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How do food inspectors decide a restaurant’s grade? | Jacksonville Daily News How do food inspectors decide a restaurant’s grade?
A restaurant could have a grade of 98 and have roaches, flies, and mice in the building.A presence of insects and rodents only knocks two points off the total grade as determined by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.In reality, it’s not considered as dangerous as food handlers not washing their hands, which is the highest violation and would knock off four points.As an exampl
Jacksonville Daily News | August 17, 2017
Law enforcement on local campuses considered vital | Jacksonville Daily News Law enforcement on local campuses considered vital
A new program will aim to reduce repeat student offenders by as much as 50 percent.A Wednesday morning meeting at Northside High School aimed to give school resource officers and school staff an opportunity to ask questions of District Attorney Ernie Lee, Police Chief Mike Yaniero, Sheriff Hans Miller, Superintendent Rick Stout, and School Board Attorney Alex Erwin.Expected to be up and running "a
Jacksonville Daily News | August 17, 2017
Trump disbands two White House business councils | Jacksonville Daily News Trump disbands two White House business councils
Amid criticism from CEOs for remarks on Charlottesville protest, the president said he would end both panels "rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople" serving on each.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 16, 2017
Commissioners recognize public health department | Jacksonville Progress Commissioners recognize public health department
Several Cherokee County Public Health Department items topped the commissioners court meeting Monday morning at the Cherokee County Courthouse.
Jacksonville Progress | August 16, 2017
Trump orders civil rights  investigation of race-fueled  violence in Charlottesville | Jacksonville Progress Trump orders civil rights investigation of race-fueled violence in Charlottesville
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump said Monday the Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend that resulted in the death of one person and the injury of 20…
Jacksonville Progress | August 16, 2017
2 die in area wreck | Jacksonville Progress 2 die in area wreck
Police responded to a two vehicle fatal crash about 4:30 p.m. Sunday on FM-2868 just east of Highway 155 S. in Smith County. The preliminary report indicated that a 2016 Mustang driven by 23-year-old Emily Bauman, of Flint, was traveling…
Jacksonville Progress | August 16, 2017
Animal ordinance stresses registration of pets inside city | Jacksonville Progress Animal ordinance stresses registration of pets inside city
While a new animal control ordinance adopted Tuesday replaces an old one, Jacksonville Animal Control Office coordinator Sgt. Tonya Harris said in reality, it reflects few major changes.
Jacksonville Progress | August 16, 2017
Nichols, Clardy advocate  for Rusk State Hospital | Jacksonville Progress Nichols, Clardy advocate for Rusk State Hospital
AUSTIN — This past week, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Representative Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) spoke to Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) leaders to advocate for funding for new construction for Rusk State Hospital. Local leaders from Rusk also spoke…
Jacksonville Progress | August 16, 2017
1 dead in overnight Cherokee County crash | Jacksonville Progress 1 dead in overnight Cherokee County crash
Just after 10 p.m. Monday, DPS troopers responded to a one vehicle crash on FM 747 in Cherokee County, southwest of the city of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Progress | August 16, 2017
Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels | Jacksonville Daily News Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels
With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished their White House business councils on Wednesday — the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 16, 2017
Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned | Jacksonville Daily News Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 16, 2017
Rep. Walter Jones talks healthcare, military deployment | Jacksonville Daily News Rep. Walter Jones talks healthcare, military deployment
North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones (R-Dist.3) addressed a number of controversial topics, including health care and military spending, during an appearance at Pollocksville Town Hall Wednesday evening.The event, which was billed as a “national issues discussion,” included remarks from Jones followed by a question-and-answer session with audience members, which included Jones County res
Jacksonville Daily News | August 16, 2017
Mourners at service honor woman killed at Virginia rally | Jacksonville Daily News Mourners at service honor woman killed at Virginia rally
The grandfather and father of the woman killed in Virginia when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally were among the first speakers at her memorial service on Wednesday.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 16, 2017
County officials plan to uphold the law concerning Confederate monuments | Jacksonville Daily News County officials plan to uphold the law concerning Confederate monuments
