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Witness and man wanted for armed robbery at Brinson’s Mini Mart in Jacksonville

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men in which one man robbed the Brinston’s Mini Mart in Jacksonville and another as a potential witness.

Officials say on Friday, February 9, 2018, around 4:15 pm, the Brinson’s Mini Mart on Blue Creek Road in Jacksonville was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect is described as a slender black male, approximately mid-to-late 20’s in age, between 5’9-6′ in height, approximately 170 lbs., wearing a black zip-up hoodie. He appears to have a broad nose, mustache, and a beard or goatee. At the time, he was wearing a ring on the index and pinky fingers of his right hand, according to a press release.

The male brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun with a black grip during the incident. He left on foot toward Wood Creek Mobile Home Park after the incident.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is now looking for a black male with a mustache and beard, seen wearing sunglasses, a dark colored baseball cap with the word “Charlotte” on the back. He was wearing a dark leather-type jacket. 

Police say this man is a potential WITNESS to the armed robbery at Brinson’s Mini Mart on February 9, 2018.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Simma at kenneth_simma@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at
910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018-002321 when calling.

 

Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

 

 

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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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One dead in Bear Creek Road wreck

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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

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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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