Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2010

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lift Tilts at Jail Construction Site

(Onslow County) At approximately 9:45 a.m. this morning, an accident occurred at the Onslow County Jail Construction site.  Apparently, a lift tilted over and an unidentified employee was stranded in a lift basket approximately 55 ft. off the ground.  The City of Jacksonville Fire Department and other emergency personnel responded quickly and began rescue operations.  At this time, the condition of the employee is unknown, but he was responsive during the extraction from the lift basket.  He was transported by emergency personnel to the local hospital.

County Manager Jeff Hudson said “We are thankful to the City of Jacksonville for their quick response”.  He also remarked on the measures taken on site to ensure that employees are aware of all safety rules and regulations.

For more information, contact County Administration at (910) 347-4717.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Man accused of sex offense, providing false age

Man accused of sex offense, providing false age (see JDNews article for more info)

A 28 year old man, who lives on Old Folkstone Road in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina charged Thursday with the statutory rape of a 15 year old girl, was again arrested Friday for providing an incorrect age during his original arrest, according to warrants.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents On Golden Pond

SNEADS FERRY COMMUNITY THEATRE
PRESENTS
ON GOLDEN POND BY ERNEST THOMPSON

(PRODUCED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC)
DIRECTED BY IRENE KING

FRIDAYS
JULY 16 & 23
8:00PM

SATURDAYS
JULY 17 & 24
8:00PM

SUNDAYS
JULY 18 & 25
3:00PM


SNEADS FERRY COMMUNITY CENTER
126 PARK LANE

TICKETS ARE $12.00 AT THE DOOR
CHILDREN UNDER 12-$5.00


TO RESERVE SEATS FOR PARTIES OF 10 OR MORE
PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT 910-327-2798


www.sneadsferrycommunitytheatre.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Onslow Hires First Full-Time County Attorney

Onslow County Government has announced the hiring of its first full-time County Attorney.  Ms. Lesley Moxley, of Macon County, North Carolina was unanimously approved by the Board of Commissioners during a special meeting on Tuesday, June 15th.

Originally from the Kinston/Lenoir County area, Ms. Moxley is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law and has practiced law in North Carolina since 1990.  Her field of expertise is in government law where she has gained tremendous experience working for such employers as The Sanford Holshouser Law Firm of Pinehurst, Moore County Government, Durham County Government, and most recently Macon County Government.  Ms. Moxley is the immediate past president of the North Carolina Association of County Attorneys.

“Our community faces complex challenges”, said County Manager Jeff Hudson, “the Board of Commissioners has hired an individual with a great deal of experience in North Carolina government law.”  Hudson stated that this hire marks a major change in direction for the County, which has been served solely by retained attorneys in past years.  Onslow County financial records indicate that past annual payments to retained county attorneys exceeded $200,000.  Ms. Moxley’s starting salary is $130,000 which represents a cost savings to the County.

The county attorney position reports to the Board of Commissioners and serves as the chief legal advisor to the Board and County Administration.  The county attorney will also be available to all county departments.  “Attorneys on retainer, by necessity, must serve all their clients and might therefore be less available to the County in a time of need” Hudson stated. “We now have an attorney who is focused on service to only one client:  the citizens of Onslow County” he added.

Ms. Moxley fills the void left by Mr. Ron VonLembke who left the county attorney position in December 2009 when he relocated away from the area.  Ms. Moxley’s first day on the job will be July 1, 2010.

Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park

(Onslow County)  The 27th Annual Freedom Festival will be held on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Onslow Pines Park off Highway 17 South adjacent to Harley Davidson.   This FREE Festival will include Games, Rides, Vendor booths, and Karaoke beginning at 3 pm. Musical acts The Carousels, Pauline Smith, and J Barnes (Elvis) will perform a variety of oldies and beach music classics on two stages beginning at 5:00 pm.  The event will culminate with a Fireworks Show at 9:00 pm. 


