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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Swansboro, North Carolina and the surrounding Onslow County region.

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 […]

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

Senator Harry Brown CONSTITUENT UPDATE Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District 300-B Legislative Office Building 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone (919)-715-3034 Fax (919)-715-7586 E-mail harry.brown@ncleg.net February 20, 2014 This is just a reminder that my office will be accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program through Friday, February 28, 2014.  This program allows youth the opportunity to see first-hand how laws are made by participating in the legislative process.  Each page is appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate upon the recommendation of a Senator and serves for one week when the General Assembly is in session.  The General Assembly will reconvene for the 2014 Short Session on Wednesday, May 14.   Applicants […]

Swansboro Rotary Club’s 35th Annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out

Swansboro Rotary Club’s 35th Annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out

Swansboro Rotary Club’s 35th annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out will be March 15, 5-8 p.m. SWANSBORO, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – Tickets purchased in advance are $45. They allow entry to one of the club’s most popular fundraisers, an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that takes place indoors at the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro. Machine Gun, a popular and well-known variety band from Wilmington, will provide musical entertainment. Diners are reminded to bring an oyster knife and a glove. In addition to oysters, the menu includes roasted pig, fried fish, clam chowder, hot dogs with chili, cole slaw, hush puppies, condiments and a variety of beverages. The civic center, which is on West Main Street Extension off NC 24 behind Family Care […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

Onslow County Government Offices to Remain Closed Friday Due to Icy Roadways

Onslow County Government Offices to Remain Closed Friday Due to Icy Roadways

JACKSONVILLE, NC January 30, 2013 – Onslow County manager Jeff Hudson addressed Winter Storm Leon and reported, “I have had the opportunity to consult with Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department, and each of our Commissioners. Contrary to earlier forecasts, temperatures did not rise far above freezing. Some sleet and snow continues to fall in eastern Onslow County at this hour. Conditions are very dangerous and will remain so until later in the day tomorrow. Therefore, Onslow County Government offices will be closed tomorrow, January 31st. “The curfew originally enacted by the board due to Winter Storm Leon expired today at 7 a.m. The curfew was put into place to allow greater mobility for emergency services during the active storm period, […]

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update January 8, 2014

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update January 8, 2014

Senator Harry Brown CONSTITUENT UPDATE Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District 300-B Legislative Office Building 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone (919)-715-3034 Fax (919)-715-7586 E-mail harry.brown@ncleg.net January 8, 2014 The North Carolina Department of Insurance has posted the proposed homeowners insurance rate adjustments by territory on their website.  The proposed changes can be viewed at the following link: http://www.ncdoi.com/Media/Documents/1-7%20Homeowners%20Proposed%20Changes%20by%20Territory.pdf Jones County is included in territory 49 and parts of Onslow County are listed by zip code in territories 8, 52 A and 52 B. If approved by the Department of Insurance, new rates would be effective August 1, 2014.  

The Raleigh Report  by Representative Phillip Shepard  January 7, 2014

The Raleigh Report by Representative Phillip Shepard January 7, 2014

Representative Phil Shepard NC House of Representatives 300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 530 Raleigh, NC 27603 919-715-9644 Phil.Shepard@ncleg.net The Raleigh Report Representative Phil Shepard January 7, 2014 RATE INCREASE   It is very important that you call or email and oppose this insurance rate increase. NC Rate Bureau filed for a homeowners insurance rate increase on January 3, 2014.  If you have questions on this possible increase, the NC Insurance Commissioner’s (Wayne Goodwin) office can be contacted by phone at (919) 807-6750 or by email at Commissioner@ncdoi.gov, and you can also email my office. The Department of insurance web site is www.ncdoi.com .  One more way to reach them 2014homeowners@ncdoi.gov   The state insurance Department is seeking public comment, as […]

The Raleigh Report by Representative Phil Shepard – December 19, 2013

The Raleigh Report by Representative Phil Shepard – December 19, 2013

Representative Phil Shepard NC House of Representatives 300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 530 Raleigh, NC 27603 919-715-9644 Phil.Shepard@ncleg.net The Raleigh Report Representative Phil Shepard December  19, 2013 Greetings from Raleigh: My best wishes go out to each of you and your families during this joyous time of year. Since my last newsletter, I have been appointed to serve on the House Study Committee on Education Innovation, the Study Committee on Wetland and Stream Mitigation and House Committee on Mechanics Liens and Leasehold Improvements. On Tuesday, I attended the Study on Common Core State Standards Committee, which will examine and evaluate the programs strengths and weaknesses. I wanted to mention a group of constituents, Onslow Caregivers Inc. Members of their board […]

Armstrong Marine Locates In Onslow County

Armstrong Marine Locates In Onslow County

ALUMINUM BOAT MANUFACTURER TO CREATE 200 JOBS IN ONSLOW COUNTY Onslow County, NC – The Onslow County Commissioners and the Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development office announced today that Armstrong Marine, Inc. is establishing a welded aluminum boat manufacturing operation in Onslow County.  The company plans to create 200 jobs and invest more than $8.4 million at their new facility near Swansboro which was previously occupied by Hatteras Yachts. Onslow County commissioners expressed enthusiasm.  Chairman Paul Buchanan said, “It is great that Onslow County citizens will have the opportunity to compete for new jobs.  I’m also glad to see that building being put to good use.”   Vice Chair Barbara Ikner commented, “This is an example of promoting Onslow County’s unique assets.  […]