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Shooting suspect suicide, Victim showing signs of hope

Early this Saturday morning in a press release the Jacksonville Police Department confirmed the identity of the suspect in the shooting. Charles Henry Harper Jr., 58 years-old, who has been named as the person of interest and suspect in this Friday afternoon shooting that happened nearby the Aloha nail salon and Dunkin Donuts off of Western Boulevard in Jacksonville, North

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Jacksonville woman transported to Greenville in isolated shooting incident

Shooting Investigation One injured and transported in afternoon incident. At approximately 1:50 PM on Friday, October 26, 2018, officers of the Jacksonville Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts, 433A Western Boulevard. Officers found one victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers established a perimeter and began a search of the area

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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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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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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,

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