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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Fabric of Our Community Awards Recipients Announced

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The Committee is dedicated to improving civic education and engagement in the county and has voted to induct five persons into the Fabric of Our Community Honors Class of 2024. Click here for additional photos of all the recipients.

Pam Thomas (Posthumousl...

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Communications
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Onslow County DSS Main Branch Library Outreach

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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...

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Communications
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Onslow County Celebrates the Juneteenth Holiday

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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,...

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Communications
Posted on: June 1, 2023

New Assistant County Manager and DSS Director Sworn In

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...

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Communications
Posted on: February 1, 2023

June Episode of Onslow County Today Now Streaming

Onslow County Today

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...

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Communications
Posted on: May 31, 2023

Cherished Assistant County Manager Retires

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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...

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Communications
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Janelle Golloway Sworn in as Assistant County Manager

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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....

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Communications
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Dixon High School Redistricting

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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...

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Communications
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Changes are Coming to Medicaid, FNS, and WIC Benefits

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...

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Communications
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Onslow County Emergency Services to Host Multi-Day Mass Casualty Exercise

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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...

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Communications
Posted on: March 30, 2023

Pistol Purchase Permits No Longer Issued by Onslow County Sheriff's Office

Onslow County Justice Complex

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...

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Communications
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Fabric of Our Community Awards Announced

Fabric of Our Community Awards

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...

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Communications
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Statement on the Passing of Former Commissioner W. Randolph Thomas

Statement on the Passing of Randolph Thomas

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...

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Communications
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Foster Parents Needed to Keep Children in Onslow County

Foster Parents Needed

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...

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Communications
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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