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Past articles by Bailey:

Onslow County Schools looking to help students with federal grant

Onslow County Schools are still closed for the remainder of the week, but school officials are hoping to help parents when they reopen. → Read More

FEMA sets up disaster recovery center in Onslow County

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) --- People are just starting to get back to their homes and lives in Onslow County, and some are finding it hard to recover from the storm. → Read More

Swansboro residents helps neighbors in need

Swansboro was hit hard by Hurricane Florence, but now the community, from church groups to town leaders to non-profits are coming together to help those most in need. → Read More

Onslow County Schools cancelled through all of next week

Onslow County has officially cancelled school for students through all of next week. → Read More

Officials say 90% of Jacksonville streets are cleared, several homes are heavily damaged

Officials have announced that more than 90 percent of the Jacksonville streets are now open to traffic. → Read More

First look at North Topsail Beach damage from Florence

At North Topsail Beach, the damage is bad, but could have been worse. → Read More

Surveyors check coastal waters for safety of bigger ships

The first phase of Hurricane Florence recovery is underway in Carteret County. → Read More

Jacksonville mini mart gets grant to eliminate food desert

More than 20 million people in the U.S. don't have regular access to healthy food, but one convenience store in Jacksonville is looking to change that. → Read More

Onslow County considers mental health partnership for schools

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) --- The Onslow County Board of Education took a first look Tuesday night at a plan designed to bring mental health services into county schools. The program would allow mental health service provider PRIDE in North Carolina to come into county schools. There would be no cost to the county, and all services would be covered by the student’s insurance. The executive… → Read More

Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium funding experiences for schools in need

PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. (WNCT) --- If you work at a Title I school in North Carolina, you could receive funding for a once in a lifetime student experience. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has $36,000 to give out to Title 1 schools. The money can help fund field trips or in-classroom education from the aquarium. Aquarium education coordinator Windy Kent said they hope the funds… → Read More

Jacksonville police focus on school zone safety enforcement

Speeding through a school intersection in Jacksonville during school hours will now cost you $250, as part of the Jacksonville Police Department's effort to make students safer. → Read More

Onslow County: Need to text 911? Don't forget your address

Onslow County has been using a program for years that allows residents to text 911 in case of an emergency. But they’re hoping to spread the message about the do’s and don’ts of how to use it. → Read More

Towns in Eastern North Carolina nominated for the "South's Best" awards

Several towns in Eastern North Carolina are nominated for the Best Small Town in North Carolina by Southern Living. → Read More

Questions arise over future of Confederate statue on Carteret County land

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) --- Just one year after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the town of Beaufort is wondering what the impact will be on their Confederate statue. The statue, of a Confederate soldier, sits in front of the Carteret County Courthouse in Beaufort. It has sat on county land for more than 90 years, but recent events have made its future unclear. Just over a week ago, the… → Read More

Onslow County tourism brings in $231 million for 2017

JACKSONVILLE , N.C. (WNCT) --- A new study by Visit North Carolina shows tourism brought $231 million into Onslow County last year alone. → Read More

Herbal supplement Kratom, banned in 7 states, sold in eastern N.C.

JACKSONVILLE , N.C. (WNCT) --- Kratom, an herbal supplement banned in seven states, is becoming more common in North Carolina. → Read More

Swansboro considers reducing speed limits on Highway 24

SWANSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) --- As students return to school, the town of Swansboro is considering a drop in speed limits within the city to increase safety. → Read More

Jacksonville woman earns degree with help from McDonald's

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) --- A Jacksonville woman earned her high school diploma Friday, thanks to some help from McDonald's Archway to Opportunity program. Jasmine Hernandez's graduation ceremony was held at the same McDonalds she has worked at for the past two years. “We both were crying,” said Karen Figueroa, Jasmine’s mother. “We were both so happy. I mean, I knew she was working hard at it… → Read More

Swansboro Bicentennial Park reopens to public

SWANSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) --- After two years of reconstruction, Swansboro’s Bicentennial Park officially opened back up to the public Friday. → Read More

New Richlands Elementary School building officially opens

RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) --- Richlands Elementary School officially opened Thursday, just in time for the new school year. → Read More