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Tractor Theft Ring involving Sheriff candidate Boyd Brown still under investigation, according to Sheriff Miller



Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller made a statement on the Raeford Brown Show Friday, April 27, claiming that Onslow County Sheriff candidate Boyd Brown is under investigation for being a part of a tractor theft ring that was active in 2004, 14-years later.

Sheriff Hans Miller and Sheriff candidates Walter Scott and Boyd Brown were all invited to the Raeford Brown Show, on Thunder Country 96.3, to address issues in Onslow County as well as why the candidates are running for sheriff. The hosts and candidates dealt with a number of topics including social media, in which Boyd Brown brought up a private message that we here at News In Onslow published.

NOE: The black are areas to protect the names of other individuals this anonymous person communicating with.

In the message, Sheriff Miller mentions that he would “put out all the documents on BOYD,” and that his “campaign is working and making sure all the citizens know about the thief.” About “57:00” minutes into the show, Brown addresses Miller regarding the private message that was released to the public.

“Mr. Miller said that everybody ought to be held accountable and confess up to it, I want to read it this morning of what he put out on me on his Facebook page months ago. Mr. Miller has called me a thief and I want to know where he is getting this from,” Brown said.

Miller responded that he does not comment on “an active criminal investigation.” Brown inserted “This is not active.” To which Miller replied, “Period. Done.” The two went back and forth for a moment, and you hear Miller say “This investigation is not closed.”

Listen Below:

According to the State Bureau of Investigation, and the incident/investigative report, this investigation is closed and Hans Miller took this opportunity to attack Brown with a lie, like he claimed he faced in 2014 by former Sheriff Ed Brown. According to an Onslow County Sheriff Deputy, Col. Donnie Worrell, Boyd Brown was never listed as a suspect in the case and was never charged in the case.

The (Case Status) is listed as: (Closed/Cleared)

Additional Suspects in the case, which Boyd Brown is not listed as.

Brown was actually a victim in the case. Multiple tractors were stolen and sold to multiple victims who were unaware that they were stolen, including Brown. Months later, information came to light that there was a tractor theft ring and it was at this point in time that Boyd Brown approached former Sheriff Ed Brown about it. Sheriff Brown questioned Boyd about his tractor, and told him to run his serial number on the tractor and it came back as stolen. Sheriff Brown then requested that he turn it over to the Onslow County Sheriff Department. Brown, along with the State Bureau of Investigation, located the other stolen tractors and seized them as well.

Sheriff Hans Miller has continued his quest to destroy Boyd Brown’s reputation since November 2017 with constant lies about him being a thief. It is hard to believe that a man who professes to have such “Honor & Integrity” would go on a syndicated radio show and say that his opponent is under investigation for a crime that occurred 14-years-ago and he was only involved in as an innocent victim.

It has also been rumored that Boyd Brown’s FOIA requests for the specific case were denied in 2015 by Sheriff Miller’s administration.

At this point, if the case is still active and the investigation is still ongoing then it should be in the hands of the District Attorney, Earnie Lee, and he should publicly release a statement on whether the criminal investigation accusation Miller made about Brown is true or false.

News In Onslow will follow up with District Attorney Earnie Lee about this supposedly open case against Brown.

Listen to what Raeford Brown and Elliot Potter had to say at the end of their show on Friday about the case BELOW:




  1. Lori W. Grimes

    May 2, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    You need to STOP posting FAKE news. Like Donald Trump will say “YOU ARE FAKE NEWS, YOU ARE FAKE NEWS.” Why don’t you cover anything else? Like some of the local events that are coming up. Or school sports.

  2. Susan N. Daniels

    May 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I think this person need some help. When I Googled his name a lot of interesting stuff came up like calling in 20 bombs threats and cyberstalking and internet preacher and fake news purveyor. to name a few.

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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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