Onslow County Government

Onslow County Government The structure of local government in Onslow County was established in the late 19th century and consists of a seven-member Board of Commissioners.

Attracted by the waterways and longleaf pine forests, the first European and English settlers arrived in Onslow County in 1713. Onslow County was formed in 1734 and was named for the Honorable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the British House of Commons. After a lethal 1752 hurricane, the county courthouse was relocated from Town Point to Wantland’s Ferry; this settlement was eventually incorporated in 1842 and named Jacksonville after President Andrew Jackson. Onslow County dramatically changed in the early 1940s with the establishment of the Army’s Camp Davis near Holly Ridge (now closed), and the creation of Camp Lejeune in 1941. Onslow County’s flat, gently rolling terrain covers 767 square miles and is located 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 city constitute the major population centers and growth areas in the county. The county is home to more than 150,000 people and includes the incorporated towns of Holly Ridge, Richlands, Swansboro, North Topsail Beach, part of Surf City, and unincorporated Sneads Ferry. Approximately 156,000 acres comprise the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune and more than 43,000 marines and sailors are stationed there. Onslow County Government consists of a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at large for four-year terms. Commissioners are: Chairman Jack Bright, Vice-Chairman Royce Bennett, Commissioner Paul Buchanan, Commissioner Robin Knapp and Commissioner Mark Price. The Clerk to the Board is appointed by the Commissioners and serves at the pleasure of the Board. Ms. Julie S. Wand was appointed in February, 2011. Onslow County Government employs over 1,200 people in the county.

Mission: Onslow County offers the ultimate in outdoor coastal recreation and sports with over 30 miles of beautiful beaches, rivers and ocean teeming with an abundance of marine life, and forests filled with diverse wildlife. The scenic 40 mile long New River is the only large river in the continental United States with headwaters and mouth in the same county. Onslow County also remains an important agricultural force, its rich farmland still yielding bountiful crops. Today the abundance and beauty found in scenic terrain, shoreline, and seascape continue to define Onslow County, attracting industry, tourism, and families to our distinctive community.

Operating as usual

Onslow County Government is currently accepting applications for a Finance Officer. Qualified individuals may apply at: ...
08/11/2020
Job Opportunities | Job Opportunities

Onslow County Government is currently accepting applications for a Finance Officer. Qualified individuals may apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/onslowcountync/jobs/2823696/finance-officer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Onslow County only accepts ONLINE APPLICATIONS. Please use this site to apply for any and all vacant positions with Onslow County Government. Don't see a job of interest listed?  For positions not currently posted, we encourage you to complete a job interest card to be automatically notified wh...

08/08/2020

Onslow County has NOT met the threshold to activate the FEMA contract for debris pick-up in the unincorporated areas of the County. As an alternative, the Onslow County Landfill located at 415 Meadowview Road, Jacksonville will be open the next three Sundays (August 9th, 16th and 23rd) from 8 AM to 5 PM to allow residents to dump YARD WASTE ONLY at NO CHARGE. These special event days are only for yard debris like branches, leaves, and grass. No household trash or construction waste can be brought to the Landfill during the special yard waste event days. Loads containing any household or construction waste brought to the Landfill during the three special yard waste event days will be turned away. The Landfill will operate on regular hours Monday-Saturday. Please bring household and construction waste during that time. Normal fees will apply for yard waste brought outside the special event dates.

ONSLOW COUNTY IS HIRING!!• Childcare Program Assistants• Childcare Program Assistant Director• Childcare Program Directo...
08/07/2020
Job Opportunities | Job Opportunities

ONSLOW COUNTY IS HIRING!!

• Childcare Program Assistants
• Childcare Program Assistant Director
• Childcare Program Director

We are in need of Temporary Full-Time Childcare providers to join our team at the Jacksonville and Holly Ridge locations.
Please apply online at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/onslowcountync

Questions? Please contact Human Resources at (910) 347-7600

Onslow County only accepts ONLINE APPLICATIONS. Please use this site to apply for any and all vacant positions with Onslow County Government. Don't see a job of interest listed?  For positions not currently posted, we encourage you to complete a job interest card to be automatically notified wh...

08/04/2020

The Onslow County Government Center and other County facilities will open at 10 a.m. this morning.

The Onslow County Landfill will open at noon today.

Please use extra caution when traveling the roads and be safe.

08/04/2020

Onslow County “Live” update from the Emergency Operations Center.

Join us at 7 a.m. for a "Live" update from the Onslow County Emergency Services Emergency Operations Center.
08/04/2020

Join us at 7 a.m. for a "Live" update from the Onslow County Emergency Services Emergency Operations Center.

