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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 11 AM for a Regular Meeting at the Onslow County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Chambers. During this meeting there will be an Oath of Office Ceremony for...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Onslow County Parks & Recreation's Christmas Tree Lighting

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Onslow County Parks & Recreation invites the community to join them for their Second Christmas Tree Lighting. This event will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 2-6PM. The countdown to the tree lighting will occur at dusk. 

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Communications
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is encouraging shoppers to stay vigilant this holiday season and to please follow these safety tips:  

Shopping Safety

  • A single shopper is too frequently a target for theft.  Always shop with a friend or ...
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Communications
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Elder Cheer Accepting Donations

The Onslow County Department of Social Services is accepting donations for their Elder Cheer program through November 30, 2022. Donations can be dropped off at the Consolidated Human Services building located at 612 College Street.

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Onslow County Public Libraries Awarded PLA Funding

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Onslow County Public Library (OCPL) is proud to be among over 160 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association (PLA) to conduct digital literacy workshops using digitallearn.org resources. The PLA Digital Literacy Workshop...

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Communications
Posted on: October 18, 2022

EMS Employee Recognition

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Each quarter, Onslow County Emergency Services recognizes providers for outstanding operational and clinical performance.  During October Continuing Education, EMS recognized over 60 providers for demonstrating exceptional clinical care for STEMI...

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Communications
Posted on: October 14, 2022

First Responders Memorialized

Wreath Laying

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners honored first responders in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Public Safety Memorial in Burton Park. 

A roll call of those who died in service to the community was read and a bell tolled for each of their nam...

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Communications
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Operation Green Light

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Onslow County is turning green in support of Operation Green Light from October 3 through November 13. This program was started by the National Association of Counties to honor military members and veterans, and to ease the transition of veterans into civ...

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Communications
Posted on: October 3, 2022

New Finance Officer Sworn In

Andrew Prince

Onslow County welcomes Andrew Prince as the newly sworn in Finance Officer. Mr. Prince possesses a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and has previously worked as a Senior Auditor for public accounting firm Elliott Davis. H...

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Communications
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet in a regular session at 6PM, Monday, October 17, 2022, in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC.

Communications
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Onslow County Departments Honored with Safety Award

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Josh Dobson presented safety awards to several Onslow County departments during the October 3, 2022 Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The NC Department of Labor’s safety award program recognizes work...

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Communications
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Be notified by Onslow County Emergency Services in the event of emergency situations and receive critical community alerts.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Belgrade-Swansboro Road Reopens

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The NC Department of Transportation says repairs are completed on Belgrade-Swansboro Road near Freemans Creek and the road will reopen this evening, Wednesday, September 28. The road had been closed at this location since early August, when a portion of i...
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Communications
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Onslow County Register of Deeds Extends Hours to 5:30PM

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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners is extending the hours of service at the Register of Deeds. Beginning Monday, October 3, 2022 the Register of Deeds will offer services until 5:30PM on regular work days.

Onslow County Register of Deeds Omega Jarman...

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Communications
Posted on: September 13, 2022

OAJ Awarded Millions in Grant Funding

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners have accepted a Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grant totaling $8,420,073. Albert J. Ellis Airport will use the funding for a runway rehabilitation project, milling over 144,000 square y...

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Communications
Posted on: September 1, 2022

David Washington Honored

On September 1 Onslow County Parks & Recreation along with One Place dedicated a bench in Onslow Pines Park to the late David Washington, Jr, the former Parks Superintendent. The bench over looks the playground and sits alongside the Story Walk.&n...
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Communications
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Montford Point Marines Honored

The National Montford Point Marine Association hosted the Montford Point Marine Observance on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the Montford Point Marine Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville.

The observance honored and remembers the first Af...

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Communications
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Finance Department Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Onslow County has been awarded a special recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association. The Finance Department received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for t...

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Communications
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Onslow County ITS Department Honored

Onslow County has secured a top 10 spot in the Digital Counties Survey for five years in a row. The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties have announced the winners of the 20th annual Digital Counties Survey. This year Ons...

