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Jacksonville K-Mart closing for good



The Henderson Drive Jacksonville K-Mart is expected to close later in January.

The Jacksonville K-Mart is located at 1130 Henderson Drive. It is not the only K-Mart location that is expected to close in North Carolina. Officials say the Piney Green location in Jacksonville will close as well.

Henderson Drive K-Mart in Jacksonville.

The move was made by Sears Holdings as it continues to downsize its company because of losses in customer shopping and as more people move online and other discount businesses such as Walmart and Target.

In an online press release, Sears said the closure is an effort to “right size” it’s footprint.

“In the process, as previously announced we will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members. It’s important to note that these stores will remain open to service customers during the holiday season.”

Sears previously announced that it was closing 18 of its own stores and 45 K-Mart stores. More stores are reported to close in late January of 2018 but some are expected to close sooner.

K-Mart shoppers in Jacksonville are upset over the closings but some are calling the K-Mart stores prices ‘ridiculous.’

“I am glad the store is closing,” Craig Smith of Jacksonville said.

While Smith is happy, others are not. “I love shopping at K-Mart because of their customer service.” Grace Jones of Richlands said.

Officials announced the Piney Green Jacksonville K-Mart store to close in mid-March and early April.

Just decades ago, Sears Holdings operated more than 3,000 Sears and K-Mart locations but now that number is down to barely over 1,000.

The Jacksonville K-Mart in Piney Green had a pharmacy that many customers say they will miss in a social media discussion.

Hundreds of employees will be without jobs due to the closings.


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Onslow County Schools refuse to release the name of sub. teacher that duct taped student’s mouth



Onslow County Schools will NOT be releasing the name of a substitute teacher at Dixon Elementary who “briefly” duct-taped the mouths of four students Monday.

Director Of Community Affairs at Onslow County Schools, Brent Anderson, said in a press released that the incident happened Monday at Dixon Elementary School. He said that the school’s assistant principal “immediately entered the room and made sure the tape was removed and any further action stopped.”

Anderson claims that the Onslow County School system is “shocked and outraged by this behavior” and that they will not “tolerate it now or in the future.” Anderson may be naive to the fact that, things like this happen in Onslow County Schools almost every day but it’s not “addressed” until it becomes an issue and the public has knowledge of it. Hopefully, Onslow County Schools can also address the bullying by teachers to students in Onslow County Schools rather than agreeing to arm teachers in Onslow County Schools.

In the press release, Anderson “assured” that the substitute teacher who identity is unknown, “was immediately removed from any further duties, as well as removed from substituting in the future with the Onslow County School District.”

Dixon Elementary School Principal Glenn Reed spoke to parents and the students involved, assuring them that the teacher would not return.

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One arrested for Jacksonville’s St. Patrick’s Day murder



The family of a man who was killed over the weekend in Jacksonville will never be able to see their loved-one again, but tonight the accused killer is behind bars.

John V. Deavers

Police say, John V. Deavers, 28, of Estate Drive in Jacksonville is accused of assaulting and stealing money from 28-year-old William Young.

Captain Ashley Weaver with Jacksonville Police Department said that Young was assaulted around 6:45 pm.m Saturday near Ronnie’s Classic Auto Sales on Gum Branch Road. The two men knew each other, according to officials.

Young returned to his apartment later Saturday where he died as a result of his injury, according to Weaver.

He was found dead in his Indian Drive apartment Sunday Morning.

Officials say they charged Deavers Thursday night with an open count of murder and common law robbery.

He is in the Onslow County Jail without bond.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact JPD Detective Jason Lagana at 910-938-6414 or or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to apprehension or arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637. Refer to Case 18-02617 when calling or texting about this case.

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Baby wipes is the reason for Jacksonville sewage spill



Officials in Jacksonville have confirmed that baby wipes being flushed down commodes is the reason that thousands of gallons of untreated sewage spilled into a Jacksonville creek.

Officials say the spill happened Monday around 10 p.m. near Indian Drive and Brookdale Plaza and nearly 4,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary of Mill Creek.

Undissolved baby wipes and other similar products were pulled from the sewer lines and is the reason the line was blocked, which caused the sewage to back up and spill out of a manhole.


Jacksonville say the items below should not be flushed:

• Any non-organic material
• Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, and moist wipes
• Cans, bottles, bricks, glass, and wood
• Clothing, wash cloths, towels, and rags (any cloth item)
• Dental floss, toothpaste, and vitamins
• Diapers and adult protective underwear (cloth, disposable, or “flushable”)
• Egg shells, nutshells, and coffee grounds
• Facial tissues, napkins, and paper towels
• Fats, oils, and greases
• Food items containing seeds and peelings
• Medicines or syringes
• Plastic of any kind
• Sanitary napkins, tampons, tampon applicators, and condoms
• Toilet bowl scrub pads


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