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Swansboro police chief resigns amid investigation into "detrimental conduct"

SWANSBORO, Onslow County — The now-former Swansboro Chief of Police, Ken Jackson, has resigned from his position, effective immediately. Jackson made that announcement in an email to the town’s manager late Thursday night following an internal investigation that found quote “detrimental conduct,” according to town officials.
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Traffic resumes after bomb threat closes part of NC highway

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Part of a highway in Onslow County that was closed due to a suspicious package Wednesday morning has now been reopened. Cindy Bell with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said Hwy. 258 between Pony Farm Road and Blue Creek Road was open to traffic again. No further information on the investigation […]
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Argument leads to man shot, arrest in Onslow County

RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) — An Onslow County man has been arrested and is facing charges after a shooting last Saturday that injured a man. On May 14, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to GoodFellas Bar on Richlands Highway for a shooting. They found a victim, who was not identified, with a gunshot wound to […]
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With primary complete, officials focus on next steps

Now that Tuesday's primary election is over, officials are moving on to the next steps of the election cycle. With primary complete, officials focus on next steps. Onslow Co. leaders reflect on achievements, struggles …. ECU Health working to eliminate childbirth complications. Onslow County celebrates International Museum Day. FDA authorizes...
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Onslow Sheriff Republican primary: Chris Thomas wins

The Republican primary for Onslow County Sheriff ended in a landslide as Chief Deputy Colonel Chris Thomas took the win.  Thomas will be running unopposed in the November general election to become Onslow's new head of law enforcement after winning the 2022 primary election by nearly 7,000 votes at 8,253 or 74.16% percent.  ...
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Onslow Co. leaders reflect on achievements, struggles from past year

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Chamber of Commerce in Onslow County hosted its State of the Community event Wednesday, giving community leaders a chance to reflect on the past year. At the Eastern Regional Skills Center, community officials focused on health care, education, and local government growth and what’s to come in the future.  Some […]
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