Posted on: November 16, 2023
Onslow County Social Services will have an Income Maintenance Caseworker stationed at the Jacksonville Main Branch Library located at 58 Doris Ave E, Jacksonville every Wednesday from 9AM - 6PM beginning November 29, 2023.
This employee will be available t...Read on...
Posted on: June 13, 2023
Most Onslow County offices and operations will be closed on Monday, June 19, 2023, in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday. This includes the Onslow County Government Center, Senior Services, Consolidated Human Services, Landfill, Animal Services Shelter,...Read on...
Posted on: June 1, 2023
Congratulations to Kari Sanders, Onslow County's new Assistant County Manager, and Susan Thigpen, Onslow County's new Department of Social Services Director. Family, friends, and colleagues joined them for a swearing in ceremony on Thurs...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2023
On this episode of Onslow County Today host Lisa Whitman-Grice speaks with Sheriff Chris Thomas about the youth citizens academy. Marie Bowman talks about the great things available at the Onslow County Farmers' Market. Emily Baker invites you to the Cros...Click here to subscribe...
Posted on: May 31, 2023
Congratulations to Sheri Slater on her retirement from Onslow County after 30 years of service to our community. Sheri began her career in Child Protective Services and spent 12 years working in the Onslow County Department of Social Services. In 2006, sh...Read on...
Posted on: May 17, 2023
Congratulations to Janelle Golloway, Onslow County's new Assistant County Manager. Friends and colleagues joined Janelle for a swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Onslow County Government Center and celebrated her new position....Read on...
Posted on: May 8, 2023
OCS is the 11th largest district in the state of North Carolina with over 27,000 students currently enrolled. The district has 40 educational facilities, including 21 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 7 high schools, an early college high school, an e...Read on...
Posted on: May 1, 2023
The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends May 11, 2023
Your benefits could change. Take action to keep your information up to date.
• MEDICAID recertifications (renewals) began April 1, 2023 and will continue based on the beneficiary&rs...Read on...
Posted on: April 13, 2023
Onslow County Emergency Services is holding a mass casualty exercise in partnership with Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and Onslow Memorial Hospital. The first phase of the exercise takes place on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the Onslow County Fairground...Read on...
Posted on: March 30, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 MARCH 2023
From: Sheriff Christopher Thomas, Onslow County Sheriff's Office
Effective immediately, pistol purchase permits will no longer be issued by any sheriff in North Carolina. The Onslow County She...Read on...
Posted on: March 27, 2023
The Fabric of Our Community Awards will be presented as part of the 2023 Golden Rule Lightkeepers & Fabric of the Community Awards Luncheon set for 11:30AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Boulevard. Tic...Read on...
Posted on: March 16, 2023
W. Randolph Thomas, who served on the Onslow County Board of Commissioners beginning in 1972, passed away on March 15, 2023 at the age of 91. Thomas was a developer and entrepreneur who in his later years gave back to Onslow County by being an advocate fo...Read on...
Posted on: March 15, 2023
There are currently more than 125 children in foster care in Onslow County and 48 of those youth are placed outside of our community. Some reasons for this include adolescents and teens being in need of a higher level of care such as a therapeutic placeme...Read on...
Posted on: February 20, 2023
Onslow County Parks and Recreation is excited to bring the community together in honor and celebration of Black History Month. The free event takes place on February 26 from 5-8:30PM at the old River of Life on 1940 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville.
The Black...Read on...
Posted on: February 3, 2023
Onslow County Sheriff's Office --
Important! Please read and share this with anyone you know, especially elderly citizens who are being victimized by these scams.
We have received numerous complaints from citizens saying they are receiving phone calls and t...Read on...
Posted on: January 30, 2023
Horizon 2040 is a Comprehensive Land Use & Coastal Area Management Plan to take inventory of the existing demographics, housing, development, & environmental conditions in order to understand the County's foundation as it moves into the next 20 years.
Posted on: January 20, 2023
Last week the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office began issuing its first body cameras within the department. Deputies received training on the cameras, proper storage, and agency policy.
Over the subsequent weeks, deputies in the patrol, school resou...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2023
The Onslow County Soil & Water Conservation District is working to reduce flooding and restore streams across the county. A $377,335 grant from the NC Department of Agriculture will help restore a large portion of Backswamp and Squires Run Creek. Work...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2023
The NC Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.4 million contract to replace the U.S. 17 Northbound bridge over Wolf Swamp to the S.T. Wooten Corporation. Work can start this winter and is expected to be complete by spring 2024. To avoid traffic dis...Read on...
Posted on: January 11, 2023
The Albert J. Ellis Airport contributed $707,470,000 million to the state and local economy including more than $228 million in payroll from jobs. These findings were released by the NC Department of Transportation which biannually views the economic impa...Read on...
Posted on: January 11, 2023
Most Onslow County Government Offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and Onslow County Emergency Services will continue to operate for emergency...Read on...
Posted on: January 4, 2023
Host Lisa Whitman-Grice speaks with guests about adult day care and evidence based classes at Onslow County Senior Services. Representatives from the Health Department drop by to discuss healthy choices in the New Year and cervical cancer screening. The O...Read on...
Posted on: December 21, 2022
Commissioner Mark Price took the Oath of Office at an Onslow County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2022. Commissioner Price fills the seat vacated by former Chariman Jack Bright and he will occupy that seat for the remai...Read on...
Posted on: December 16, 2022
Ernest “Ernie” Wright, the first African-American elected to the Onslow County Board of Commissioners, passed away on December 16, 2022 at the age of 69. Mr. Wright served on the Board of Commissioners from 1992-2000 and was first elec...
Posted on: December 13, 2022
The Onslow County Republican Party has recommended Mark Price to fill the vacant Onslow County Board of Commissioners seat. A Special Meeting is scheduled for 10AM on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 for Mr. Price to take the Oath of Office.
Mark Price will fi...Read on...
Posted on: December 12, 2022
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is kicking off the holiday 2022 Booze It & Lose It campaign beginning December 12, 2022 and running through January 1, 2023. A $25,000 grant from the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program...Read on...
Posted on: August 24, 2022
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...Read on...