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Onslow County Sheriff candidates to battle it out in a forum set for Wednesday in Jacksonville



The fight is on! 3 candidates will battle it out in a Jacksonville Chambers of Commerce forum set for Wednesday, April 11 in downtown Jacksonville.

(R) Incumbent Hans Miller, (R) Candidate Boyd Brown and (R) Candidate Walter Scott all will come face-to-face Wednesday in front of the city of Jacksonville to give the (community) a more in-depth look at the candidates.

Republican Sheriff Candidate, Walter Scott

We have not heard much from candidate Walter Scott. We wouldn’t know if he’s dead or alive because he’s been so quiet. Don’t know how he think’s he’ll be able to get (A) vote in May.

Incumbent Republican Sheriff Hans Miller

When you’re in the voting booth this May, remember Mariah Woods. The 3-year-old that was taken from her home and murdered and how Sheriff Hans Miller refused to thoroughly investigate her mother’s role in her death to the point that no evidence was presented to the District Attorney to charge, Kristy Kay Hunter.

One of Jacksonville’s most respected Civic Leaders, Al Burgess took to his Facebook earlier last week and denounced his vote for Hans Miller this election in May.


Republican Sheriff Candidate, Boyd Brown

Many in Onslow County have voiced that Boyd Brown is the man for the job. May 8, will tell who is the most qualified candidate when the citizens of Onslow County cast their vote.

The Jacksonville Onslow Chambers of Commerce is not a political organization and does not promote any specific candidate, according to President Laurette Leagon. The questions the candidates will be asked are prepared by the chamber members and the public. The candidates do not know the questions beforehand, according to Leagon.

People that are attending the forum have an oppurtunity to write questions down to give to the moderator but there’s no guarantee that the question will be asked.

Each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer each question asked of them and two minutes for closing remarks.

The forum for the Onslow County sheriff candidatesHans Miller, Boyd Brown, and Walter Scottwill be held at 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Jacksonville City Hall, located at 815 New Bridge St.

Anyone who would like to submit a question for the forum is asked to email their question to before the close of business on Tuesday.


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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One dead in Bear Creek Road wreck



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



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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