For more information, call 347-5332 or visit our website at www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

Monday, June 14, 2010

Onslow County Parks and Recreation July 2010 Events

Eat Smart, Cook Smart Cooking Classes
Learn to cook Quick, Healthy and Delicious meals in your food budget! Classes will be held at NC Cooperative Extension Thursdays July 1, 8, 15, and 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. $15.00 for 8 hours of Instruction, you will also receive Samples and Cook Books. Call Onslow County Parks and Recreation to Pre-register 347-5332. Visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

27th ANNUAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL
Join Onslow County Parks and Recreation for the 27th Annual Freedom Festival; Sunday July 4, 2010 at Onslow Pines Park. The Carousels, Pauline Smith and J Barnes (Elvis) will perform on the two stages from 5:00 – 9:00pm. Games & rides for children and other vendors will be on hand starting at 3:00 p.m. Patriotic Fireworks Display at 9:00 p.m. For more information, call 347-5332 or visit our website at www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

SUMMER DAY CAMP LATE REGISTRATION
The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Onslow County Board of Education are sponsoring a Summer Day Camp Program at various school sites. Campsites are: Dixon Middle, Southwest Middle and Hunters Creek Middle, Swansboro Middle and Summersill Elementary School. Late registration will take place July 8 at Onslow Pines Park with a limited number of spots still available for Session II. Session II camp runs Monday-Friday, July 12-July 30 from 7:45 am – 5:15 PM. Cost is $85 per child with each additional child from the same family paying only $75 per child to attend Session II. Call 347-5332 visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

SURF, SUN, AND 5K RUN
Get your feet wet at the Onslow County Parks and Recreation 5K and One Mile Fun Run, Saturday July 10 at Beach Access #2, 2950 Island Drive North Topsail Beach 28460. Call: 910-347-5332 to Pre-register by July 6 and get a Free T-Shirt! Late Registration on site 8:00 a.m. Awards will be presented after the race. This event is being held in conjunction with the Earth and Surf Day! Visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

2010/2011 Onslow County Budget Public Information Sessions

Public Information Sessions Scheduled on Proposed 2010/2011 Onslow County Budget

(Onslow County)  Onslow County Government will conduct four public information sessions on the Proposed 2010/2011 Budget. The meetings are currently scheduled to be held as follows:

    June 16th        10:00 am        Onslow County Museum
    June 16th          6:30 pm        Jacksonville City Hall
    June 17th         10:00 am        Holly Ridge Town Hall
    June 17th           6:30 pm        Swansboro Town Hall

These four public information sessions are imperative so that the public can be informed about the financial profile of Onslow County and the important facets of this proposed budget.  The budget has been made available for public review on the Onslow County website at www.onslowcountync.gov as well as at the following locations:

Onslow County Administration Office, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville
and
Onslow County Public Library Branches
·    Jacksonville, 58 Doris Avenue East
·    Richlands, 299 S. Wilmington Street
·    Sneads Ferry, 242 Sneads Ferry Road
·    Swansboro, 1460 West Corbett Avenue

The public information sessions are in addition to the one statutorily-required public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, which will be held during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Onslow County Board of Commissioners on June 21, 2010, 7:00 pm at Jacksonville City Hall.

If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the public hearing, please contact the Onslow County Administration Office at 910/347-4717.

Surf City Independence Day Celebration

SURF CITY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
MARK ROBERTS & BREEZE BAND
and
FIREWORKS DISPLAY
at
SOUNDSIDE PARK
(Near the Swing Bridge)
on
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Mark Roberts & Breeze Band: 6:00 p.m.
American Legion Honor Guard Post 167
Fireworks: 9:00 p.m.
Bring your chair or blanket and come enjoy the evening!
(No coolers or alcoholic beverages, please)
Shuttle Service will be provided at no charge.
Patricia E. Arnold, CMC
Town Clerk
Town of Surf City
214 N. New River Dr.
PO Box 2475
Surf City, NC 28445
parnold@townofsurfcity.com
www.townofsurfcity.com
910-328-4131 * Fax 910-328-1746/910-328-4132