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Communications
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Poll Workers Needed this November

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The Onslow County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers for the November election. By becoming a poll worker you can help address the critical shortage of poll workers, strengthen our democracy, inspire greater civic engagement and volunteerism, and ...

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Communications
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Juniper Road Two Fire in Pender County 77% Contained

With the Juniper Road Two Fire now 77% contained, the N.C. Forest Service is preparing for demobilization of some resources. Operations personnel and a more condensed incident management team remain on the scene. The fire is 1,226 acres in size and will c...

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Communications
Posted on: August 9, 2022

New Airport Chief of Police Sworn In

Congratulations to Benjamin C. Jones, the new Albert J. Ellis Airport Chief of Police. Family and friends joined Chief Jones for a swearing in ceremony on August 9, 2022 at the airport and celebrated his new position. He previously served as a Captain wit...

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Communications
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Get free at-home COVID-19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

New Tax Administrator Appointed

Tax Administrator Appointed

Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Turner, the newly appointed Onslow County Tax Administrator. The Onslow County Board of Commissioners appointed Mr. Turner to the position at the July 18, 2022 regular meeting to fill the remainder of the term vacated by the r...

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Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet in a regular session at 6PM, Monday, July 18, 2022, in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC.

Communications
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Adopted Budget

View the adopted budget for FY2022-2023

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Woodmen of the World Provide Meals to 911 Dispatchers

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Onslow County Emergency Services thanks Woodmen of the World for their generous support. On Thursday morning members of the organization visited the Emergency Operations Center to provide meals for 911 dispatchers and show appreciation for the important j...

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Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Statement on the Passing of Former Chairman Delma Collins

Delma Collins

Delma Collins who served on the Onslow County Board of Commissioners from 2000-2008 and was Chairman for five of those years, passed away at age 74 on June, 15, 2022.

Collins joined the Jacksonville Police Department at 21 years old and retired from there ...

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Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet in a regular session at 6PM, Monday, June 20, 2022, in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC.

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners Adopts FY22-23 Annual Budget

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners adopted a $284 million budget at their June 6, 2022 Regular Meeting. The Board decreased the property tax rate by 5¢ to 65.5¢ per $100 valuation in the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2022.

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Communications
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet in a regular session at 11AM, Monday, June 6, 2022, in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC.

Communications
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Onslow County Proposed 2022-2023 Budget

View the proposed budget book for the next fiscal year.

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Convenience Site Hours Update

The Richlands convenience site is now open the last Saturday of the month from 10AM-6PM. The Silverdale convenience site will be open every Saturday except the last Saturday of the month from 12PM-6PM

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

An Onslow Veterans Service Officer will soon be embedded in the Jacksonville Vet Center to help veterans get their benefits to receive services there. The embedding was approved by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners in their regular session Monday, ...

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Communications
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

Onslow County Board of Commissioners have unanimously approved an economic development proposal that will sell about 16 acres within Burton Park with the agreement that the investment would provide substantial property tax revenues and provide for at leas...

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Communications
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Albert J Ellis Airport Director Honored

Chris White Award

Congratulations to Onslow County Airport Director Chris White who has been named the 2022 Airport Professional of the Year by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Aviation Executives at their annual meeting. The Association represents 12 s...

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Communications
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Onslow County Hosts Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Training

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Full scale exercise at Hammocks Beach State Park will include multiple low-flying aircraft

Onslow County Emergency Services is hosting a helicopter aquatic rescue training exercise involving federal, state, and local agencies. The exercise takes place Apri...

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Communications
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Economic Development Public Hearing Item Scheduled

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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners are to hold a public hearing at their next regular meeting to consider an economic development project to be located at Burton Park and for it to provide at least 100 new jobs at above the Onslow County median wage...

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Communications
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

Onslow Commissioners Honor Telecommunicators and Others

Twelve Onslow County Telecommunicators have been honored for outstanding services, including saving lives by competent and calm direction during medical emergencies. The twelve were honored in a regul...

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Communications
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Farmers' Market Season Begins April 23

Open Every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at 4024 Richlands Hwy. April 23 -Nov 19

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Evaluating Your Revaluation

Click here to find comparable sales data for your property. If you need assistance call the Appraisal Department at 910 455-7431.

