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Former Marine charged with human trafficking in Onslow County

Officials said they discovered Jajci Mechito Johnson II was keeping a young girl against her will and photographing her committing sexual acts in exchange for money. (Onslow County Sheriff's Office photo) A Jacksonville man and former Marine has been arrested on numerous human trafficking charges in

WCTI12.COM - 2018-10-23 09:53:52

DEPUTIES: NCIS child porn arrest leads to arrest of Richlands man for sexually abusing infant

Officials say that NCIS investigators shared with deputies that Ezekiel Stone, 37, of Richlands, was sending photos of himself sexually abusing an infant child to Smith using a cellphone app.

WITN - 2018-10-23 10:26:00

Atlantic Beach getting a grip on extent of hurricane damage

The storm left behind damage and debris that Atlantic Beach is still dealing with a month and a half later. (Daisha Jones, NewsChannel 12) It's been six weeks since Hurricane Florence hit Eastern North Carolina. The storm left behind damage and debris that Atlantic Beach is still dealing with a mont


Onslow County hitman sentenced for 2014 murder of businessman

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A hitman hired to kill an Onslow County business owner will have to serve between 25 and 31 years in state prison. William "Zach" Parker was sentenced this afternoon for killing Elmer Hudler back in 2014. He pleaded guilty back in 2016 and had agreed to testify against the

WITN - 2018-10-23 21:44:00

Traffic stop results in arrest, seven drug-related charges

BOONE — A Craven County man was arrested in Boone on Oct. 20 after a traffic stop where he was given seven drug related charges, one traffic charge and two out of county charges.According to Watauga County Sheriff's Office, Boone Police was given a be on the lookout for a possible impaired driver on

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-10-23 20:40:00

Fire breaks out Monday at Willis' Mobile Home Park

A call went out over the emergency scanner at about 3:50 p.m. Monday of a report of a mobile home fire at Willis’ Mobile Home Park off of Bridges Street in Morehead City. First responders with the Morehead City Fire/EMS Department and Morehead City Police Department arrived on site to find smoke com

CAROLINACOASTONLINE.COM - 2018-10-22 16:51:00

North Carolina soldier charged after 12-year-old girl's disappearance

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - Investigators worked quickly to track down a Fort Bragg soldier and a 12-year-old girl he had been communicating with online after she disappeared from her grandmother's home overnight, a North Carolina sheriff said. The girl's grandmother woke up Sunday morning to discover the

KATU.COM - 2018-10-23 06:42:29

Swimming alert issued for site in Carteret County

A swimming advisory has been issued for an oceanside site in Carteret County. The alert was issued near Barden Inlet on Core Banks. Below is a press release with more information. ===== State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming alert at an oceanside site in Car

WCTI12.COM - 2018-10-23 18:20:47

Fort Bragg paratrooper charged with kidnapping, raping 12-year-old girl

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - A member of the 82nd Airborne was arrested after investigators said he kidnapped a 12-year-old girl from her Craven County home. The Craven County Sheriff's Office said they received a phone call Sunday morning from a woman who reported her granddaughter was missing. Th

CBS17 - 2018-10-22 18:21:12

Sportsmans Wholesale offering free clothing items to victims of Florence, Michael

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) - Sportsmans Wholesale in Morehead City is offering free clothing items to help victims of Florence and Michael. The store said that they started the event on Monday. "We ask you take only what you need to allow the help to as many people as we can," said one of their Face

WNCT - 2018-10-22 14:02:55

Craven County sheriff campaign signs stolen, suspects wanted

Around 1:00 a.m., approximately 20 "Re-Elect Jerry Monette for Sheriff" signs were stolen from the Vanceboro area. (Greg Payne, NewsChannel 12 photo) The Craven County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects wanted for stealing campaign signs. Around 1:00 a.m., approximately 20 "Re-Elect Jerry Mon

WCTI12.COM - 2018-10-22 15:28:17

Man arrested after reported power theft

Officers conducted a search of the area with a police dog following the detainment of the man, later identified as Dartaveris Thigpen of Farmville, Hunter said. The search located a 9mm handgun approximately 20 feet away from the apartment.

DAILY REFLECTOR - 2018-10-23 00:00:00

Surf City grilled for lack of Florence-related communication | Port City Daily

SURF CITY — Residents spoke up about what they viewed as Surf City’s inadequate communication before, during, and after Hurricane Florence at a town council workshop meeting on Friday morning.

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-10-23 11:00:00

Longtime coastal town manager leaving for similar job out west

A longtime town manager in the east is moving out west for a similar job. Frank Rush has been the Emerald Isle Town Manager for the past 17 years but says it's time for him to enter the next chapter of his career and life. He's taken the position of City Manager in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Rush calls

WITN - 2018-10-23 13:34:00

One person killed, another seriously injuried in Lenoir County wreck

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash pinned a driver inside their vehicle, officials said. First responders were called out to the wreck along Grifton Hugo Road in Lenoir County around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Hugo Volunteer Fire and


Flo Nation 252 Festival raises money for displaced students and teachers

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) - The Flo Nation 252 Music & Beer Festival was held Sunday in Beaufort. The event was the idea of Grey Saviston who was able to pull the festival together in just a matter of weeks. It was all after the Carteret County Public School Foundation posted a challenge on Facebook to


Body found, police investigate

Reginald Williams, who was at the scene of the shooting later Friday morning, said that just after 2:30 a.m. he heard around four gunshots. Williams said that with the recent crime in the area, it makes him want to move back to Louisiana where he is from.


Shooting at Hostess House results in death, suspect in custody

NEWPORT -A shooting Saturday night at the Hostess House Extended Stay Motel resulted in a death. Authorities have one suspect in custody.Newport police responded to the Hostess House, located at 6741 Highway 70 East at approximately 9:25 p.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting. When officers arrive


Official: 6 shot near Florida stadium, appears gang-related - WWAY TV

Jacksonville Police swarm scene of Sunday shooting (CBS/WJAX)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say six people have been wounded, some seriously, in what possibly was a gang-related shooting blocks from the NFL stadium in Jacksonville where the Jaguars were hosting the Houston Texans.Ron Lendvay,


Fire breaks out under Kitty Hawk Kites of Beaufort

A call went out on the emergency scanner at 1:45 p.m. Saturday on a report of smoke coming from under Kitty Hawk Kites on the Beaufort waterfront. Onlookers watched as firefighters from Beaufort Fire Department, Atlantic Beach Fire/EMS, Morehead City Fire/EMS, Otway Fire and Rescue and North River V