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A Jacksonville man arrested for drugs and under a 2 million bond

JACKSONVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – A Jacksonville man has been arrested for numerous drug charges and has been placed in the Onslow County Dentition Center under a 2 million dollar bond. Detectives with the Jacksonville Police Department, Special Operation Division, members of the Crime Scene Investigation Division, Detectives with Onslow County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Enforcement Unitconducted […]
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Two month long narcotics investigation leads to arrest

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Jacksonville Police Department says a man was arrested and charged after several drugs, guns and money is found after a two month long narcotics investigation. Back in April, officials say detectives began receiving information that Michael Anderson of Lake Cole Road, was distributing large amounts...
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Onslow, state leaders react to overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jacksonville resident Hope Kohl is scared for the future of women, saying she believes now, more than ever, there is a war against them. "The Supreme Court's ruling was not only insulting, but it does not stop abortions for our country," Kohl said. "It just stops the practice of safe abortions. Mortality rates on pregnant women will go up significantly, because we are taking away safe abortions for women. Women’s rights are women’s rights, and it should be up to that specific woman to make her own choices."

The Balons Head to the North Carolina Coast

We’re literally eating our way through a myriad of locally-owned seafood restaurants on the North Carolina coast around Emerald Isle and Beaufort. And our journey has been rewarding. We just tore through a whole red snapper (above) at a place called The Fish Hut Grill along with some perfectly...

Durham drops defensive battle in game five

The Durham Bulls (38-33) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (38-33) 1-0 on Saturday to trim their series lead in the six-game set to 3-2 at 121 Financial Park. Saturday’s contest was a defensive showdown between the teams as the lone score came in the fourth inning as CF Billy Hamilton gave Jacksonville the go ahead run on an RBI double. Despite not reaching the plate during the contest, the Bulls were led offensively by CF Ryan Boldt's three hits, while RF Grant Witherspoon contributed two knocks.

Topsail Island's Loggerhead Inn purchased in potential record-breaking deal

The historic Loggerhead Inn and Suites in Surf City will be under new leadership in several weeks which could be a record breaking deal for Topsail Island, its previous owner said.  After renovating the boutique motel at 622 N. New River Drive a few years ago, owner Richard Stroupe is placing more focus on the new Saltwater Suites, which opened Memorial...

Carteret County law enforcement looking for larceny suspects

CAPE CARTERET, Carteret County — Officials with the Carteret County Sheriff's Office are looking for suspects from multiple recent larcenies. Chief McKinney with the Cape Carteret Police Department confirmed the two suspects committed the larcenies on two different occasions. McKinney said they stole more than $4,000 worth of merchandise,...

OSDRA reaches out to help those struggling with hurricane damage

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The Onslow Strong Disaster Alliance is reaching out to people still struggling from hurricane damage. Two organizations, ReBuild NC and WARM NC home repair will be at Swansboro United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday accepting applications for assistance. Both groups help to reconstruct homes throughout Eastern North Carolina. […]

As a Pride Month supporter, Onslow food truck owner believes she's being targeted again

Jeanette Georgitis believes her food truck is being vandalized for the second year in a row for supporting Pride Month, and she's worried about what's to come. Georgitis owns Salty Sistas, a Sneads Ferry restaurant, and after being subjected to weeks of vandalism during 2021's Pride Month, she believes it's happening again. After taking the truck to the Jacksonville Pride Festival on Saturday, June 4, Georgitis and her staff came in the following Monday morning to find the plug to the truck had been unplugged and wound tightly around the propane tank.

Onslow County United way hosting annual fundraiser

JACKSONVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – The United Way of Onslow County is having its annual fundraiser Friday night. The annual fundraiser will be a lip sync battle at Limelight in Jacksonville. There will be four people battling it out for people to enjoy. The non-profit’s original fundraiser was impacted by COVID-19 so it was replaced by […]