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North Topsail Beach faces a tax increase in continued hurricane relief

NTB faces a tax rate increase to $.41 from $.34 cents as a result of the devastation lingering from Hurricane Florence. The proposed budget inside and copies available at NTB Town Hall.

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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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Man arrested on allegations of fraudulent business practice for incomplete hurricane repairs

On May 8, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a citizen reporting that he had hired Matthew Dean Williams to do repair work on his residence after Hurricane Florence, but the work never was done. The General Crimes Unit of the Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident and determined that Williams had committed the same acts on previous

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Local marine drowned being caught in a rip current on Emerald Isle this weekend

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at approximately 4:23pm, Emerald Island PD, EMS & Fire responded to a 9-11 call at the 9100 block of the Emerald Island Beach Strand in reference to a reported swimmer in distress. This swimmer was identified as a local Marine, 28-year-old Justin Hinds, stationed aboard Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. Hinds is a native of Avondale,

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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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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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Salty Sistas give back beyond their food truck in the first week

We often see new businesses open and come with a community motivated pitch of supporting those who support them, giving back to the community and all the bells and whistles but we never see the fruits of their labor as marketed. Well, Salty Sistas food truck has put their money where their mouth is, well technically, other mouths are. Their

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DIX Crisis Center is holding on-site interviews and job fair today and tomorrow after last weeks ceremony

This past Friday, a monumental shift of opportunities opened when the DIX Crisis Intervention Center doors opened the 16-bed facility for the public to tour the facility as well as a beautiful ribbon cutting ceremony with many of our local, regional and state leaders present.   Photographs by Bonnie Roman/The Onslow Beat   With one in four adults and 10%

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UPDATE: FNS benefits to end in February if shutdown continues PREVIOUS: DHHS Monitoring funds…

UPDATE: Because of the federal shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has instructed states to issue February’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits by Sunday, Jan. 20. Benefits would normally be available to families between the 3rd and 21st of February. “We are working closely with county departments of social services and our federal partners to ensure participants and retailers

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Onslow county sheriff’s office seeks publics help identifying vehicle involved in theft

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services 717 Court Street ∙Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 455-3113 RELEASE DATE: 12/14/2018 NEWS RELEASE Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a vehicle involved in a theft. On the morning of December 8th, a light-colored GM truck was involved with the theft of a 16’ Sumter trailer loaded with building supplies

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Sheriff’s office seeks help finding missing and possibly endangered Onslow County Woman #TorrieRohling #UPDATED #FoundSafe

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services 717 Court Street ∙Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 989-4055 or (910) 989-4070 RELEASE DATE: 12/21/2018 MISSING PERSONS UPDATE Torrie Rohling has been located out of state, spoken with local law enforcement officials, and no longer considered missing and endangered. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of those who called in tips and shared

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