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

June is National Homeownership Month

(Onslow County)  USDA Rural Development is dedicated to increasing awareness of programs and opportunities available to help those who do not own a home achieve the dream of home ownership.  Rural Development has 502 Direct Loan funds available and applicants may qualify for payment assistance.  Mortgage payments are based on the household's adjusted income.  Families are expected to pay 24% of their gross adjusted income for house payment, insurance, and taxes.  This 24% requirement often reduces the effective interest rate to as low as one percent.    The adjusted household income limits for Onslow County are one person, $28,200; two persons, $32,250; three persons, $36,250; and four persons, $40,300.  In order to determine income eligibility only, you may visit the following Internet website at:  http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do

The 502 Direct Loan can assist a prospective homebuyer purchase an existing dwelling, purchase a newly constructed dwelling, or purchase a site and construct a dwelling in rural areas.  Rural areas include communities with a population of 20,000 or less.  Eligibility is based on household income, repayment ability, credit history, and the inability to afford a conventional loan.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided additional funds that are available through September 30th.                                    

The Obama Administration is committed to bringing the necessary resources to rural America to provide decent, affordable housing to those who need it”, said Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. “A strong Nation is made up of strong families, and safe, quality housing contributes greatly to rural Americans’ quality of life.

For more information regarding the Section 502 Direct Home Loan Program please contact the USDA Rural Development office in Kinston at (252)-526-9799 ext 4. 

Game Warden Commemorated in Wildlife Lookout Spot

Game warden commemorated in wildlife lookout spot

The John E Waters Jr. Wildlife Viewing Area is on MCB Camp Lejeune base property and yet is open to the public. It is located just over the high rise bridge on NC 172 at the base of a small access road before the sentry gate which is a great place for viewing and fishing from the pier.

For more info, please visit the JDNews.com online article

Red Cross Blood Drive in Sneads Ferry June 22nd

REMINDER:
The next Sneads Ferry
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
is Tuesday, JUNE 22
2pm to 7pm
Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church, Hwy 172
Hope to see YOU!

Public Hearing on the Proposed 2010/2011 Onslow County Budget

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2010/2011 ONSLOW COUNTY BUDGET

(Onslow County)  The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the Proposed 2010/2011 Budget during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 21, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  The hearing will be held in Council Chambers, Jacksonville City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville.  Comments should be limited to no more than five minutes per speaker. 

Comments may be submitted prior to the meeting by email to:  budgetcomments@onslowcountync.gov.
Comments may also be submitted by US Mail or in person, but should be sent no later than Monday, June 14, 2010 to the following address:
Proposed FY 2010/2011 Budget
Onslow County Administration
4024 Richlands Highway
Jacksonville, NC  28540

A copy of the proposed budget is available for review at the following locations:
Onslow County Administration Office
4024 Richlands Highway
Jacksonville
and
Onslow County Public Library Branches
·   Jacksonville, 58 Doris Avenue East
·   Richlands, 299 S. Wilmington Street
·   Sneads Ferry, 242 Sneads Ferry Road
·   Swansboro, 1460 West Corbett Avenue

The proposed budget can also be viewed on the County’s website at http://www.onslowcountync.gov/finance/right.aspx?id=15032

If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the public hearing, please contact the Onslow County Administration Office at 910/347-4717.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Dixon's Lanier is one smart Bulldog

Dixon's Lanier is one smart Bulldog

Congratulations to Caleb Lanier who will be receiving a full-ride engineering scholarship to attend East Carolina University after he graduates Dixon with a 5.0 weighted grade point average showing his abilities both on and off the baseball diamond.

For more information, please read http://varsity.jdnews.com/sports/dixon-3179-bulldog-lanier.html

Dixon comes up short in state finals

Dixon comes up short in state finals

After winning game 1 and losing game 2, the Dixon "Bulldogs" came up short to the West Wilkes "Blackhawks" in an extra innings heart breaking loss to of game 3 Saturday night of the North Carolina 1-A Baseball state championship by 7-6.

For more information, please visit http://varsity.jdnews.com/sports/margin-3191-0in-short.html

Police arrest fifth suspect in robberies

Police arrest fifth suspect in robberies

The fifth suspect allegedly involved in 23 burglaries in the Onslow County area was apprehended today.