Statewide, we now have 264,613 power outages.  At this time in Onslow County, JOEMC is up to 34,731 power outages and Du...
08/04/2020

Statewide, we now have 264,613 power outages. At this time in Onslow County, JOEMC is up to 34,731 power outages and Duke is reporting 11,790 power outages.

We are continuing to have reports of downed trees, and some additional reports of homes being damaged, including a house in North Topsail Beach that has water pouring through the ceiling. The bypass has just been shut down due to high winds. Surf City had a structure fire that has displaced 30 people (just over the Pender County line).

Please be safe this morning. There are powerlines down and plenty of limbs and debris in the area.

For more information, join us for our 7 a.m. update from Onslow County Emergency Services

08/04/2020
WCTI NewsChannel 12

WCTI NewsChannel 12 came in from the storm to see what’s it’s like in the Onslow County Emergency Services Ops room during a hurricane.

Megan Scarano is live from Onslow EOC. Stay safe during Hurricane Isaias.

US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
08/04/2020

US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC

11:45 PM Hurricane #Isaias made landfall at 1110 pm near Ocean Isle Beach, NC with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and a minimum central pressure of 988 mb or 29.18 in. #NCwx

08/03/2020

Onslow County “Live” from the EOC

Join us for a "LIVE" tonight at 7:00 p.m from the Onslow County Emergency Operations Center! We will be discussing Onslo...
08/03/2020

Join us for a "LIVE" tonight at 7:00 p.m from the Onslow County Emergency Operations Center! We will be discussing Onslow County shelters and updates on Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias!

Onslow County UpdateShelters: We will be opening the following shelters beginning at 6 PM this evening (Monday) and we w...
08/03/2020

Onslow County Update

Shelters:

We will be opening the following shelters beginning at 6 PM this evening (Monday) and we will close the shelters at noon tomorrow (Tuesday):

Swansboro High School
Dixon Middle School
Richlands High School
Jacksonville Commons Middle

Any citizens coming to the shelters should wear a face covering, bring hand sanitizer, their own bedding, items for their children’s care, snacks and any medications. We will be following Red Cross and CDC Guidelines for social distancing at the shelters. All citizens who want to come to the shelters will need to register upon arrival and sign a release form. We will be screening all citizens for COVID-19, and anyone with symptoms will be quarantined away from the general public. Pets will only be permitted at Jacksonville Commons Middle and should be brought in a carrier. Pets will remain with families during COVID-19 sheltering.


County Government Operations:

Any citizens coming to the shelters should wear a face covering, bring hand sanitizer, their own bedding, items for their children’s care, snacks, and any medications. We will be following the Red Cross and CDC Guidelines for social distancing at the shelters. All citizens who want to come to the shelters will need to register upon arrival and sign a release form. We will be screening all citizens for COVID-19, and anyone with symptoms will be quarantined away from the general public. Pets will only be permitted at Jacksonville Commons Middle and should be brought in a carrier. Pets will remain with families during COVID-19 sheltering.ing.

08/03/2020
Onslow County Government

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08/03/2020
Onslow County Live

Have questions? Call our Citizens Phone Bank for answers.
910-989-5027

Join us for a "LIVE" today at 1:00 pm! We will be discussing Onslow County opening shelters and updates on Tropical Stor...
08/03/2020

Join us for a "LIVE" today at 1:00 pm! We will be discussing Onslow County opening shelters and updates on Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias!

Tropical Storm Isaias Briefing. US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
08/02/2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Briefing. US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC

08/01/2020
Onslow County Today August 1, 2020

Welcome back to Onslow County Today, August 1, 2020. Help us celebrate our 20th year anniversary by getting out and exploring YOUR Onslow County today!

**Update••. The phone lines have been repaired. •••The Onslow County Emergency 911 phone lines are having intermittent t...
07/31/2020

**Update••. The phone lines have been repaired. •••
The Onslow County Emergency 911 phone lines are having intermittent technical difficulties. If you call 911 for an emergency and you can not get through, please call 910-455-9119.

07/31/2020
Join Onslow County Emergency Services Director Norm Bryson this morning "Live" on the Onslow County Government Facebook ...
07/31/2020

Join Onslow County Emergency Services Director Norm Bryson this morning "Live" on the Onslow County Government page, at 10 a.m. as he briefs the county on what to expect from the upgraded tropical storm Isaias to a category one hurricane.

Don't forget to join us "LIVE" today with your questions at a new time at 10:00 a.m. on Onslow County Facebook!
07/28/2020

Don't forget to join us "LIVE" today with your questions at a new time at 10:00 a.m. on Onslow County Facebook!

