News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/16/2022 12:27:13 PM to 12/16/2022 1:21:17 PM.

News Flash


Posted on: December 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Statement on the Passing of Former Vice Chairman Ernest "Ernie" Wright


Ernest “Ernie” Wright, the first African-American elected to the Onslow County Board of Commissioners, passed away on December 16, 2022. Mr. Wright served on the Board of Commissioners from 1992-2000 and was elected by the Board to serve as Vice Chairman in 1996.

During his tenure the Onslow County Board of Commissioners undertook efforts to build the Richlands Branch Library, Onslow County Museum Building, and the Robert A. Glass Building for Onslow County Animal Services.

Ernie Wright moved to Onslow County in 1979 and was a Marine Veteran, respected attorney, and volunteered for many community causes. He was a Guardian ad Litem, Director of the Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority, and part of the Voting Rights Task Force.

Tim Foster, Chairman of the Onslow County Board of Commissioners issued a statement:

Ernie Wright will be dearly missed in Onslow County. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. His contributions to our County are numerous and he will be missed by many.

Board of Commissioners Honors

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Communications

Hurricane pic

Hurricane Season Begins

Posted on: June 1, 2023
Onslow County Schools Logo

Dixon High School Redistricting

Posted on: May 8, 2023
Horizon 2040

Onslow Horizon 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Posted on: January 30, 2023

Beloved County Employee Retires

Posted on: December 9, 2022
Holiday Shopping Safety

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Posted on: November 4, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Adopted Budget

Posted on: June 24, 2022