheriff’s office says Arli Noemi Bamaca Hernandez, age 15, was reported missing Wednesday, April 24th. She was last seen at 5140 Carolina Beach Road, according to NHSO. She is 5’4″ and weighs around 130 pounds. Arli has brown eyes and long brown hair. She was last seen wearing

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Onslow County Administrative Professional of the year 2019 awarded to Denyse Lewis from the Jacksonville Country Club

Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce held a ceremony this morning at Marston Pavillion on Camp Lejeune, in celebration and honor of administrative professionals across Onslow County. The Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber says, During the breakfast celebration there is a feature keynote speaker, recognition of all the nominees and announcement of the winner. This event supports the businesses of Onslow County and recognizes those

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INSIDE: 9-11 Call, teacher interviews and medical records released in the breaking case of RaNiya Wright

There are no charges in the death of the 10-year-old child RaNiya Wright who died last month in a nearby hospital following a fight at Forest Hills Elementary. It has been determined that RaNiya was not a victim of bullying and that her and the other student had verbal altercations on a regular basis that teachers have stated to have been mutual. Wright’s death is reported to be a result of a birth defect and not a result of the fight itself.

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WANTED: Hillsborough- a man accused of a shooting injuring one and an infant was in the vehicle

Hillsborough PD are seeking the public’s help locating 24-year-old Elijah Rashad Dobson for a shooting incident, firing into an occupied car occurred on South Churton Street near the intersection of Cardinal Drive. Officers responded at about 5:30 p.m. and located a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to and remains in an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. An infant in the victim’s vehicle was unharmed and has since been returned to her mother. The suspect is known to frequent the Raleigh and Durham areas.

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MISSING ADULT: 54-year-old Jose Soto-Rosario of Jacksonville

OCSO NEWS RELEASE: Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a reported missing adult with medical issues. On April 15, 2019, deputies responded to a residence on Rocky Run Road, Jacksonville regarding this missing person. Jose Soto-Rosario was reported missing by family members that last had contact with him approximately a month and a half

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SERIAL RAPIST: Accused robber-rapist with 13 incidents linked back to 1995

Spartanburg PD and Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office made an arrest this month in a 24-year-long string of cases that began as far back as 1995. 13-incidents with 12 victims of criminal sexual conduct or attempted criminal sexual conduct. The detectives finally saw a break in solving who the serial suspect was by DNA evidence that was analyzed by SLED giving a hit. All victims were white females, ages ranging from 14-51 years old. The accused never formed a specific pattern of targeting. A first court date has not been set yet for this suspect.

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“SET IT OFF”: A one-woman inspired robbery in a Durham Wells Fargo

Durham Police Department issued a release tonight via the department Facebook page tonight where they are investigating a bank robbery that happened this afternoon at Wells Fargo at 2821 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. The suspect is believed to be a man dressed as a woman entered the bank around 4:15p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and threatening the

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Anderson SC Presbyterian Church vandalized

The police department and city of Anderson took to Facebook Sunday afternoon with a photo showing the damage from the act of vandalism.

The photo shows three broken windows that are over 125 years old, Anderson Police said. The siding of the church was spraypainted in black with the partially misspelled, incorrect word choice in the phrases, “Submit to God thru Islam,” [sic] and “Muhammed is his prophet” [sic]

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Two ECU students killed in a fatal car crash and one from Sneads Ferry

A fatal car crash in Charleston, SC on Friday killed two East Carolina University (ECU) students, as well as the driver of another car and seriously injured two more students, officials said Saturday. One student in the crash was one of Onslow’s own from Sneads Ferry, NC, 18-year-old James Edwin Stanley “Beau”. Shea Crothers, 22, of 17 Avenue F, Charlotte,

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