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History to be made in Swansboro if Count and Countess are found, where are they?



Nearly 40 years later, history could be made if the “Count and Countess”, last seen in 1980, can be rediscovered.

Barbara Humphrey Garrett, the owner of “The Everyday Home” blog, has a friend, John Carter, who in 1980 was doing a research paper on “Ghosts of North Carolina”. During his research, Carter was reading about graves and their origins when he came across some interesting information. Located in Swansboro, off of Hammocks Beach Road, there were three graves belonging to a Count, a Countess, and that of a small child.

Carter shared his findings with Greg Jenkins, a mutual friend of both he and Garrett who is now deceased, and the two decided to investigate further. The two men set off on their bicycles in search of the gravesite and came upon a 6×6 marker at the end of Hammocks Beach Road. The marker gave directions on how to get to the gravesites and they were located a mere 100 feet from the road. Jenkins told Carter that he had to show Garrett what they had just discovered and that was the last time any of the three had visited the now missing gravesite.

Garret described, in vivid detail, what she had seen nearly 40 years ago; “It was two graves, very tall obelisks stone that had “COUNT AND COUNTESS” in capital letters. They were six to eight feet tall, there were children’s graves around them, there was a baby’s grave, [and] faint remnants of a picket fence surrounded by woods.”

Sunday, March 4, she, her two grandsons, Cole 12, Devin 8, along with Ruth Rudd, went on a search, in the exact location where, 39 years ago, she, Carter and Jenkins had first seen them. “I have to find them. I just feel like this is a very, very important part of Swansboro’s history or it could change Swansboro’s history as we know it now”. The search, which began amongst thick underbrush, muddy waters, and low ground prone to flooding, was joined by Ralph Hines, who believes that the “COUNT AND COUNTESS” were likely moved to higher ground.

During the search, News In Onslow placed a call to ‘Psychic Advisors’ and spoke with Bernadette, a psychic medium, who confirmed the information that Garrett had previously found out during her research in the ‘80’s. She also shared that there is an “83-year-old man in town who was a marshal or a former deputy in the 1980’s that’s alive [and] knows about these specific graves”.

As the search for the mysterious “COUNT AND COUNTESS” continues, Garret hopes to have the gravesite preserved if found.

Ruth Rudd said she hopes that when the “COUNT AND COUNTESS” are found, that she is there to witness it.

“We have to do everything we can to find them,”Garret said.

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  1. Barbara Garrett

    March 5, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you so much for being there with us and for helping spread the word.

    • newsinonslow

      March 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      You’re welcome! We look forward to the next search.

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VIDEO: Black Rose Tavern accused of kicking out Black man for charging phone



A Jacksonville man says he was kicked out of a Midway Park bar Tuesday after he was trying to charge his phone. 

Jacksonville resident Kenneth Foster lost power at his home because of Hurricane Florence and needed to charge his phone, but when he went to Black Rose Tavern in Midway Park to charge it, he was kicked out.

“I left Hungry Howies to go to Black Rose Tavern to get a drink and I needed to charge my phone,” Foster said. “I saw children charging their phones.”

Foster said that when he asked the owner of Black Rose Tavern, John Bova, if he could charge his phone he was met with the reply that “this ain’t that type of bar”.

Bova, however, is claiming that Foster walked in the door, and, without asking, plugged in his phone.

“He walked in the door and plugged in his phone, and my wife who was the bartender walked over and asked him if she could help him and asked if he needed something to drink. He told her that he needed to charge his phone.”

Bova told News In Onslow that Foster began getting hostile with his wife, which is when he stepped in, told Foster that he could not charge his phone and informed him that he needed to leave.

Bova explained to Foster that they are a private club and that he cannot just walk into their place business and plug in his phone.

It was after being told to leave that Foster pulled out his phone and started recording.

Foster said Bova grabbed his phone and bruised his finger but he will not be pursuing criminal charges.

“I know the man racist,” Foster told News In Onslow.

The bar owner said that he is not racist and that his business is diverse.


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Red Cross say there no-show at 2 Onslow Locations was a big mistake



When you talk about scamming, you think of the American Red Cross. A non-profit organization that accepts donations and never help people like their mission say they do. Some citizens of Onslow County, North Carolina can tell you about their experience with the non-profit organization and what happened Tuesday, September 18th.

Tuesday, officials in Onslow County told local residents that the American Red Cross would be feeding them in different locations throughout the county, but at two locations the non-profit never came.

Two of the locations, Richlands Library, and New River Shopping Center had people waiting nearly three hours for American Red Cross meals that never came and now the organization is saying it was a ‘big mistake’.

RHOA Kandi Burrus “The Lies!”

American Red Cross representative Charlotte Rodriguez told local reporters, “It was a big mistake that we should not have made.” 

It’s funny how the organization acknowledged their wrong but never apologized to the people they wronged.  Always want you to donate your money but have a hard time with integrity. 

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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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