Location Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the county seat of Onslow County and home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The base lies on the eastern edge of the county, bordered by the New River and Atlantic Ocean. Onslow County is about 500 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, 600 miles
Welcome to North Carolina! Onslow County’s flat, gently rolling terrain covers 763 square miles and is in the southeastern coastal plain of North Carolina, approximately 120 miles east of Raleigh, and 50 miles north of Wilmington. The city of Jacksonville is the county seat, and the areas surrounding the
Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, Onslow County’s rolling terrain is an ideal place to raise a family or just for a relaxing getaway. Many people traveling in the area choose to drive so they can take in the ocean views and the woodlands, bogs and saltwater estuaries of the
A low cost of living and pleasant natural surroundings in North Carolina’s Onslow County contribute to a quality of life not often found in larger metropolitan areas. In 2015, an estimated 186,311 people called the county home, and the population density was 233 people per square mile, the U.S.
In 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis judged Onslow County to be the nation’s fastest-growing county in terms of five-year economic growth, and given the continuing financial fuel from Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station, the county’s prospects remain bright. The Onslow
There are many health care services for military, civilians and veterans in Onslow County, though the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. North Carolina currently has four carriers that offer
Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Onslow County because they provide important
For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public school system in Onslow County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the
There are plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — to choose from in Onslow County. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Hammocks Beach State Park, for instance, or tee off at the Scottish-links style 18-hole Castle Bay Golf Course. Don’t miss
Story by LCpl Benjamin McDonald on 11/18/2016 Marine Corps Aircraft Group 31 celebrated a Marine Corps Birthday Ball aboard MCAS Beaufort, Nov. 9. The Guest of honor for the ball was the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos. Before becoming the 35th Commandant of the
Story by LCpl Tavairus Hernandez on 11/17/2016 Principals from across the Onslow County School district received a tour of the New River Aviation Memorial, visited the Marine Corps Air Station New River Officer's Club, received a demonstration of the indoor simulated marksmanship trainer and toured an MV 22 Osprey Nov.
Story by Sgt Clemente Garcia on 11/16/2016 The course is a two-week training event where Marines practice jumping from an aircraft into a drop zone with additional personnel and equipment. The course is split into two portions. The first portion covers the Tandem Offset Resupply Delivery System Equipment while the