Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 11/01/2009 - 12/01/2009

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Onslow County Tax Evaluation Meeting in Sneads Ferry

Onslow County

 Tax Evaluation Meeting

at the

Sneads Ferry
 Community Center
126 Park Lane

9 December 09


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Found Dog in Creeks Edge Neighborhood

15 " (?) Beagle (Tri-color: black, white, tan)

Female, Older dog

Found in the Creeks Edge neighborhood off Turkey Point Rd (Old Folkstone road)

VERY SWEET!  Looks like she broke out of a collar or chain and has some cuts on her paws ...

did she dig her way out of your backyard while you were away for Thanksgiving? 

She is super loving and super lonely - has been howling to come inside.

Please call 910-545-6177 or 327-0505

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Onslow County Christmas Events

The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and Carmike Cinemas bring you Saturday with Santa on December 5th at Carmike Cinema 16 behind the Jacksonville Mall. Santa will be arriving in a fire truck at 9:00 a.m. Visit with Santa, and then watch a G-rated movie at 10 a.m. The program is open to children 12 & under, parents must attend. The cost for this year's event is three canned goods per person. All donations go to Christmas Cheer. Goody Bags provided. Call 347-5332 or visit

The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department, Board of Education & Jacksonville Mall will host the Christmas Card Design Contest. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th, at the Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department Offices at 1244 Onslow Pines Road. Age Divisions are as follows: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Graders, 3rd & 4th Graders, 5th & 6th Graders. Child's name, grade, and School Name must appear on the back of the card. Be Creative! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners in each age division. All cards will be displayed December 17 – 22 in the Jacksonville Mall. Call 347-5332 or visit

The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Recreation Station are sponsoring a Christmas Skate Tuesday, December 22. The event is open to the public and begins at 1:00 p.m. and runs through 5:00 p.m. The cost is $4.00 per person (includes skate rental). Free laser Tag game to first 300. CHILDREN 12 YRS. OLD AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT! EVERYONE SKATES AT HIS OR HER OWN RISK! Call 347-5332 or visit:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Dixon HS to Support Cancer Fund

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Sunday, November 15th 2pm
Dixon High School
$ 30 team
$ 2 entrance

All proceeds go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Registration POC:
Morgan Raynor - 330-6244
Under 18 must have parental signature

Monday, November 09, 2009

2010 Onslow County Wide Property Revaluation Meeting -- TODAY!

Jacksonville High School Cafeteria
2010 County wide property revaluation meeting

Friday, November 06, 2009

Onslow County Senior Services hosting Medicare Update Seminar


(Onslow County)   Onslow County Senior Services will host a Medicare Update Seminar on November 9, 2009 from 9AM to 11AM at the Onslow County Multipurpose Complex, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, North Carolina.        

Each year Medicare prescription drug plans change in cost and what they cover.  All people with Medicare should review the cost and coverage of their current plans; compare them with other plans available to them, and choose a plan that meets their needs and budget.  Open enrollment for Medicare Part D starts on November 15, 2009 and ends on December 31, 2009. During this time, people with Medicare can add, drop or change their prescription drug coverage. They can also select a Medicare Health Plan (Part C Advantage Plan) for their 2010 coverage. Open enrollment for Medicare Health Plans only will continue from January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010.

Answers to your Medicare questions are available from –
-          Your County Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)  Coordinator and SHIIP Volunteers
-          A representative from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, SHIIP office to provide current information on Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Health Plans.
-          A representative from the Social Security Administration about current information on Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy.

GET THE HELP YOU DESERVE – if you have Medicare and also have limited income and resources.  You may qualify for Medicare to pay 75% or more of your prescription drug costs. 

Contact Senior Services for more information at 455-2747.

Angela Cole
Chief Operations Officer/PIO
4024 Richlands Hwy.
Jacksonville, NC   28540
P:   910/347-4717
F:   910/455-7888

Puppy Shih Tzu Found

Puppy Shih Tzu found

11-3-09 on Old Folkstone Road area near Winery Road.

If you know of someone who lost him please call 910-389-8705

Thank you

Onslow County Swimming Pool Ordinance Goes Into Effect November 2, 2010

Swimming Pool Ordinance
(Onslow County)   On November 2, 2009, the Onslow County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance that provides requirements for the enclosure of permanently-placed outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs and spas in order to reduce drowning risks, particularly for infants and children.  

The ordinance applies to any permanent outdoor structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that contains water over 24 inches deep including in-ground, above-ground, and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.  A structure is considered “outdoor” if it is not totally contained within a roofed structure and surrounded on all four sides by the walls of the enclosing structure.

The ordinance requires all permanent swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas to be completely surrounded by a fence or solid wall not less than four feet in height. The fence or wall may be made of wood, metal, wire, masonry, concrete, tile, or plastic, or any combination of those materials.  Homeowners can use the wall(s) of a principal or accessory building to meet the enclosure requirement. All gates or doors opening through such fence, wall, house, or building shall have self-closing and self-latching devices for keeping the gate or door closed at all times when not in actual use.  Fence gates must open outward away from the swimming pool.

Temporary or inflatable pools that having a depth of 24 inches or less are exempt from the requirements of the ordinance, as are spas or hot tubs with a locked safety cover.  However, covers must be closed and locked when the spa or hot tub is not in use.

Violations of the ordinance are considered a public nuisance and violators may be subject to civil fines or criminal penalties if they fail to bring their swimming pool, hot tub or spa into timely compliance as established in the ordinance.

The ordinance will go into effect on November 2, 2010.  This allows pool, hot tub, and spa owners a period of one year to bring their structures into compliance.

The ordinance will be enforced by the Planning and Development Department. 

County Attorney Ron vonLembke (910) 557-7771 or Planning and Development Director Scott Shuford (910) 455-3661 can be contacted to provide additional details about this new ordinance.

Angela Cole
Chief Operations Officer/PIO
4024 Richlands Hwy.
Jacksonville, NC   28540
P:   910/347-4717
F:   910/455-7888

Please help return Sneads Ferry MinPin Puppy

Our MinPin puppy Daisy escaped from our fenced in front yard and hasn't returned. She is my daughters dog and we are really worried about her since she is so small and it is so cold out. She is only 2-3 pounds look like a chihuahua all tan with white tips on her toes and on her right ear the tip is permantely bent back I attached a picture. She couldn't have gone far and we live down by the post office, her collar came off during her escape. Please help!

Shiang-ling Bissonnette
324 West Dunn St
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

{Kre~8~ive} Enterprises
Event Planner and Photographer
"Everlasting Memories"

Monday, November 02, 2009

Onslow Tax Office to Conduct Revaluation Presentation

The Onslow County Tax Office will conduct an informational presentation on the 2010 countywide property revaluation on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jacksonville High School Cafeteria, 1021 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC.

The presentation will provide a general overview of the revaluation process, examples showing comparisons of recent real estate transactions to the current assessed values, information regarding the potential impacts, and the appeals process. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the session. The general public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Harry Smith at (910) 989-2200.

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