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“Scam Likely” Series: Debt Collection Scam Vol. 1 No. 1

Vol. 1. No. 1 “Scam Likely” Series. Debt Collector Scams are on the rise amongst many other types of scamming methods. In this article, consumers are provided with tools to combat and prevent being victims of Debt Collection Scammers as well as how to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the State’s Attorney General.

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Off the pews and into the sun: Worship services this summer on NTB

(SNEADS FERRY, NC)- Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church is taking church outside this summer hosting three worship services at Beach Access #2 in North Topsail Beach. Pastor Bill Young extends a warm welcome to all near and far for a relaxed church service to Worship On The Beach with music and a sermon. Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 8am Sunday, August 4, 2019 at

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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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