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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Mitch Sprunger Named New Airport Director at Albert J. Ellis Airport

Mitch Sprunger

Onslow County names Mitch Sprunger as Airport Director for Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ)Sprunger has served as Interim Airport Director at OAJ since September 2023...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: January 18, 2024

2024 Primary Election Early Voting Begins Thursday, February 15

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Find information here about early voting times & locations, or other information from the Onslow County Board of Elections. Primary Election day is March 5, 2024.

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Posted on: June 27, 2023 | Last Modified on: August 18, 2023

Upcoming Onslow County Animal Services Adoption Events

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Animal Services has a number of adoption events coming up, hosted by PetSmart. Adoption events give the community the opportunity to see animals available for adoption without having to visit the shelter as well as a chance to change the life of a shelter...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Nonprofit Grant Application Period Open

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During the annual budget process the Onslow County Board of Commissioners considers requests for funding from nonprofit agencies. Grant applications for the County's 2024-2025 Fiscal Year are available until March 1, 2023 through the eCivis Portal.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Fabric of Our Community Awards Recipients Announced

Fabric Awards

The Committee is dedicated to improving civic education and engagement in the county and has voted to induct five persons into the Fabric of Our Community Honors Class of 2024. Click here for additional photos of all the recipients.

Pam Thomas (Posthumousl...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 18, 2023

TASCO to Hold Resiliency Conference in Onslow County

TASCO Conference_News Flash

Turning Adversity into Success for Children in Onslow (TASCO) is holding a resiliency conference on Wednesday, February 28 from 8AM to 4:30PM. The event takes place at the New River YMCA located at 1940 Gum Branch Rd. in Jacksonville. Registration is $5 a...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

EOC Expansion Groundbreaking

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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners broke ground on an expansion of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during a ceremony on Monday, January 29, 2024. The EOC expansion is a $14 million federally funded project using the American Rescue Plan Act. T...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Onslow County Public Library Hosting Bestselling Author for Book Club Event

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Meet Bestselling Author & Emmy-Winning Director Jeffrey Blount at the Onslow County Public Library Main Branch for a special Adult Book Club conversation on Thursday, February 29, at 12PM.

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

February 2024 Episode of Onslow County Today Now Streaming

Onslow County Today

In this episode of Onslow County Today, Lisa Whitman-Grice welcomes Onslow County Sheriff Chris Thomas to tell us about a new service available to assist families of our special needs and elderly in the community called Project Life Saver. Deputy Winners ...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Onslow County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy Open for Applications

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The next class begins Tuesday, February 13, 2024 and ends Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Each class is three hours and seats are limited to 24 eligible applicants.

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

ITS & GIS Teams Recognized with Award

ITS GIS Award

Onslow County's ITS and GIS team has been recognized again for Leadership and Innovation by Government Technology, an e.Republic publication, at the last NC Digital Government summit with the Best of North Carolina awards 2023. We are so pleased ...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Improved Property Records Search

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Onslow County has improved property record searching by incorporating information like deed search, property card, permit information, and more into a single service created by our award winning GIS team. On our home page tap on the Maps button or visit M...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Opioid Settlement Funds in Onslow County

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Onslow County will hold its first Opioid Settlement Funds Community Meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6PM. The meeting takes place in the Onslow County Board of Commissioners’ Chambers at the Government Center located at 234 Northwest Corridor Blvd...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Board of Commissioners Chairman & Vice Chairman Re-elected

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Chairman Tim Foster & Vice Chairman Robin Knapp returned to their roles in an organizational meeting of the Onslow County Board of Commissioners on December 4, 2023. Each December, the Commissioners must elect the Chairman and Vice Chairman for the year.

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Onslow County DSS Main Branch Library Outreach

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Onslow County Social Services will have an Income Maintenance Caseworker stationed at the Jacksonville Main Branch Library located at 58 Doris Ave E, Jacksonville every Wednesday from 9AM - 6PM beginning November 29, 2023.

This employee will be available t...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: November 8, 2023

David M. Smitherman Selected as Onslow County Manager

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David M. Smitherman will assume the role of permanent Onslow County Manager. The Onslow County Board of Commissioners appointed Mr. Smitherman to serve as County Manager during a special meeting on November 7, 2023. Mr. Smitherman was initially selected f...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: June 25, 2023

Onslow County Job Opportunities

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Join Onslow County and embark on an exciting professional journey!

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

First Responders Memorialized with Wreath Laying at Public Safety Memorial

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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will give honors to first responders in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at 2PM Friday, October 27, 2023, at the Public Safety Memorial in Burton Park. 