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

88,282 Onslow Revaluation Notices in the Mail

Onslow property owners will soon receive a notification of new values assigned to property in the County. State law requires Counties to regularly adjust property values to match market value. In Onslow County, t...
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Communications
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

After a volunteer group dissolved, the Onslow Board of Commissioners have agreed to help continue operations of the Onslow County Farmers Market. Commissioners also approved accepting a grant to start a Veterans Treatment Court and gave formal approval to...

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Communications
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Onslow County Museum Turns “Inside/Out”

InsideOut Exhibit Opens

Onslow County Museum is opening a new exhibit called “Inside/Out” which features rarely seen items from the Museum’s collection and archives. Located in the changing gallery, this yearlong exhibition will feature different ar...

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Communications
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

Onslow Commissioners have approved a request to ask for State lottery funds to help expand a middle school and to construct a new elementary school well as participating with occupancy tax funds for a Welcome Center. The Commissioners were meeting in a re...

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Communications
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Onslow County Museum Selected to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Highlighting Rural America

Croassroads Exhibit

One of only six museums selected in North Carolina to host this exciting exhibit. Will be featured in the rotating gallery next year, May 2023 – June 2023.

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

Onslow Commissioners gave approval for the purchase of a 12-acre parcel that could help expand the Jacksonville High School site. The Commissioners were meeting in a regular session Monday, February 21, 2022, and in other action rezoned about 269 acres of...

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Communications
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners have unanimously approved accepting a grant that will help provide body cameras for Onslow Sheriff’s Deputies. A $129,537 grant from the US Department of Justice will be used to start the body camera syst...

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Communications
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Nonprofit Grant Application Period Open

All applications for funding & required documentation are due March 1

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Lesser Used Solid Waste Collection Sites to Close

Some lesser-used Onslow County Solid Waste Collection sites will close so that resources can be allocated to higher use sites. Revenue from the operations of those closing did not support the cost of operating those sites.

The County’s Solid Wast...

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Communications
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy Registration Opens

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The Spring 2022 Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy will begin Tuesday March 8th, meeting every Tuesday night for 10 weeks from 6–9PM, ending the evening of May 10, 2022.

The 30-hour program is designed to provide attendees with information about th...

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Communications
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow Board of Commissioners will meet in a regular session at 6PM, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC. The meeting is being held on a W...

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Communications
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Essay and Spoken Word Contest Winners

MLK Contest

Thank you to everyone that participated in our first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Spoken Word contest. Everyone did an amazing job!

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

FEMA Assists Onslow County EMS

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Two FEMA Strike Team fully staffed ambulances are now on duty in Onslow County helping to deal with a COVID-19 surge in calls and staff shortages. Onslow Emergency Services reached out to FEMA for assistance who through partnerships are supplying the two ...

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Communications
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Onslow County offers a Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Eligible households may receive a credit on their heating bill once per year. The application period is open now.

For more info contact Onslow County DSS at 910 219-4820.

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Posted on: December 4, 2021

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning that could provide for more than 150 new housing units. The approval came after two public hearings held during the regular session Monday, January 3, 2022.  

The Board also received a...

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Communications
Posted on: December 21, 2021

New Tax Bill Payment Site

Search for and Pay Your Tax Bill Online. Payment Deadline is January 5, 2022.

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Commissioners Pledge $5 Million to Affordable Housing Development

Affordable Housing Render

The Onslow Board of Commissioners has voted to support an affordable housing project that they hope will help many county residents. In a unanimous vote, the board voted to support a proposal from Carolina Statewide Development LLC, an Onslow County firm ...

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Communications
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Candidate Filing Period Suspended by Court Order

NC Supreme Court suspends filing for 2022 primaries and delays election to May 17, 2022. Dates for new candidate filing period yet to be determined and any previous filings will remain.

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Workshop Meeting

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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet in a workshop session at 9:30AM, Monday, December 13, 2021 in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC.

The Board will consider p...

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Communications
Posted on: December 4, 2021

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' Meeting

The Onslow Board of Commissioners will elect a chairman as part of their annual organizational meeting set for 11AM, Monday, December 6, 2021 in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonvil...
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