MISSING: 23-year-old mother has been missing for six weeks from Holly Springs

The Holly Springs Police Department is attempting to gather information on the whereabouts of 23-year-old, Monica Moynan who has been missing for at least six weeks now.

Ms. Moynan was last seen in Holly Springs in March of 2019 and reported by her mother on Tuesday, July 22, 2019

Holly Springs PD Spokesman Mark Andrews told CBS17 in an interview that they are focused on this as a missing persons case. CBS17 Reporter, Kayla Strayer reported an interview with the sister of Moynan that you can see here.

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She is white,  5’1” tall, approximately 115 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. Her hair color could have changed since the last hair color shown on her Facebook is with green hair and it is apparent she likes to switch color of hair from the many vibrant, trendy and stylish looks on her FB.

Moynan is a mother of two, and owns a small business promoting wellness by holistic approach, natural supplements through homemade Elderberry Syrup, elderberry gummies and more, “Moni’s Magic.”

Monica Moynan is the mother of two beautiful, small children with Brian Sluss who appears to have made a social media post alleging to what is assumed that relationship ending on March 3rd of this year. Monica Moynan is last known to have been seen for certain in the Holly Springs area on March 30th leaving questions for all, mainly, “Where is Monica Moynan?”

Monica’s mother, Melanie Day Tucker,  has been relentless in advocating for information regarding her daughters disappearance, safety and whereabouts since becoming aware that she is in fact missing.


The family is under a great deal of stress surrounding their loved ones disappearance, do not wish for the media to be involved, please stay tuned for future updates via social media from the family that will be shared across Facebook to The Onslow Beat brand page.

If you think you have seen Ms. Moynan or have any information, please contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 919-557-9111 or her family at the numbers listed on Mrs. Melanie Tuckers post.
For further information, please contact:
Detective Ham (Tel): 919-567-4702

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce announced Brown Properties the 2019 Small Business of the Year

The Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce, along with First
Citizens Bank and Duke Energy, named Brown Properties of North Carolina, Inc. the 2019
Small Business of the Year Friday morning.

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce, along with First
Citizens Bank and Duke Energy, named Brown Properties of North Carolina, Inc. the 2019
Small Business of the Year Friday morning.

Jeb and Shawn Brown were recognized for their hard work and successes during breakfast at Onslow Memorial Hospital as part of the closing for National Small Business Week celebrations in Jacksonville.

Jeb Brown said the three things driving his family’s real estate business are his team,
customers and reputation. And reputation, he added plays a big part in what they do – with the company namesake coming from his own name. “Our product is ourselves,” Brown said.

Scott Riggs, commercial banker for First Citizens Bank, presented Jeb and Shawn Brown
with the award, and commended them for their work. Brown Properties was nominated for the award by Beth Purcell, who wrote Jeb and Shawn Brown make a difference in the community by using their time, talents and compassion to make a positive impact.
She was especially moved by their dedication during the disaster and recovery of Hurricane Florence last fall. “As property managers of more than 400 residential properties with Brown Properties, they worked tirelessly around the clock in the days and months after Hurricane Florence to meet the needs of employees, property owners and renters impacted by storm damages and relocations,” Purcell wrote. “They stayed in place during the storm, sending their two school-aged children to stay with relatives in Western North Carolina in order to focus on serving their property owners and renters.”

The Browns are not only dedicated to their business, but remain active as members of the Chamber of Commerce by supporting several events and serving on the Business Diversity Council, Jacksonville Onslow Leadership Council, Board of Directors and Small Business Council.

Jeb serves on the Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and is an active Rotarian.
Shawn serves on the board of the Jacksonville Friends of the Library. The Browns have
two children and are active supporters of the Parkwood and Northwoods Park PTA.
“In the office, in the field, or in the community, the owners of Brown Properties exhibit
initiative, creativity, all with a positive attitude and a smile,” Purcell wrote.

Small Business Week is made possible by First Citizens’ Bank, Duke Energy, Under
Construction Safety, Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center,
Jacksonville Country Club and Onslow Memorial Hospital.

For further information, please contact Kelsey via email at businessservices@jacksonvilleonline.org or call 910-939-7006.
For updates on Small Business Week and other events, please follow the JCOC Facebook


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 first big weekend at The Crooked Lotus last weekend was a hit and they’ve “tithed” ten percent of their earnings back into the CHEW Program in the community at Dixon Elementary.

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The Onslow Beat Digital Reporter, Melissa Oakley asked one Salty Sista Jeanette Rivera, “what motivated you, ladies, to implement community service into your business? Aren’t you concerned about profiting before grand-opening to grow and maybe implement some services at the peak of tourism season?” Rivera responded,

I really wanted the community to see that we are not just about making money. We are two women with a passion and a love for cooking. But it is just as important to us to give back In any of the communities we are working and we want to be able to give back. Our first soft opening we said that we would take a portion of the profits and give to the chew program at Dixon Elementary. We are women of our word. This is what it’s about, supporting locals, following our dreams and still helping those in need!

Be sure you’re keeping up with these two phenomenal women and their menus coming up on the food truck at Salty Sistas. 

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Here’s a sneak peek at what they’ve been up to testing out new recipes, cultivated from scratch and pure culinary delight!

Lobster Chowder

Digital Reporter, Melissa Oakley also had the opportunity to be a food critic for Salty Sistas testing the lobster roll (3oz), the lobster hushpuppies and the lobster poutine. Lobster roll comes with a choice of butter or mayo, can be served warm or cold, side of coleslaw and a bag of chips. The lobster hushpuppies are served fresh, fried, golden perfection with a side of special sauce, “Cajun Happiness” sauce that the ladies just wouldn’t give up the recipe for. There was also attempt to get the ladies kids, spouses and the employees to spill it without any success. If you try the sauce or have tried the sauce, you will understand why the recipe needs to be released, It’s absolutely delicious and paired perfectly with the flavors in the batter of the hushpuppies and the chunks of lobster. They could literally sell bottles of the sauce it is so delicious! “Cajun Happiness” is a perfect name for this sauce as it is truly, “c’est si bon!”.

Lobster rolls with mayo
Example of rotating menu and prices