For more info please visit http://www.jdnews.com/news/fifth-79045-robberies-onslow.html

Four arrested, one sought in connection to string of burglaries

Four arrested, one sought in connection to string of burglaries

Four men have been arrested and there is a warrant for the arrest of a fifth in connection with 23 burglaries after a year long investigation beginning May 2009 according to the Onslow County Sheriff's department.

For more info please visit http://www.jdnews.com/news/onslow-79037-four-arrested.html

Dixon loses game 2 of best of 3 series

Dixon loses game 2 of best of 3 series

Dixon "Bulldogs" High School Baseball team is still one win away from the North Carolina 1-A State Championship after losing 14-10 to the West Wilkes "Blackhawks" today. This best of 3 championship will be decided tonight starting at 5:00 pm.

Visit http://www.jdnews.com/articles/loses-3190-jdnsports-best-series.html for more info.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Albert J. Ellis Airport Sets Single Month Record For Passenger Traffic

ALBERT J. ELLIS AIRPORT SETS SINGLE MONTH RECORD FOR PASSENGER TRAFFIC;
DELTA AIRLINES INCREASES FLIGHT OFFERINGS


(Onslow County) Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) today announced that preliminary figures for the month of May show the Airport set the all-time record for passengers in a single month. The previous record of 25,607, set in July 2009, was eclipsed in May when 29,192 passengers used Albert J. Ellis Airport. In response to growing demand, Delta Air Lines is expanding flight options from OAJ to Delta’s Atlanta hub with an additional flight that begins June 10th. US Airways also increased flight offerings in May with one additional daily flight to their Charlotte hub.

Albert J. Ellis Airport continues to experience significant growth since both Delta and US Airways adjusted fares departing from OAJ to levels more consistent with other airports in the region. Year to date boardings have risen by over 16%, with May experiencing a 31% boost.

Chris White, Albert J. Ellis Airport Director, says, “Lower airfares to and from Albert J. Ellis have had the most dramatic impact on our passenger volume. Frequently passengers are finding fares comparable to, or even lower than, travel to and from other airports in the area. We have seen an increase in passengers driving from the Wilmington and Morehead City areas to take advantage of Ellis’ lower fares, convenience and first class service.”

Albert J. Ellis Airport is located between Jacksonville and Richlands on NC Highway 111. Owned and operated by Onslow County since 1971, OAJ is served by Delta Air Lines and US Airways with direct service to hubs in Atlanta and Charlotte.

For more information, please contact the Albert J. Ellis Airport at 910.324.1100 or visit the Airport online at www.flyoaj.com.

Access to Albert J. Ellis Airport During NC 111 Construction

(Onslow County)  NCDOT will begin replacing a pipe under NC111 west of the intersection with Fowler Manning and Ellis Airport Roads on Monday, June 14, 2010. This project is anticipated to impact traffic for up to five days. Access to the Airport will be minimally impacted and there will be no change for visitors to Onslow County’s Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) from the Jacksonville and Richlands areas. Travelers from those areas will continue to use NC111/Catherine Lake Road to access the Airport as they have in the past. If you are arriving from the Wallace / Pink Hill areas, NCDOT will post a detour around the construction that could add several minutes to your drive. Please visit www.ncdot.org for further information.

In order to help keep your trip as stress free as possible, passengers are encouraged to arrive at the airport at least one hour prior to your scheduled departure.

Albert J. Ellis Airport is located between Jacksonville and Richlands on NC Highway 111. Owned and operated by Onslow County since 1971, OAJ is served by Delta Air Lines and US Airways.
 
For more information, please contact the Albert J. Ellis Airport at 910.324.1100 or visit the Airport online at www.flyoaj.com.

