Onslow County

Onslow County, North Carolina

118 Old Bridge St
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: (910) 347-4717
Fax: (910) 455-7878

On the southeastern shore of NC, northeast of Wilmington; organized 1734 (prior to statehood) from New Hanover County. Name Origin: For Arthur Onslow (1691-1768), speaker of the House of Commons in England (1728-61)

Area (sq mi):: 908.56 (land 766.82; water 141.74) Population per square mile: 198.80
Population 2005: 152,440 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 0.30% Population 2000: 150,355 (White 69.60%; Black or African American 18.50%; Hispanic or Latino 7.20%; Asian 1.70%; Other 7.70%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 25.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,853; median household $33,756; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,900-$26,487
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jacksonville County seat (72,335)

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    North Carolina: Carteret County, Currituck County, Dare County, Duplin County, New Hanover County, Onslow County, Pamlico County, Tyrrell County, Washington County
    Taylor was arrested on April 18 and released on a written promise to appear in Onslow County District Court on May 13.
    Justin Burr, the primary sponsor of HB 717.)<br />Although the numbering would be different, new prosecutorial districts would overlap with the new judicial districtsone for Anson, Richmond and Scotland counties; one for Hoke and Moore counties, and one for Montgomery and Stanly counties, with Randolph County becoming its own district.<br />The law would also merge Superior Court District 4A (Duplin, Jones and Sampson counties) with District 4B (Onslow County).
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    Three-year-old Mariah Woods' cause of death was determined to be chloroform toxicity, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office said in a (https://www.facebook.com/onslowsheriff/posts/1986403644957685) statement Wednesday.
    In addition to his role on the NCVMA board, Martin is a member of Sneads Ferry Rotary, veterinary advisor for Onslow County Friends of Animal Services, former North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission board member for Onslow County, and former president and member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board.
    The city of Jacksonville is located in Onslow County, along the New River just miles off of the Atlantic Coast.
    A collaboration between United States-based Duke Energy, the Department of the Navy and the United States Marine Corps is establishing a 13-megawatt solar facility at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, North Carolina.
    Onslow County Solid Waste has earned almost $100,000 in profits from landfill gas-to-energy and material recovery since March 2013, according to a release by the county.
    In North Carolina, Onslow County is in the southeastern region of the state, a significant risk area for stroke; it is considered the "buckle" of the stroke belt, an area with even greater stroke mortality, three times higher than the national average (NCSCC, 2010).
    The Onslow County Board of Adjustment has determined a quarry would be harmonious with the surrounding area with a provision that the quarry faces remain more than 2,000 ft.