Bicycle registration to help prevent loss is voluntary within the city limits and is available from the Jacksonville Police Department on Marine Boulevard 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 455-1472.
The Onslow County Library is located on Doris Avenue East and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 455-7350 for information. The library’s community information line is 455-7353.
The Jacksonville Daily News, on Bell Fork Road, is published mornings, seven days a week. Home delivery is available and the office is open 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Call 353-1171.
The Wilmington Morning Star is published each morning, including Sunday.
The Raleigh News and Observer can be reached at 800-365-6115.
North Carolina driver’s licenses can be obtained at the Highway Patrol Station on U.S. 17 South. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Call 347-3613.
VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES
North Carolina vehicle license plates and titles are available from the agency’s office, 901 Hargett St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Call 347-1000 for more information. It is important to note the office services a large number of patrons from across Onslow County. Military paydays and the last week of each month are the busiest — avoid long lines by avoiding these times.
JACKSONVILLE CITY HALL
The City Hall is at 815 New Bridge St. All city offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Call 938-5200.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Founded in 1944 on the philosophy of providing service to both people and businesses in the community, the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce has grown and adapted with the city. The chamber’s vision is to be recognized as a model in building collaborative partnerships that encourage business growth and sustainable community development.
The chamber’s mission is to be the voice of business in collaborative partnerships that work to build and enhance a healthy business climate and vibrant quality of life. Various committees meet different needs and these committees comprised of chamber members have formed the cornerstone of the chamber’s success. The chamber committees include:
- Ambassadors Club.
- Business Expo.
- Education Committee.
- Education Golf Tournament.
- Government Affairs.
- Government Steering Committee.
- Small Business Council.
- Holiday Parade.
- Leadership Advisory.
- Leadership Association.
- Military Affairs.
- Military Affairs Steering Committee.
- Spelling Bee.
For more information, contact:
Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce
1099 Gum Branch Road
Jacksonville, NC 28541
Jacksonville has an extensive recreation and park system. Recreation programs include athletics for youth and adults, as well as camping, classes, fun activities and programs for seniors and special populations. Many programs are open to noncity residents and many can be found online at www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us or by calling 938-5312.
Anyone can ride Jacksonville Transit. Routes run across the city and include Camp Johnson, Courthouse Bay, French Creek and the New River Air Station. If you need a ride or more information, call 938-RIDE (7433).
K-12 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Onslow County Schools | 455-2211
Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools | 451-2461
USMC K-12 School Liaison | 449-9915
Students must turn 5 years old by Aug. 31 to enroll in Onslow County Schools, or Sept. 1 to attend Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools. Families must live on base to be eligible for attendance in base schools. Some students may qualify to attend while the family awaits quarters. Students who were already attending an accredited public kindergarten in another state may enroll in either system regardless of birthdate.
ONSLOW COUNTY MUSEUM
Located at Hargett and Wilmington streets in nearby Richlands, the Onslow County Museum offers exhibits of general nature to include fine art. The exhibits change every two months and there is no admission charge. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday through Saturday. Call 324-5008 for information.
Information about Boy Scouts is available by calling 451-2276 or 450-0079. Information about Girl Scouts is available by calling the Onslow County Girl Scout representative at 265-9086. Or call the Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina at 800-558-9297.
The Social Security Office is at 2836 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, North Carolina. However, a representative of the office visits the Onslow County Council on Aging every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 346-5816, 252-637-1703 or 800-772-1213.
The Onslow County Social Services Office, 1915 Onslow Drive, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For information, call 455-4145. For information about Medicaid, Aid to Families with Children or food stamps, call 455-1603.