Visit the ready.gov website for details on how to build your emergency preparedness kit.
07/27/2020

Visit the ready.gov website for details on how to build your emergency preparedness kit.

07/27/2020
Onslow County "LIVE"

Join us on July 28th, 10:00 a.m. on Onslow County Government page, for a "LIVE" meeting with Onslow County leaders.

Onslow County Health Department
07/23/2020

Onslow County Health Department

OCHD is ready to get our kiddos up to date on their vaccines! Just in time for school to start! We will have two Back to School Immunization clinics held at the Consolidated Human Services building.

Dates/Times: Saturday, July 25, and Saturday, August 8th, both from 10am-2pm.

More info can be found on the flyer below!

07/20/2020
07/20/2020
Onslow County Board of Commissioners meeting July 20, 2020

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners regularly scheduled meeting will take place Monday, July 20, 2020, 6:00 p.m. at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd. Following strict protocols from Governor Cooper, social distancing is strongly recommended.

A security checkpoint is located at the entrance to the Government Center. Please allow extra time for entry. Limited seating will be available in the Board of Commissioners' chambers. It is also recommended that citizens follow the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) recommendations and wear a face mask while in the government center.

This meeting can also be viewed live at www.onslowcountync.gov/385/Meetings or on our local cable access channel www.G10tv.org

Onslow County Health Department
07/17/2020

Onslow County Health Department

OCHD is ready to get our kiddos up to date on their vaccines! Just in time for school to start! We will have two Back to School Immunization clinics held at the Consolidated Human Services building.

Dates/Times: Saturday, July 25, and Saturday, August 8th, both from 10am-2pm.

More info can be found on the flyer below!

Congressman Greg Murphy, MD met with Onslow County Chairman Jack Bright, Vice-Chairman Paul Buchanan, Commissioner Royce...
07/16/2020

Congressman Greg Murphy, MD met with Onslow County Chairman Jack Bright, Vice-Chairman Paul Buchanan, Commissioner Royce Bennett, Commissioner William Shanahan, and other area leaders at Sturgeon City today in Jacksonville.

While there, Murphy visited with local youth attending the Sturgeon City Summer Camps and learned about their history from Sturgeon City Board members and staff about the direct impact it has made on the New River ecosystem.

Master Gardener Volunteers
07/16/2020

Master Gardener Volunteers

****UPDATE:  The website technical difficulties have been resolved.  Our website can now be accessed with no issues.****...
07/15/2020

****UPDATE: The website technical difficulties have been resolved. Our website can now be accessed with no issues.****

The Onslow County Government website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. If you need to access the website, please use this link www.onslowcountync.gov

Address

234 Northwest Corridor Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC
28540

General information

Onslow County Government social media site serves as a limited public forum and all content is subject to monitoring. User-generated posts will be rejected or removed (if possible) when the content * is off-subject or out of context * contains obscenity or material that appeals to the prurient interest * contains private identifying information or sensitive personal information * contains offensive terms that target protected classes * is threatening, harassing or discriminatory * incites or promotes violence or illegal activities * contains information that reasonably could compromise individual or public safety * advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual * promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(910) 989-3000

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Attracted by the waterways and longleaf pine forests, the first European and English settlers arrived in Onslow County in 1713. Onslow County was formed in 1734 and was named for the Honorable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the British House of Commons. After a lethal 1752 hurricane, the county courthouse was relocated from Town Point to Wantland’s Ferry; this settlement was eventually incorporated in 1842 and named Jacksonville after President Andrew Jackson. Onslow County dramatically changed in the early 1940s with the establishment of the Army’s Camp Davis near Holly Ridge (now closed), and the creation of Camp Lejeune in 1941. Onslow County’s flat, gently rolling terrain covers 767 square miles and is located 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 city constitute the major population centers and growth areas in the county. The county is home to more than 150,000 people and includes the incorporated towns of Holly Ridge, Richlands, Swansboro, North Topsail Beach, part of Surf City, and unincorporated Sneads Ferry. Approximately 156,000 acres comprise the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune and more than 43,000 marines and sailors are stationed there. Onslow County Government consists of a seven-member Board of Commissioners, elected at large for four-year terms. Commissioners are: Chairman Jack Bright, Vice-Chairman Paul Buchanan, Commissioner Royce Bennett, Commissioner Timothy Foster, Commissioner Robin Knapp, Commissioner Mark Price and Commissioner William Shanahan III. The Clerk to the Board is appointed by the Commissioners and serves at the pleasure of the Board. Ms. Julie S. Wand was appointed in February, 2011. Onslow County Government employs over 1,200 people in the county.

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