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Past articles by Naomi:

Woman accused of assault with metal scissors

A Jacksonville woman was arrested Sunday for apparently cutting her boyfriend with metal scissors.Ksenia Igorevna Fetkulova, 28, of Old 30 Road was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office after an argument escalated to a domestic situation.“We received a call of an individual who had be assaulted on the 27th, or yesterday, at 12:30 a.m.,” OCSO Maj. Chris Thomas said.Thomas explained when… → Read More

House shot overnight, few details available

No one was injured when a Midway Park house was shot multiple times early Friday morning, authorities say.Maj. Chris Thomas with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said the Lake Cole Road shooting is still under investigation.“This morning at about 4 a.m. we received a call about a house being shot,” Thomas said. “Deputies responded to the call and found the house had been shot multiple… → Read More

Man sentenced in nearly 40-year-old homicide case

A Virginia man will spend at least 20 years in prison for a 1979 homicide.Roger Gene Pollard, 58, of Chesapeake was arrested in 2016 when Onslow County → Read More

Hubert man accused of paying for gas with fake $100 bill

A Hubert man has been accused of using a fake $100 bill to pay for less than five gallons of gas.Robert Brandon Aud, 28, of Shell Rock Lane was arrested → Read More

Two men accused of assault with 'edged weapon'

Few details were available following the arrests of two men accused of assaulting a man with an "edged weapon," according to warrants.Dantrell Quawin Jones, 24, and Adrian Cornelius Beale, 25, of Jacksonville were arrested Tuesday by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and each charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury.The men are accused of… → Read More

Parents arrested and charged with child abuse

Two Jacksonville parents have been arrested on child abuse charges after failing to obtain medical care for their 4-month-old daughter.Jacob Mastrantoni, → Read More

Shots fired at Jacksonville hotel

An EconoLodge employee confirmed shots were fired on the hotel grounds early Friday morning.“I can confirm shots were fired,” a front desk attendant said, who wanted to withhold his name until his manager could give an official statement. “Jacksonville Police Department is working on it and from what I heard, Jacksonville Police apprehended the suspect.”Shots rang out on the hotel grounds at… → Read More

Bulldog ceremony has most graduates to date

The Dixon High School Class of 2016 transformed into graduates Friday night during a ceremony that marked an important date in the school’s history, a date that distinguishes this class as the largest yet. Valedictorian George Horiates stood with 194 other seniors nervously adjusting caps and gowns with calm reserve that displayed his leadership among his peers, and foretold a bright future at… → Read More

National Doughnut Day attracts thousands for free doughnut

Thousands of families and residents will visit a local doughnut shop like Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts for a free doughnut today, but this holey → Read More

Construction and renovations signal new business for the county

Western Boulevard is about to get busier. According to Ryan King, the planning and permitting administrator with the City of Jacksonville, plans → Read More

Gift of time to grieving parents donated by local advocate

Bittersweet. That’s how local residents Lisa and Joel Crenshaw described the journey from losing their unborn sons in February to their subsequent → Read More

Chamber kicks off small business week

The first week of May is National Small Business Week, and the Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce celebrates this year’s theme of “Dream → Read More

Weather holds back rain for unveiling ceremony on Friday

Dark clouds and strong winds whipped at uniforms and clothes as numerous veteran organizations and the community convened to support the Museum of the → Read More