Reminders of America’s Civil War are prevalent throughout eastern North Carolina with monuments erected at entrances to courthouses and Confederate battlefield flags placed at headstones in cemeteries.Many of these memorials could disappear if N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper is successful in his plan to remove or relocate monuments from state property.'That's the Devil out there'Richlands native Cynth
Jacksonville Daily News | August 16, 2017
2 jailed after drugs, guns found at Lake Palestine residence | Jacksonville Progress 2 jailed after drugs, guns found at Lake Palestine residence
About 6:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, the Cherokee County Narcotics Division with the assistance of the Cherokee County SWAT team and
Jacksonville Progress | August 15, 2017
New school among the additions to Onslow County Schools | Jacksonville Daily News New school among the additions to Onslow County Schools
The new Dixon Middle School is among the new additions as Onslow County Schools begins 2017-2018 school year.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
Felon faces additional cyberstalking charges | Jacksonville Daily News Felon faces additional cyberstalking charges
A convicted felon on probation for placing 15 false bomb reports to area schools and businesses in 2014 was arrested this week by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office for cyberstalking.Gerald Dewayne Jackson, 21, of Burgaw Hwy. was charged on Aug. 14 with one count of cyberstalking, a misdemeanor.Jackson’s arrest warrant served Monday evening states he “unlawfully and willfully
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides | Jacksonville Daily News More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides
atmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
Onslow County home to NC Teacher of the Year | Jacksonville Daily News Onslow County home to NC Teacher of the Year
Dixon Elementary teacher Lisa Godwin began NC Teacher of the Year duties on July 1
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
Schools plan to ease student transitions | Jacksonville Daily News Schools plan to ease student transitions
Becoming uprooted and moving to a new community is challenging enough for school-aged children. Some take it in stride and welcome the fresh start. For others, integrating into a new school environment can cause fear, trepidation and angst in the minds of transition students.Onslow County Schools has programs and counselors in place to handle the challenge and alleviate the anxiety of making the a
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
OCS: Everything is for students' intellectual growth | Jacksonville Daily News OCS: Everything is for students' intellectual growth
“Everything we do is to aid students in their intellectual growth.”Suzie Ulbrich, the public information officer for Onslow County Schools, spoke highly of the services the school system provides for students, including AVID.AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, creates a mindset for students, Ulbrich said, a mindset that college is accessible.A student coming from a fam
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
Area youth collects school supplies at birthday party | Jacksonville Daily News Area youth collects school supplies at birthday party
For Ben Ingrams’ 7th birthday the Ingram’ family thought he’d be over the moon with the idea of a massive water slide party. For most boys, that plus tons of presents would be more than enough.But when Ben decided his birthday wish wouldn’t be fulfilled unless everyone who came donated school supplies for his school, Northwoods Elementary, instead of giving him gifts, h
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
Dedication held for new Dixon Middle School | Jacksonville Daily News Dedication held for new Dixon Middle School
A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Dixon Middle School located in Sneads Ferry
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis | Jacksonville Daily News Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis
North Korea's military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
8 things to keep you and your home safe from criminals | Jacksonville Daily News 8 things to keep you and your home safe from criminals
Chances of being a victim of a property crime in Onslow County is 1 in 39.There are about 1,706 property crimes in Jacksonville every year and about 33 robberies, according to NeighborhoodScout.com.Of those property crimes, 287 were reported as burglaries, 1,368 were reported as thefts and 51 were reported at motor vehicle thefts.With these statistics in mind, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller exp
Jacksonville Daily News | August 15, 2017
Man accused of car-ramming in Charlottesville remains jailed | Jacksonville Daily News Man accused of car-ramming in Charlottesville remains jailed
An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail - at least until he has an attorney.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown | Jacksonville Daily News Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown
Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America's multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as 'thugs' | Jacksonville Daily News Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as 'thugs'
