Chinquapin, NC

Black Marines were 'dogged' on this base in the 1940s. Now they're honored there

A project started in 2019 to restore key buildings used by the first Black Marines — and protect the structures from the effects of climate change — is nearly complete. During the 1940s, about 20,000 men trained under harsh conditions on a racially segregated base in North Carolina known as Montford Point .It's now part of Camp Lejeune — the main Marine Corps infantry base for the East Coast — and is called Camp Johnson after one of those first Black marines, Sgt. Maj. Gilbert "Hashmark" Johnson, a storied drill instructor.
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Search warrant leads to two arrested in Duplin Co. on drug charges

BEULAVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A search warrant led to the discovery of a plethora of drugs and the arrest of two people, according to the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, members of the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and the Beulaville Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at a home at […]
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Two people charged after Duplin County drug bust

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Two Eastern Carolina residents have been arrested and charged after a drug bust. The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and the Beulaville Police Department say they searched the home of Ryan and Shelly Atcheson on June 29th. During the narcotics search warrant,...

Memphis Redbirds drop series to Jacksonville

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis-Jacksonville series started on the 28th of June, spanning into July ending with a dominant showing from the Jumboshrimp, Memphis dropping the series 6-4. Memphis started the series on a high not with a 5-3 win over Jacksonville. However, Memphis went on to lose by an even wider margin 4-10 and 1-5 in the next two series match-ups.

Duplin County pair arrested after police find marijuana, LSD, mushrooms

BEULAVILLE, Duplin County — Officials with the Duplin County Sheriff's Office and Beulaville Police Department arrested two people after a search found marijuana, LSD and Psilocybin mushrooms. Police searched a home at 1032 S. N.C. 41/111 Highway in Beulaville and found roughly 8 pounds of marijuana, roughly 7 pounds...

Dixie Youth Baseball holding fundraiser events

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Several fundraisers are being held to help with the travel costs to the Dixie Youth Baseball State tournament. The 8U and 10U White Oak All Star Baseball team from Jacksonville, NC went undefeated to win their District Championship. Both teams have earned a spot at the...

'We were in shock': Onslow couple wins big from lottery scratch-off ticket

An Onslow County couple won big this week from a scratch-off lottery ticket. John Kopp and Tamara Burnette of Jacksonville bought a $5 Cash Payout ticket from the Publix on Marlin Drive in Jacksonville, and won $200,000, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery Thursday morning. Burnette said she started scratching the ticket in the parking lot but misread it at first.

Red, White & Blue Bash- Camp Lejeune

Celebrate America's 246th Birthday at Camp Lejeune's Red, White & Blue Bash. Enjoy an evening of music, food, and the most spectacular fireworks display in the area. This year’s entertainment features Camp Lejeune’s very own 2D Marine Division Concert Band and headlining this year’s event is national recording group, the Eli Young Band. This event is free and open to DoD Cardholders and their guests only. In case of inclement weather, this event will not be rescheduled.
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Cabinet Manufacturer Announces $13 Million North Carolina Factory

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Hines returns to take over Trojan men's basketball program

MOUNT OLIVE- — Dory Hines returned home when he was named the new Head Coach of the University of Mount Olive men’s basketball team two months ago. “I am incredibly excited to welcome Dory Hines back home to UMO,” said AD Joey Higginbotham, who he replaced . “Dory is a winner and also an incredible educator of young men. I know he will work tirelessly to put his student-athletes in...

Local youth baseball team heads to state tournament

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A local Youth Baseball team out of Jacksonville is headed to the state tournament. Both the 8U and 10U White Oak All-Star Baseball Teams went undefeated and were able to deem themselves as district champions, earning them both a spot at the Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament next weekend. The athletes play […]

Stepping Up Burgaw's Parks And Rec

Burgaw is often described as a sleepy little farm town. Cody Suggs, parks and recreation director for the town, said this is just not the case. “Burgaw is great place socially, culturally and economically. We have a lot of new things happening around town. Burgaw has changed a lot since my arrival. We have lots of new projects, programs, businesses and industry, and lots of new plans on the horizon that will put us in line for success in future years,” Suggs said.

Onslow Co. man facing multiple drug charges, held on $2M bond

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Jacksonville man is being held under a $2.016 million secured bond after he was arrested on a number of drug-related charges. Michael J. Anderson of 1247 Lake Cole Road, Lot 10, was arrested on June 23 after a search warrant was executed at his home. The search warrant was carried […]