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An osprey clutches some nest-building material on its flight back to its perch. The bird of prey was photographed as it was setting up a nest near the banks of the White Oak River in Stella. (Pete Rulon photo)

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Raising the home at 220 S. Water Street is required as part of the restoration work currently underway on this Historic District property. Town commissioners have approved a plan to apply for a grant to update the Swansboro Historic District. For the complete story, purchase a copy of the Ma…

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The Onslow County District Attorney’s office is looking into the distribution of a newspaper associated with the Ku Klux Klan in neighborhoods around Swansboro, according to Col. Chris Thomas of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office. However, it appears little can be done to stop the distribution.

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Hammocks Beach State Park staff conducted a controlled burn on 115 acres at the park in early March. Included in the burn was the section between FFA Road and 4H Camp Road. This is the third burn on this section of woodland, with the last burn taking place in 2019. The main purposes of the b…

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Urged by town commissioners to quicken the pace of work on codifying goals in the town’s land-use plan, the Swansboro Planning Board has stepped up its game. As a result, town commissioners will soon have the chance to consider approving an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance, cra…