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Posted on: January 20, 2023

NCECA 2023 Scholarship Applications Now Open

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North Carolina Extension & Community Association (NCECA) announces its 2023 scholarships. High school seniors, full-time college students, and adults wanting to attend college are eligible. North Carolina residents planning to attend a NC accredited c...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Onslow County Sheriff's Office Issuing its First Body Cameras

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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...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Onslow County Soil & Water Conservation District Begins Major Stream Cleanup

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...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

The NC DOT to replace the U.S. 17 Northbound bridge over Wolf Swamp

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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...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Albert J. Ellis Airport Economic Impact Reaches New Heights

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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...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday Closures

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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...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

New Onslow County Today Episode Now Streaming

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...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Commissioner Mark Price Takes Oath of Office

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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...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

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

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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...
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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Mark Price Recommended to Fill Onslow County Board of Commissioners Vacancy

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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...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Holiday Booze It & Lose It Campaign Kicks Off

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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...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Beloved County Employee Retires

Onslow County celebrates the retirement of Patricia Pike who has been a County employee for 37 years.  Patricia’s leadership of the GIS division has led to numerous accolades and the impact of her retirement will be felt across the stat...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

ECCAAA's Grocery Reimbursement Assistance Program for Seniors

Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging is providing a Grocery Reimbursement Assistance Program to senior adults (60 years of age or older) who reside in Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, and Wayne counties.

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Board of Commissioners Elect Chairman & Vice Chairman

Chairman Tim Foster and Vice Chairman Robin Knapp were elected during an organizational meeting of the Onslow County Board of Commissioners on Monday, December 5, 2022. Each December, the Commissioners must elect the Chairman and Vice Chairman for the ens...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Board of Commissioners Chairman Jack Bright Resigns

Onslow County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jack Bright has resigned from the Board of Commissioners effective December 2, 2022 due to family commitments and current health conditions. Mr. Bright served as a Commissioner in Onslow County for 15 years an...

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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 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:  

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

First Responders Memorialized

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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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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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Posted on: October 3, 2022

New Finance Officer Sworn In

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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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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.

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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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Posted on: September 29, 2022

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: July 19, 2022

New Tax Administrator Appointed

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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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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.

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Adopted Budget

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Statement on the Passing of Former Chairman Delma Collins

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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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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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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Onslow County Proposed 2022-2023 Budget

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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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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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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 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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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Onslow County Museum Turns “Inside/Out”

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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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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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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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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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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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Posted on: January 17, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Essay and Spoken Word Contest Winners

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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 27, 2023

Comprehensive Plan Survey

Onslow County is preparing a Comprehensive Plan to establish a “roadmap” for future development. Please take a few moments to tell us about your concerns, desires, and vision for the future of Onslow County to help us in this process. ...

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