Tag Archives: Coastal living

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

Read more

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,

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Selma man arrested in Onslow for hurricane repair fraud in Sneads Ferry

A man has been arrested for defrauding a homeowner for hurricane-related repairs that were not performed. On January 18, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office uniformed patrol deputies responded to a residence on Capps Street in Sneads Ferry for a report that a man hired to do work after Hurricane Florence never completed any of the repairs. The victim gave the

Read more

NC Rep. Walter Jones’- illness looms lack of transparency and attendance for 2018 term

Public photo via Walter Jones FB The AP reported Dec. 17, 2018 “North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones will miss the remainder of the current congressional term because of illness. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports the 75-year-old 3rd District Republican hasn’t cast a roll call vote since Sept. 26. Jones has missed the last 27 roll call votes in the U.S.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Update on Hurricane Florence – Important Info and Phone Numbers from Sen. Thom Tillis this week.

Friends and Neighbors, Parts of North Carolina are seeing an unprecedented amount of rainfall that is causing extremely dangerous situations. Please continue to listen to emergency officials and take the necessary steps to keep you and your family safe. North Carolina has already been granted a Major Disaster Declaration and Public Health Emergency Declaration to streamline recovery and rescue efforts,

Read more