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Past articles by Mike:

NC unemployment numbers increase in June

Unemployment rates increased in all but three counties in North Carolina during June, according to recently released figures from the N.C. Department of → Read More

NC unemployment numbers increase in June

Unemployment rates increased in all but three counties in North Carolina during June, according to recently released figures from the N.C. Department of → Read More

6 hospitalized following U.S. 258 wreck

A head-on collision sent six to area hospitals.A Toyota Tundra traveling west on U.S. 258 near Pony Farm Road with two passengers hydroplaned crossing the → Read More

Ruckers reach Onslow carrying memories of the fallen

Mike McHugh "It's not about me, it's the about the 16 guys." A 900-mile journey honoring the lives of Marine Raiders who died a year ago came to an end in Onslow County Tuesday night. The tragic crash of a Marine KC-130T airplane killed 16 Marines Raiders and reservists on a training exercise July 10, 2017 over a soybean field in Mississippi. Their family and community members decided to walk… → Read More

Maysville bypass opens, town says lack of traffic is noticeable

Maysville Town Manager Schumata Brown had one word to describe traffic volumes through his municipality after the recent opening of the U.S. 17 bypass: → Read More

Maysville bypass opens, town says lack of traffic is noticeable

Maysville Town Manager Schumata Brown had one word to describe traffic volumes through his municipality after the recent opening of the U.S. 17 bypass: → Read More

Maysville bypass opens, town says lack of traffic is noticeable

Maysville Town Manager Schumata Brown had one word to describe traffic volumes through his municipality after the recent opening of the U.S. 17 bypass: → Read More

Heavy rain on tap for Eastern North Carolina

If you dig the tropics, you’ll love the weather for the next few days.A stalled low front positioned to the west combined with a Bermuda high sitting off the coast, has Eastern North Carolina sandwiched in a very wet weather system bringing Caribbean moisture to the region, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Morgan Simms at the Newport office.“The big event we’re following over… → Read More

Heavy rain on tap for Eastern North Carolina

If you dig the tropics, you’ll love the weather for the next few days.A stalled low front positioned to the west combined with a Bermuda high → Read More

Environmentalist: Hog industry is 'all about the almighty dollar'

For decades, Tom Mattison has been concerned about water quality in natural areas throughout Eastern North Carolina.In 1996 Mattison channeled his inner → Read More

Class size requirements, increased student population test county budgets

Contained with the Fiscal Year 2019 budget adopted June 18, a divided 3-to-2 vote by commissioners approved a 3-cent property tax increase for Onslow County.Those three additional pennies add up to $4.3 million, according to Onslow County Commissioner Chairman Jack Bright.Though Commissioners Robin Knapp and Mark Price voted no, the majority of the board voted to raise the tax rate from 67.5… → Read More

Targeted traffic enforcement underway in Swansboro

Swansboro officials and the N.C. Highway Patrol (NCSHP) have a message to impatient drivers, red light runners and speeders in the Friendly City by the → Read More

Swansboro motorcycle wreck sends two to area hospitals

A motorcyclist and his passenger were injured Sunday evening in Swansboro sending both riders to area hospitals.According to Swansboro Police Department → Read More

Law enforcement: Registry helps residents remain aware

There were 342 registered sex offenders living in Onslow County on Friday.But if you're looking for a new home, don’t expect your real estate agent → Read More

Exercise caution with pets and fireworks

Cookouts, sunshine and fireworks are some of the ingredients for a perfect 4th of July recipe.Yet while these activities are anticipated by people of all → Read More

ECHSA annual Anti Poverty Festival builds awareness and brings opportunity

JACKSONVILLE — Jack Amyette Park sizzled Saturday afternoon as an area nonprofit held its annual awareness festival.Now in its second year, the → Read More

ENC farmers happy with Farm Bill

Those with agriculture interests breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday when the N.C. Farm Act became law.The passage of the N.C. Farm Act, titled Senate → Read More

Former Marine embarks on 222-mile walk for suicide awareness

A former Marine and his girlfriend are stepping up to help bring awareness to suicide among active and former armed service members as well as civilians. → Read More

Onslow Community Outreach nearly halfway to fundraising goal

Goodwill Community Foundation's donation brings new shelter closer to fruition → Read More

Cemeteries dot the landscape of ENC

It’s a fact, nobody is getting out of this life alive.What’s controlable is where and how remains will be laid to rest.Few optionsBurial → Read More