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Man charged with dozens of child sex crimes in two counties

Jason Lee Ramsey is in jail charged with dozens of child sex crimes in two counties. (Photo: PCSO) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - A Rocky Point man is in jail charged with dozens of child sex crimes in two counties. According to a news release the Pender County Sheriff's Office and Kure Beach Police Dep

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-16 21:22:53

Onslow County man facing drug trafficking charges

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities say a man who tried to run from them during a traffic stop is now behind bars on drug charges. Detectives with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Rogers Ludwig, 31, of Jacksonville on Tuesday. Authorities say he attempted to ru

WITN - 2018-03-16 14:34:00

Swansboro HS walkout breeds conflicting reports

"Nobody was prevented from going outside from my knowledge." Conflicting reports about what happened at Swansboro High School during the national walkout movement Wednesday have come out since the event. The comments include the above statement from the School Resource Officer mentioned in the story

JDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 21:54:47

ENC shoppers react with news Toys R Us will close

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) Shoppers in eastern Carolina are reacting with disappointment hearing the news that Toys R Us will close all of its stores. Remaining stores in the east are in Greenville and Jacksonville. In Jacksonville, dad Garrett Long says, "Whenever we were kids we used to come here sho


Pender County fire crews battle early morning blaze

East Creekview Drive in Hampstead house fire (Photo: Ryan Johnston/Facebook) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - According to a Pender County Fire Marshal a home in Hampstead caught fire Saturday morning. Fire Marshal Tommy Batson said the two people and their pets are safe. Batson said the call came in arou

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-17 19:41:57

Two shot in Jacksonville, one transported

A midday shooting has closed off a portion of a Jacksonville neighborhood and sent one person to an area hospital. Jacksonville Police Department officers and detectives swarmed into the Myrtlewood Apartments on Villa Drive shortly after 2 p.m. where they found a boy suffering from gunshot wounds, a


Area students showcase skills at Trades Day

As area high school students put their skills to the test during Saturday's 12th Annual Trades Day, their instructors watched knowing the event was more than a competition. The students were showcasing skills much needed in the workforce. "Several years ago we had a student hired on the spot," said

JDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 22:56:40

Arrest made in Myrtlewood Apartments shooting

A Jacksonville man has been charged with attempted murder after a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the Myrtlewood Apartment complex. Octavious Tyress Bryant, 18, of Myrtlewood Circle in Jacksonville was arrested by the Jacksonville Police Department and charged with one count of attempted first-degree


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Area convenience store held up

An area convenience store was robbed Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Mo's Mart, located at 2098 Belgrade-Swansboro Road in Maysville, was held up by an armed man who stole cash and drove off in an SUV. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is looking for a white man wearing a dark gray hoodie and


Deputies searching for convenience store gunman

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Deputies in one Eastern Carolina county are hoping you can help them solve an armed robbery that happened Wednesday afternoon. The Moe's Mart on Belgrade Swansboro Road outside of Maysville was robbed around 12:30 p.m. The man showed a weapon and demanded money from the re


Sheriff's Office looking for man who robbed Maysville store

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they said robbed a Maysville store Wednesday. A man entered the Moe's Mart on Belgrade Swansboro Road around 12:30 p.m. and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, deputies said. The Sheriff's Office said he is a white man bet


Camp Lejeune prepares for 2018 Marine Corps Trials

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- More than 200 wounded, ill, or injured service members are getting ready to compete in the 2018 Marine Corps Trials aboard Camp Lejeune. The paralympic-style adaptive sports event brings together Wounded Warrior Battalion East and West along with 50 international competitors fr


Emerald Isle goes green for St. Patrick's Day

EMERALD ISLE | It's the day Emerald Isle goes green. The 27th annual St. Patrick's Festival will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Emerald Plantation shopping center, with a preview of the amusement rides on Friday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. As luck would have it, this year's main event fa