Local Resources and Services
There are several full-service banks in
Bank of America
Onslow Drive………………… 910-355-4238
First Citizens Bank
Western Boulevard…………. 910-346-7300
Marine Federal Credit Union
Western Boulevard…………. 910-577-7333
Navy Federal Credit Union
Western Boulevard…………. 910-346-5399
Henderson Drive……………. 910-346-5010
The Onslow County Library
The Onslow County Library is on Doris Avenue East and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 910-455-7350.
The Daily News, located on Bell Fork Road, is published mornings, seven days a week. Home delivery is available. Call 910-577-7323.
The Wilmington Star-News is published each morning, including Sunday. For home delivery, call 800-222-2385 and ask for the circulation department.
The News and Observer can be reached at 800-522-4205.
North Carolina driver’s licenses may be obtained at the Department of Motor Vehicles office on U.S. Route 17 South. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For information, call 910-347-3613.
Garbage and Trash Pickup
Within Jacksonville city limits, garbage, recycling and yard waste is collect weekly. Call the sanitation division for pickup schedules at 910-938-5338.
Hammock’s Beach State Park
Approximately 12 miles northeast of Camp Lejeune, between Jacksonville and Swansboro, sits Hammock’s Beach State Park, nestled along the Atlantic Ocean on Bear Island.
Recently identified as one of the top beaches nationwide by a research group, Hammock’s Beach looks the same as it has for hundreds of years. Lack of commercial development has helped the state park maintain its pristine setting. Access is available only by ferry, which keeps regular hours during the spring and summer months.
The Onslow Memorial Hospital is on Western Boulevard across from Jacksonville Mall. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to
8 p.m. seven days a week. For information, call 910-577-2345.
Jacksonville City Hall
The city hall is located at 815 New Bridge St. Call 910-938-5200.
The Jacksonville Fire Department has five fire stations. Onslow County has 20 volunteer fire departments and several community emergency response teams. To report a fire anywhere in Onslow County, call 911. For information, call 910-455-8080.
Chamber of Commerce
Founded during 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. For more information, visit www.jacksonvilleonline.org or call 910-347-3141.
North Carolina vehicle license plates and titles are available from the DMV’s office, at 901 Hargett St. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 910-347-1000 for more information. It is important to note that the office services a large number of patrons from all across Onslow County. Military pay days and the last week of each month are the busiest, and people can avoid long lines by avoiding these times.
Onslow County Museum
Located at 301 S. Wilmington St. in nearby Richlands, the Onslow County Museum offers varying exhibits. The museum’s outdoor classroom, the Richard Tellekamp Fossil Find, lets visitors fossil hunt and learn about the creatures that once inhabited the Coastal Plain. Exhibits can be viewed 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children, students and seniors.
Onslow County Sheriff’s Department
The sheriff’s office is at 717 Court St. Its emergency number is 911. Call the administration office at 910-455-3113 for more information.
Progress Energy Carolinas
Arrangements for electric service can be made by calling 800-452-2777. A minor deposit may be needed.
The Onslow County Social Services Office, at 1915 Onslow Drive, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 910-455-4145. For details concerning Medicaid, aid for child care and other aid programs, call or visit www.onslowcountync.gov/DSS.
State Highway Patrol and Jacksonville Police Department
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol main office number is 919-733-7952. The Jacksonville Police Department’s headquarters are at 206 Marine Blvd. For emergencies, dial 911. For nonemergency matters, dial 910-455-4000.
USO of North Carolina
The USO of North Carolina, Jacksonville Center, is at 9 Tallman St. Serving the Marines and Sailors of Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River since April 1942, it is the oldest continuously operating USO in the world. It has been devoted to enhancing the quality of life for U.S. armed forces personnel and their families, and creating a cooperative relationship between the military community and the supporting civilian community.
The Jacksonville USO is a recreational facility equipped with regulation-size pool tables, pingpong tables, a TV lounge and a children’s area. A full-service snack bar makes the best milkshakes in town to complement great chili cheese fries. There is also large auditorium — perfect to hold unit functions and activities. During the winter holiday months, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas, the USO serves a free holiday feast. Their outreach programs range from a free food pantry to deployment care packages and rack packs for returning warriors.
The center hours are 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
In 2004, the USO of North Carolina opened its first satellite center at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Located on the third floor of Terminal 2, the center offers Southern hospitality with overstuffed recliners to relax in while watching the large-screen TV, a children’s area, a cybercafe with free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette with free snacks and beverages. The center is open 24/7.