Oyster Shellbagging / Shoreline Planting / Clean-Up at NCCF’s Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve

When: Saturday, June 5, from 10am - 2pm (Rain Date: Sunday June 6, from 10am -2 pm)
Where: Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve, 870 Morris Landing Rd., Holly Ridge, N.C. 28445

Event Description:
The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites community members and volunteers to a fun-filled Community Clean Water Day at the Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve on Stump Sound. We will be working on a variety of projects at the preserve, including one to create oyster habitat and restore the shoreline of Stump Sound. We will be filling mesh bags with oyster shells to create a new oyster reef. We will be supplying a bob-cat to do the hard work, but we will still need many hands to cut, seal and stack the shellbags. We will also be conducting a shoreline clean-up, maintaining our existing oyster reef, and planting saltmarsh seedlings along the shoreline. We will be pulling seine nets and hosting other fun educational activities. You will also have a chance to learn more about some of our ongoing and planned projects in Stump Sound. Join us and bring your friends, family and coworkers.

Refreshments, a light lunch, supplies and equipment will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages. .

Please be sure to:
Dress for the warm weather and planned activities with clothes that will keep you cool and will protect you from mosquitos. Hats and sunglasses are recommended.

Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty. Most of our activities will be on dry land, but we will be working along the shoreline and possibly in shallow water so you may get a little wet.

You may want to bring a change of clothes.

Wear closed toed shoes or boots that can get wet and muddy. Old tennis shoes are best. Please - NO tevas, crocs or sandals.

Bring any medications that you may need while are on site.

There are no restrooms at Morris Landing, so please make sure you stop in Holly Ridge to use the restrooms. We will have a Port-A-Pottie on site and access to some restrooms at a nearby RV Park and campground a block up the road.

We have included directions to Morris Landing below. Please feel free to contact us at tedw@nccoast.org or 910-509-2838. On Saturday please feel free to call my cell phone (910-231-6605) if you have any questions or need any additional information.

Thank you very much for your time and support. We will look forward to seeing you on Saturday June 5..

Directions to Morris Landing on Stump Sound near Holly Ridge
From Wilmington (approx. 45 minute – 1 hour drive)
1. Take Hwy. 17 north through Hampstead and into Holly Ridge.
2. After the traffic light at the junction of 17 and 50 in Holly Ridge, take the first right (just past the light) onto Sound Rd. There is a junk/antique store on the corner.
3. Follow Sound Rd. through town and it will become Morris Landing Rd.
4. The road will take a sharp bend to the left at the junction of Holly Ridge Rd and Morris Landing Rd., Stay Straight on Morris Landing Rd.
5. Follow Morris Landing Rd. straight until it dead ends at the water.
6. We’ll have signs directing you to the project area. Staff will be there to meet you.

From Jacksonville (approx. 30 – 45 minute drive)
1. Follow Hwy. 17 south towards Wilmington and into Holly Ridge.
2. Just before you reach the traffic light at the junction of 17 and 50 in Holly Ridge, take a left onto Sound Rd. There is a junk/antique store on the corner.
3. Follow Sound Rd. through town and it will become Morris Landing Rd.
4. The road will take a sharp bend to the left at the junction of Holly Ridge Rd and Morris Landing Rd., Stay Straight on Morris Landing Rd.
5. Follow Morris Landing Rd. straight until it dead ends at the water.

From Morehead City and Swansboro (approx. 1:30 – 1:45 hour drive)
1. Follow Hwy. 24 to Jacksonville and then take the new Hwy 17 Bypass towards Sneads Ferry/Holly Ridge
2. Just before you reach the traffic light at the junction of 17 and 50 in Holly Ridge, take a left onto Sound Rd. There is a junk/antique store on the corner.
3. Follow Sound Rd. through town and it will become Morris Landing Rd.
4. The road will take a sharp bend to the left at the junction of Holly Ridge Rd and Morris Landing Rd., Stay Straight on Morris Landing Rd.
5. Follow Morris Landing Rd. straight until it dead ends at the water.
_______________________________
Ted Wilgis - Biologist, CEE
Coastal Education Coordinator
*We've Moved-New Contact Info:*
NC Coastal Federation -Southeastern Region Office
The Landing
530 Causeway Drive, Suite F1
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 509-2838 Ext. 202
(910) 231-6605 mobile
(910) 509-2840 fax
www.nccoast.org

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Dixon High School Men’s JV and Varsity Soccer Teams Bake Sale

Bake Sale

Saturday
June 5, 2010
8:00am – 1:00pm
Food Lion of Sneads Ferry
and
Food Lion of Surf City
and
9:00am – 1:00pm
Shark Attack of Sneads Ferry

Donations of baked goods are needed!



