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BREAKING NEWS: Former Dixon High School graduate dies after being hit by a car Saturday night on High Hill Road

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A Dixon High School student has died after he was hit by a car on High Hill Road in Jacksonville Saturday night. 

Corey Betney, 22, of Jacksonville was walking down High Hill Road around 10:00 P.M. when he was struck by a car, according to a family member. 

Corey Betney

 

The accident happened close to Verona on High Hill Road, according to eyewitnesses.

Witnesses also say that the vehicle Betney was struck by was buckled in at the top. 

Josette Williams and her husband Andrew Williams was near the area when the incident happened and saw Betney injured on the side of the road. 

“We pulled over and my husband was one of the persons that performed CPR,” Josette Williams said. Josette also stated that Betney didn’t have a pulse when Onslow County Paramedics arrived and took over. 

Other witnesses on the scene told News In Onslow that the man responsible was an Officer of the Marines. Police have identified that man as 29-year-old Chaz Denson of Maple Hill.

Theresa Marie, a friend of Betney told News In Onslow that Betney was a great uncle to her children. “He was a great uncle to my children, they loved him,” she said.

Officials say that Betney was walking in the middle of the street when he was killed by a dark green 2017 Grand Cherokee Jeep. Highway Patrol Trooper C. J. Cross say no drugs, alcohol or distraction was involved. 

Officials say charges have not yet been filed and the investigation is ongoing. 

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President Trump rumored to visit New Bern, NC Wednesday

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The 45th President of The United States of America Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in Eastern Carolina Wednesday.

According to the New York Post, President Trump will be surveying the destructive damage left by Hurricane Florence.

The exact locations Trump will visit were not immediately available but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump’s North Carolina visit.

President Trump issued a disaster declaration Sunday for several counties in North Carolina.

The order issued is for residents in the affected area to apply for federal funding.

Locals in New Bern tells News In Onslow that Trump is expected to be in Downtown New Bern and that his car landed in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday evening.

 

 

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One dead in Bear Creek Road wreck

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One person is dead tonight in a Bear Creek Road wreck.

The name of the person killed has not been released. Officials say alcohol use, speed and water on the road was all factors.

The driver died at the scene.

This story is DEVELOPING and we will release more information as it becomes available.

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Public’s Safety suffering at the hands of Onslow County Government, lifts mandatory evacuation

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Onslow County, North Carolina Government is causing a lot of confusion on the public’s safety to return home after many fled the area from Hurricane Florence wrath. 

Top officials in North Carolina including Governor Roy Cooper have told those who fled the state to stay where they are because it is not safe to return, but Onslow County Manager David Cotton said otherwise.

David Cotton said in an EOC(Emergency Operations Center) update Monday morning that evacuees from Onslow County will be able to return Tuesday, September 12, at 8:00 A.M.

Robin Knapp, an Onslow County Commissioner does not agree with Cotton’s decision and is urging evacuees to not return to Onslow County because it is not safe.

“We are not completely done with flooding and if it continues to rain, we will see an INCREASE in flooding. So, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE AN ATTEMPT,” he said in a Facebook post. (He deleted the below post).

Robin Knapp deeming it is not safe to return to Jacksonville before he deleted the post.

While the roads in and around Onslow County are still flooded and dangerous, many will lose resources and reimbursement due to the decision to lift the mandatory evacuation.

Routes back into Onslow County has not yet been decided.

Some in the area are worried that they will lose their eligibility for disaster relief funding through certain avenues, and employers will demand employees to show for work, and Fema has already begun denying applicants in Onslow County to receive help.

If you plan on traveling back soon; be mindful that rivers around Eastern North Carolina will crest which may result in the available passable routes today to become impassable in the next few days. You are also asked to bring back supplies that will last for 7 days.

Onslow County remains under a flash flood warning until 12:30 P.M. Tuesday.

Us here at News In Onslow responded to the confusion below:

 

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