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BUSTED! Flooring Designs on Gum Branch Rd. in Jacksonville scams woman for nearly $2600



A Jacksonville woman lost nearly $2600.00 after being scammed by Flooring Designs, located at 1109 Gum Branch Rd., which was reported and permanently closed.

On March 8th, Brooke Standifer Moore said that she and her husband purchased exactly $2,579.27 worth of Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring from Flooring Design in Jacksonville.
They were told that their flooring would be delivered in a week but never received their order.

The couple contacted the owner, Mark Holbrooks mother-in-law Brenda, who was helping them through the ordering process but were not able to reach her. Moore, as well as her husband, have continuously attempted to contact the company to no avail.

“I have emailed asking about the flooring. We both have went by the store numerous times and it has been closed all during business hours,” Moore said.

On March 19, she went to 1109 Gum Branch Rd. a final time and saw a closed for inventory sign on the door.

Moore said no one from the company has even tried to get in contact with her and the vinyl floor has not been delivered. Due to the circumstances, the Moore’s filed a police report and a complaint about the company to both the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission.

After further investigation into Flooring Design’s business dealings, News In Onslow discovered that Moore and her husband are 2 out of an alleged 25 other customers who Mark Holbrook and Flooring Design’s have scammed out of their hard earned money.


Holbrooks company has also received several complaints on the Better Business Bureau website:

You can read the complaints at the link:

Holbrooks is currently under investigation by law enforcement, according to sources.

We reached out to Holbrooks for comment and was unable to reach him.


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American Red Cross was a no-show to feed Onslow County citizens



Hundreds of citizens in Onslow County, North Carolina was waiting to be fed by the American Red Cross at 5:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, but they didn’t show up.

Onslow County Government posted on their Facebook page Tuesday the locations the American Red Cross would be feeding at and at least two of those locations was a no-show.

Locations Below:

Swansboro Library

Richlands Library (No Show)

Sneads Ferry Library

1380 Piney Green Rd. (Parking lot/shopping center)

New River Shopping Center (by Planet Fitness) (No Show)

The public was notified that the organization would be feeding at 4 PM but that time was later changed to 5 PM.

Local residents who showed up at Richlands Library and New River Shopping Center locations told News In Onslow that the organization was nowhere to be found.

Look at some of the comments posted on the Onslow County Government Facebook page about this BELOW:

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Onslow County Sheriff In Deep Water…AGAIN



The Sheriff of Onslow County Hans Miller is in deep water again, and this time it doesn’t involve covering up rape allegations.

Sheriff Miller who has a history of thinking he can do what he wants to do just because he’s the sheriff didn’t work this time when he tried to drive through flooded waters.

Sources tell News In Onslow that on Saturday, September 15, sheriff Miller was on Piney Green in Jacksonville when he attempted “suicide.” Luckily, the sheriff survived as we know many have died driving their cars through flooded areas.

Sheriff Miller in flooded waters in Jacksonville, North Carolina

The example sheriff Miller is setting is that you don’t have to be careful and the resources used to rescue this reckless and negligent sheriff could have been used to rescue citizens that he is supposed to be protecting.

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President Trump rumored to visit New Bern, NC Wednesday



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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