All proceeds will be applied toward Camp Registration for the 2010 – 2011 Dixon High School Men’s JV and Varsity Soccer Teams.


Contact: Gina Barfield 330-4652
Machelle Leary 526-1199 or
Jane Moore 327-2274
for more information

Dixon Baseball Team Won Eastern Conference Championship and Needs Your Help!

SHORT NOTICE !!


Ladies and Gentlemen,
I’m sure you have heard that
OUR Dixon Baseball Team
 just won the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Eastern Conference Championship

Their next Championship game
Is this Friday, June 4th at 5:00 pm
in Zebulon (near Raleigh) at the Mud Cat’s Stadium
their second game is this Saturday at 11:00am

Our team will be spending Friday night in Zebulon
And we need to buy meals, ice, food, gatorade, water, etc.,

So if you can spare a few bucks, for YOUR Dixon Baseball Team we would greatly appreciate it.

Please drop off donations at
Dixon High School front desk
 Or call Homer Spring at Dixon High 347-2958

CONGRATULATIONS BULLDOGS!

Onslow County Conducts Training Exercise

(Onslow County)  Starting on June 4th through June 12th, Onslow County Emergency Management & Homeland Security and its partners through the Military Civilian Task Force will be conducting several training exercises.  Various emergency scenarios will be staged in the county to evaluate emergency response and resource allocation.       

The training exercises will strengthen the ability of the local emergency management community to prepare, respond and manage large scale incidents.  To ensure that our systems are prepared, it is vitally important that we prepare for multiple accidents to enhance the quality and safety of our community with the assistance of our partners.   

For more information, contact Angela Cole at 910-347-4717.

Onslow County wants Applicants for Manufactured Homes Demolition Program

(Onslow County)  Onslow County Planning Department is looking for citizens who may qualify for the   Manufactured Home Demolition Assistance Program (MHDAP).   The program provides grants to persons who are required to demolish abandoned manufactured homes under the Solid Waste ordinance.  Additionally, citizens wishing to volunteer their abandoned manufactured homes for demolition may do so by completing an application form and having their structure examined by authorized County staff.

The MHDAP is a cost-sharing program.  Manufactured home demolitions are funded up front by a combination of County contributions and applicant co-payments.  Citizens qualifying for the MHDAP are required to make co-payments ranging from 10-30% of the total cost of demolition in most cases.  Onslow County currently has a contract with the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (NCDPPEA) to demolish abandoned manufactured homes.  NCDPPEA reimburses the County for costs incurred on manufactured home demolitions.  The NCPPEA grant initiative is a pilot program.

Qualifications for the MHDAP are based on a family’s total income and the number of people in the household.  The MHDAP utilizes HUD Section 8 Income Limits for the Jacksonville, NC MSA in order to qualify applicants.  Those citizens cited with a violation of the Solid Waste Management Ordinance or the Minimum Housing Code and those wishing to volunteer their structures for demolition are welcome to apply.  Onslow County’s program allows it to demolish up to five (5) manufactured homes per site.  The County’s grant contract with NCPPEA runs through November 30, 2010. 

For more information visit http://onslowcountync.gov/planning/right.aspx?id=9584 or call Matthew Stuart at (910) 989-3081.

Public Hearing on the Proposed 2010/2011 Onslow County Budget

(Onslow County)  The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the Proposed 2010/2011 Budget during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 21, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  The hearing will be held in Council Chambers, Jacksonville City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville.  Comments should be limited to no more than five minutes per speaker.

Comments may be submitted prior to the meeting by email to: budgetcomments@onslowcountync.gov.