President Donald Trump is facing pressure from both sides of the aisle for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists and hate groups involved in deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
Community bids farewell to fallen MARSOC Raider | Jacksonville Daily News Community bids farewell to fallen MARSOC Raider
Mourners lined area roadways Monday morning in Jacksonville to pay tribute to Sgt. Joseph Murray who perished along with 15 other servicemen the KC-130T aircraft on which they were riding crashed in LeFlore County, Miss., on July 10.Murray’s remains left Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville at 9 a.m. Monday escorted by a contingent from the North Carolina Patriot Guard Riders who planned to a
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
Suspects arrested in Hubert break-in case | Jacksonville Daily News Suspects arrested in Hubert break-in case
A second suspect has been arrested in a break-in incident where $16,500 of equipment was stolen, according to officials.On Aug. 7, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a business had been broken into on Harbor Drive in Midway Park.Patrol deputies responded and the video surveillance form the security camera was collected.“Some of the victims had surveillance syst
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready | Jacksonville Daily News Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready
The top U.S. military officer said Monday that the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities in case of provocation.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother | Jacksonville Daily News Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother
The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
New life for Medicaid after GOP's health care debacle | Jacksonville Daily News New life for Medicaid after GOP's health care debacle
It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a "third rail" program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to have gotten stronger after the Republican failure to pass health care legislation.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 14, 2017
Jacksonville brings in more than $29 million | Jacksonville Daily News Jacksonville brings in more than $29 million
A big chunk of the Jacksonville City Council workshop on Tuesday was dedicated to updates about the city’s Tourism Development Authority.Jacksonville’s TDA receives quarterly money from the city’s occupancy tax. While the city charges six percent occupancy tax, three of it goes to Onslow County and the other half goes to Jacksonville.Here are four things you need to know about
Jacksonville Daily News | August 13, 2017
Marines and dependants get specialized education paths | Jacksonville Daily News Marines and dependants get specialized education paths
CAMP LEJEUNE — It was from seeds sowed after World War ll when a southeastern North Carolina institute of higher learning opened its doors and welcomed returning GIs to its campus to matriculate, intellectually grow and transition into civilian life.Today, the University of North Carolina Wilmington continues that commitment started in 1947 with satellite classrooms aboard Marine Corps Base
Jacksonville Daily News | August 13, 2017
One of a kind | Jacksonville Daily News One of a kind
By DREW BROOKS GateHouse MediaFORT BRAGG — Whatever fear 1st Lt. Bennis M. Blue may have had when she joined the 82nd Airborne Division was quickly set aside shortly after she arrived to her unit in 1978.Blue was the first female paratrooper to be assigned to the 82nd Airborne. And the prospect of joining the all-male All Americans was a daunting one for the young officer.That is, until the
Jacksonville Daily News | August 13, 2017
Phifer named director of TMCA | Jacksonville Progress Phifer named director of TMCA
Municipal Court Judge Forrest K. Phifer, who serves the cities of Alto, Cuney, Rusk and Wells, has been appointed a director of the Texas Municipal Court Association.
Jacksonville Progress | August 13, 2017
Influential Indians recognized | Jacksonville Progress Influential Indians recognized
The Jacksonville Education Foundation recognized 18 new “Influential Indians” during its Aug. 10 “Evening with Our Stars” fundraiser benefitting the Jacksovnille Education Foundation.
Jacksonville Progress | August 13, 2017
Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 arrest | Jacksonville Daily News Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 arrest
A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white supremacist rally in downtown Charlottesville Saturday afternoon, ratcheting up the tension in an increasingly chaotic confrontation in this usually quiet college town.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 12, 2017
Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests, chopper crashOfficials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths | Jacksonville Daily News Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests, chopper crashOfficials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths
A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting at least two dozen more and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.
Jacksonville Daily News | August 12, 2017