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Sneads Ferry landlord serves family an eviction notice after he refuse to repair their mobile home



Tonight is just another night out of many, that one Sneads Ferry family will have to endure inhumane living conditions.

Brown’s Mobile Home Park in Sneads Ferry owner, Dewayne Murphy, 54, of Old Breece Road, is under fire after he served one family with an eviction notice after they complained about their mobile home inhumane living conditions.

Chance Crammer, his wife Michelle Crammer, and their 4-year-old son have been living in “Brown’s Mobile Home Park” in Sneads Ferry since July of 2017. When the family first moved into the mobile home park back in July, there were repairs that were needed to be done. Crammer told News In Onslow Wednesday, for the last six months, Murphy “promised repeatedly to fix the repairs.” It was only after three times Crammer asked Murphy to fix the repairs he previously promised the family when they then received an eviction notice.

“We have electricity on one side of the house from the living room and our bedroom. The backdoor is sealed shut, three windows have broken glass on the outside of them, 2 are gorilla taped shut. The wall in the living room is caving in, the ceiling in the living room is leaking and coming down, the ceiling in the kitchen is leaking in the cabinets. There is a gaping hole in the wall in my bedroom, the window in the back bedroom is leaking, there is a hole in the wall at the back door, the septic tank is backed up, the floor in bathroom is caving in at the sink, the kitchen floor is sinking in different places, there is a hole where the floor meets the wall in the living room, there is no underpinning, and one of the windows in the living room has rain pouring in when it rains.” Chance Crammer said.

News In Onslow reached out to Murphy Wednesday about the allegations made against him and he insisted that he did not need to respond to any of them but continued in the conversation. Murphy stated that all of his tenants who complain about repairs needed in their mobile home doesn’t pay him. “They don’t pay me like they should. My homes are all in pretty good shape and I take care about 45 that are mine,” he said.

Murphy said that the allegations made against him are false and that he does a pretty good job as a landlord. After Murphy was educated on North Carolina Tenant laws, he continued to insist that his tenants don’t need repairs if they don’t pay rent. According to North Carolina Tenant law, Tenants may withhold rent or exercise the right to “repair and deduct” if a landlord fails to take care of important repairs. 

If the Crammer family did not pay any rent, they would still be within their rights to withhold any rent payments until repairs were done by the landlord which Murphy failed to fix.

Murphy said he did repairs to the ceiling of the home and added new installation.

Previous tenants told News In Onslow, that Crammer refuses to fix anything in the mobile homes and when you complain, he evicts you. “He will stop collecting your rent then get you evicted for non-payment,” Cheryl Smerdon said.

Previous tenants also say that Murphy has lost every eviction case against tenants he’s taken to court in the past.

Chance Crammer and his family are asking the public’s help in this situation. They have created a GoFundme and you can help by clicking HERE.

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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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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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