Comments may also be submitted by US Mail or in person, but should be sent no later than Monday, June 14, 2010 to the following address:

Proposed FY 2010/2011 Budget

Onslow County Administration

4024 Richlands Highway

Jacksonville, NC  28540


A copy of the proposed budget is available for review at the following locations:

Onslow County Administration Office
4024 Richlands Highway
Jacksonville

and

Onslow County Public Library Branches
·Jacksonville, 58 Doris Avenue East
·Richlands, 299 S. Wilmington Street
·Sneads Ferry, 242 Sneads Ferry Road
·Swansboro, 1460 West Corbett Avenue

The proposed budget can also be viewed on the County’s website at www.onslowcountync.gov

If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the public hearing, please contact the Onslow County Administration Office at 910/347-4717.

Music in the Park at Sneads Ferry

MUSIC IN THE PARK

The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department,
and the NC Arts Council are sponsoring
“Music in the Park”
at
the Sneads Ferry, Stump Sound Park
Next Saturday
June 12, 2010
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

 (The Tokin Blues Band)
Join us for a variety of music,
concessions and a moonwalk for the kids! 

Concerts are free and open to the public. 
Pack up the family;
bring lawn chairs and blankets. 

This program is funded by the North Carolina Arts Council,
a State Agency, and awarded through the Jacksonville/Onslow Council for the Arts. 

Call 347-5332 or visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

Onslow County Museum announces grand opening of 5th Annual Fun and Games – Children’s Discovery Gallery…

(Onslow CountyOnslow County Museum is pleased to announce the grand opening of the 5th Annual Fun and Games Children’s Discovery Gallery.  Featured in the changing gallery each June through October – Fun and Games provides a hands-on interactive experience for children from toddler and up.  The grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  This is a family FREE day and admission to the Museum galleries is waived. 

This year, the Fun and Games Discovery Gallery will feature (4) stations including: Play Space; Science Lab; Time Travel; and Artist Studio.  Throughout the exhibit, the Museum will be offering a special family summer fun pass for $15.00 per household.  This entitles the holder to unlimited visits to the Museum gallery from June to October.  Regular admission is $2.00 for adults; $1.00 for youth 3 and up.

For more information contact the Onslow County Museum at 910.324.5008 or visit our website at www.onslowcountync.gov/museum.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Dixon Soccer Club (DSC) Board Elections June 7th

Dixon Soccer Club (DSC) Board Elections will be held Monday, June 7th from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Dixon Middle School field concession stand behind the school.

  • Are you a member of the Dixon Soccer Club?
  • Are you planning to have your child(ren) playing recreation soccer this year?
  • Were you aware of the NEW BY-LAWS that go into effect the day after the Board Election?
Soccer has long been a major recreational sport in this area with the Dixon Soccer Club facilitating the resources that enable our youth to enjoy "The Beautiful Game". Recently, there has been serious turmoil shaking the very foundation of the Dixon Soccer Club with new leadership, new rules (e.g. By-Laws), and little participation by the overall membership to decide what direction shall be taken in the near future. The voting on the By-Laws was decided by only 36 people total!

When you consider that their are two (2) groups running for the officers positions which is six (6) per side and twelve (12) overall, that leaves 24 people not directly running for office to vote.

Want to learn more about the Dixon Soccer Club? Visit the website at http://www.eteamz.com/dixonsoccer/.

Want to learn more about the new By-Laws and the Administrative Flow Chart that affect how the club will be run? Visit the web page at http://www.eteamz.com/dixonsoccer/handouts/index.cfm?cat=11319&id=827708.

Current DSC Board:
President:                        Anthony Stember
Vice President:                Josh King
Vice President of Micro: Dante Martin
Asst. Commissioner:       Stan Allen
Treasurer:                       Jeannie Lanier
Discipline & Appeals:     John Cerruzzi
Secretary:                      Teresa Moore

***NEW*** DSC Board Positions and their respective candidates:

President:
   James Hansley
   Anthony Stember
Vice President:
   Brian Phillips
   Josh King
Treasurer:
   Jeannie Lanier
   Dante Martin
Director of Coaching:
   Stan Allen
Risk Management Officer:
   Jennifer Miller
   Lynn Hinnant
Secretary:
   Kathy Wilcox
   Kathryn Wendling

Please come out and VOTE the evening of June 7, 2010 to ensure the Dixon Soccer Club continues in the direction which is best for our children!

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