A roll call of those who died in service to the community, mu...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Resolution 23-014 Supporting Local Commercial Fishermen

Shrimp Resolution

WHEREAS, the Onslow County Board of Commissioners has been advised of relevant issues that would have a detrimental effect on the Onslow County’s commercial fishermen; and

 

WHEREAS, members of our local fishing community, some of whom ar...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Albert J. Ellis Airport Welcomes 10,000,000th Passenger

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Albert J. Ellis Airport is excited to announce the arrival of the 10,000,000th passenger at OAJ. James Raymond from Michigan who travelled to Jacksonville, NC to visit family was the lucky passenger and was presented with a gift bag to mark the occasion. ...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Medicaid Expansion FAQs

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The State of NC Medicaid Expansion begins December 1, 2023. This expansion will increase the eligible population of adults and help more individuals qualify for NC Medicaid.

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Board of Commissioners Declare State of Emergency

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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners have declared State of Emergency in the unincorporated areas of Onslow County in response to Tropical Storm Ophelia that will remain in effect until 5PM Sunday, September 24, 2023.

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Three-Way Stop Coming to Sneads Ferry Intersection

Sneads Ferry 3 Way Stop

A three-way intersection in Sneads Ferry will become an all-way stop to improve traffic flow and safety. On Aug. 30 at the intersection of Old Folkstone and Country Club roads, crews will install stop signs, so every driver must stop. Currently, drivers o...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: August 23, 2023

NC DHHS Reissuing Some Compromised EBT Cards

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is advising that some Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards have been compromised. As a result new cards will be reissued to recipients whose cards were potentially compromised and the old card...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Rosanna Outler Sworn In as Deputy Clerk to the Board

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Congratulations to Rosanna Outler, Onslow County's new Deputy Clerk to the Board. Colleagues joined Rosanna for a swearing in ceremony on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at the Onslow County Government Center to celebrate her new position.

Rosanna is an...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Deputy Brandon Moore Named Law Enforcement Professional of the Year

Deputy Moore Award

Congratulations to Deputy Brandon Moore from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office for being recognized as the Law Enforcement Professional of the Year by the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce.Deputy Moore has held several positions within th...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Department of Labor 2022 Safety Awards Presented to Onslow County Staff

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Onslow County Safety Officer John Bazzarre proudly presented the Department of Labor Safety Awards on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, praising each county department for making strides towards a safer workplace environment. “Working safely protects our...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Statement on the Passing of Former County Commissioner Billy Mills

Statement on Billy Mills

Billy Mills who served on the Onslow County Board of Commissioners from1959 to 1964, passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, July 23, 2023.  

Mr. Mills was not only an esteemed entrepreneur but also an exemplary community leader, actively contribu...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Onslow County Recognized for Excellence in Digital Technology

Digital Counties 2023

Onslow County Information Technology Services (ITS) ranks fourth in the nation by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties for optimizing government service delivery, using data analytics, and cybersecurity best practices...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 19, 2023

County Manager Sharon Griffin Announces Resignation

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Onslow County Manager Sharon Griffin has announced her resignation effective October 6, 2023. Mrs. Griffin has served Onslow County for six years, first as the Deputy County Manager and then as the County Manager for the past four years.

During her time as...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 17, 2023

Onslow County Welcomes New EMS Division Head

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West Barefoot is the the new EMS Division Head for Onslow County Emergency Services. West brings 21 years of experience in emergency medical services to his role. He comes from Harnett County, NC where he most recently served as Assistant Chief of Trainin...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Prevent Accidental 911 Calls

911 Center

If you accidentally dial 911, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up. Stay on the line and explain 911 was called by mistake. If you do hang up, you can expect a call back, because we need to verify whether there is ...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Statement on the Passing of Brock Ridge

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For over 45 years Brock Ridge dedicated his life to shaping the minds of countless students as an esteemed educator. His unwavering commitment to education and his passion for empowering young minds will forever be remembered by those fortunate enough to ...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 11, 2023

Onslow County Welcomes Four New Department Directors

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Congratulations to Richard Gabbert, Cortina Hamilton, Joy Johnson, and Carter Metcalf on their new positions with Onslow County. Friends and colleagues joined each of them for a swearing in ceremony on Monday, July 10, 2023 at the Onslow County Government...

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Onslow County Information
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Adopted Budget for 2023-2024

2023 Adopted Budget Book Available

Click here to view the 2023-2024 Onslow County Adopted Budget Book.

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