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No charges filed against bus driver who hit Jacksonville High School student

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An Onslow County bus driver will not be charged with striking a 16-year-old Jacksonville High School Student that resulted in the student being hospitalized, according to officials.

Barbara Revels, 56, of Jacksonville was driving through the intersection of Gum Branch Road near Indian Drive when she hit 16-year-old Gary Conner Long. According to a press release, Long failed to yield to the bus and ran into the road as the bus was driving through a green light at the intersection. Revels braked and turned the steering wheel and that’s when the front right bumper hit Long.

56-Year-Old Barbara Revels

Jacksonville Police Department says they will not charge Revels, after consulting with the Onslow County District Attorney’s Office.

Long’s mother, Beverly Isenhart continues to update the public on her son’s health on Facebook. In an update Monday afternoon, Isenhart said Long’s “doctors have taken him off the vent and put in a smaller trach tube. He’s coming out of the medical sedation and is cognizant, responding to simple requests and commands.”

16-year-old Gary Conner Long

The family is asking for help raising $100,000 for “living expenses.” In the GoFund Me campaign, Isenhart stated that her son sustained life-threatening injuries and that she is a single mother, with a single income not expecting something of this magnitude to happen in her life.

 

To contribute to the GoFundMe site logon to www.gofundme.com/x6k8d7-medical-fund.

 

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

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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

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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

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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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