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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Jacksonville, North Carolina including Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Richlands, and surrounding Onslow County region.

USO of NC, Jacksonville Boots on the Run 5K

USO of NC, Jacksonville Boots on the Run 5K

Two teachers from Northern Ohio create an image as a tribute to the Firefighters, Police Officers, First Responders, and Military who have fought, lost their lives, and continue to fight for freedom. The image now hangs in the 9/11 Memorial and serves as the logo for the local USO of NC Jacksonville Center’s Boots on the Run 5K.   JACKSONVILLE, NC June 26, 2014 – Last year the USO of NC Jacksonville Center hosted its inaugural Boots on the Run 5K with a logo that pays tribute to our fire fighters, first responders, police and military. Thirteen years after its creation, that same logo now hangs in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Two teachers from Northern Ohio […]

JUMPO LRTP Team Invites Public to Take Survey

JUMPO LRTP Team Invites Public to Take Survey

JUMPO LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN TEAM INVITES PUBLIC TO COMPLETE SURVEY JACKSONVILLE, NC June 24, 2014 – The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) team invites the public to participate in a short survey and interactive map by visiting http://jumpo2040.metroquest.com/. This fun and interactive survey will help the team understand community preference, opinions and issues. The public will be able to express general themes and concerns along with providing location-specific concerns via an interactive online map.  There is also an opportunity for residents to provide ideas on how they would spend transportation dollars. The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a community-driven process that establishes a vision for mobility in the City of Jacksonville and […]

Onslow Council for the Arts: Grassroots Sub-Grants now available

Onslow Council for the Arts: Grassroots Sub-Grants now available

JACKSONVILLE, NC June 13, 2014 – Applications for Grassroots Arts Programs are now available from the Council for the Arts. The Council will be accepting applications for sub-grants for the 2014-2015 FY with funding available for arts programming in Onslow. “With funding from the NC State Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program we are able to provide quality arts programming for our citizens, school children and visitors. Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants in Onslow will fund arts-related programming such as community festivals, classes, workshops, choral society concerts, and poetry & writers workshops and performances” said Connie Wenner, the Executive Director of Council for the Arts. The deadline for turning in applications is July 11, 2014. Proposals must be for projects that occur […]

Pet Adoption Event: Adopt-a-Cat Month

Pet Adoption Event: Adopt-a-Cat Month

JACKSONVILLE, NC June 13, 2014 – Onslow County Animal Services is celebrating the American Humane Association’s national Adopt-A-Cat Month this June. Spring and summer typically bring a surge of cats to the nation’s shelters. Onslow County Animal Shelter is no exception. Special discount cat adoption fees: All cats and kittens are $50 each. Adult cats one year or older are $5 each every Friday and Saturday during June. The adoption fee includes a rabies vaccination, Fel-O-Guard® 3 vaccine, and a spay/neuter certificate unless already spayed/neutered. Don’t miss out on this special event. Your support is crucial to helping the county reduce the stray pet population and the associated challenges. Citizens can also visit Onslow County Animal Services at 244 Georgetown […]

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

JACKSONVILLE, NC June 13, 2014 — Pets have a more difficult time keeping cool when temperatures soar. Onslow County Animal Services urges citizens to be mindful of the heat and keep pets cool to protect them from heat related illness and injury. Never leave pets in the car. On an 85 F degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows slightly open can reach 120 degrees within 30 minutes. The following tips can save lives: Never leave a pet in a car when you travel or run errands. On very hot days, limit exercising your pet to early morning or evening hours. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn a pet’s paws. Pets with light-colored noses or fur […]

Jacksonville Council for the Arts May workshop

Jacksonville Council for the Arts May workshop

‘Plein Air Painting Class” JACKSONVILLE, NC April 25, 2014 – Jacksonville artist Stephen Greer, will teach a plein air workshop on painting Trees on location at Miracle Meadows on Saturday, May 10 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Miracle Meadows. The workshop will cover painting trees in respect to the environment; all participants must pay $15.00 in advance to the Council for the Arts. The Council for the Arts is located at 826 New Bridge Street in downtown Jacksonville. For more information, call (910) 455-9840 or visit the website www.jaxarts.com

Onslow County Board of Commissioners’ Meeting April 23, 2014 includes Dixon Middle School Project

Onslow County Board of Commissioners’ Meeting April 23, 2014 includes Dixon Middle School Project

ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING April 23, 2014 Jacksonville City Hall, Council Chambers 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC 7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Paul Buchanan PRAYER FOLLOWED BY A MOMENT OF SILENCE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mr. David B. Cotton, Deputy County Manager, will lead the audience and the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS PRESENT CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS We ask that all in attendance please set your cell phones to silent or vibrate mode. The Board offers the public two opportunities to speak during the meeting. Comments during the first public comment period should be limited to three minutes each and must be directly issue- oriented with the agenda items […]

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

WILMINGTON, NC April 15th, 2014 – Bruce Hemmingway was riding home on his motorcycle on April 12, 2013.  The driver of a van was Texting while driving and did not yield the right of way.  Despite the fact that Bruce was wearing his helmet, he suffered spinal cord injuries and is currently a quadriplegic with his life forever changed. Bikers for Bruce, A Fundraising Festival will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  100% of the proceeds will go to Bruce and Vicki Hemmingway to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation so that Bruce may walk again. The day will begin with registration at Logan’s Roadhouse located in Jacksonville, NC from 11-12 and at Fat Tony’s Pub in Wilmington, NC […]

PEERS Family Development Center Dinner

PEERS Family Development Center Dinner

JACKSONVILLE, NC March 18, 2014 – The 11th annual PEERS “Cherish the Child” Dinner and Auction is Mar 28, 7 p.m. at Jacksonville Conference Center, 800 New Bridge St. The event will feature a guest speaker and entertainment by the band ‘The Notorious Clamslammers.’ The PEERS Family Development Center is a volunteer and community supported program aimed at promoting the growth and development of families. PEERS offers free parenting education courses. Child care is provided during the sessions and transportation can be arranged for families without vehicle access. In addition, PEERS has a program for first time teen mothers age 17 or younger and free drop-in child care available three mornings each week. PEERS is a program designed for Parents […]

United Way of Onslow County Releases Grant Application

United Way of Onslow County Releases Grant Application

Jacksonville, NC Mar. 12, 2014 – United Way of Onslow County has released their Request for Proposals (RFP) Grant Application for applicable health and human service programs seeking funding. The grant application window will close Thursday April 17 at 5:00 PM.  United Way is evolving from its roots as a fundraising organization to a critical community convener that will mobilize the community to expand opportunities for people to succeed.  Together, we must focus on issues and underlying conditions for change and bring people and organizations together to create collective impact.   United Way will be moving toward facilitating a shared community vision and coordinating action across a diverse coalition, along with mutual accountability, sustained effort and measured results.  Through working […]