Moving to Jacksonville NC? Information for Newcomers

Jacksonville is among North Carolina’s fastest growing cities and has become a retail hub, but it’s perhaps better known as the home of Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps facility called “The World’s Most Complete Amphibious Training Base.”

Named an All-America City in 1992 and the seat of Onslow County, Jacksonville is the place to find county administrative offices and courts. The city’s annual budget is more than $305 million and it employs more than 485 full and part-time workers. Additional information is available on the city’s Web site

Polling precincts and sites: Brynn Marr precinct, Fire Station 3; East Northwoods precinct, Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center; Jacksonville precinct, City Hall; New River precinct, Jack Amyette Recreation Center; and West Northwoods precinct, Northwoods Park Middle School.

Jacksonville and Onslow County Community Report

Click Here for Up-to-date Report on the Communities of Onslow County, its Schools, Retail Stores, Medical Facilities, Churches, and the Real Estate Market Trends of each community.

New Homes, New Neighborhoods, New Subdivisions Going Up in Jacksonville NC Area


Elementary schools: Bell Fork, Blue Creek, Carolina Forest, Clyde Erwin, Hunters Creek, Jacksonville Commons, Morton, Northwoods, Parkwood, Southwest, Summersill and Thompson;

Middle schools: Hunters Creek, Jacksonville Commons, New Bridge and Northwoods Park;

High schools: Jacksonville, White Oak, Southwest and Northside.

Compare schools at School Digger website.

Garbage collection and recycling: Municipal service. Residential solid waste and recycling disposal fee is $5.07 per month, which is added to utility bills; roll-out carts and recycling bins are provided for once a week collection at the curb. Commercial charges range from $24.25 to $119.25 a month. Yard wastes are picked up on Wednesday; recyclables weekly. Yard debris is accepted in paper bags, boxes, and/ or garbage cans only. White goods must be called in to the sanitation division at 910-938- 5338. To start service in Jacksonville, call 910- 938-5338.

Water: Municipal service. Basic residential water rate is 17 cents per 100 gallons, with a minimum charge of $8.48 per month. There are incremental charges based on per gallon use after 2,000 gallons. Residential hookup is $10 plus $100 deposit or a letter of credit (Some deposits may be higher based on meter size). New tap-on fees depend on meter size for commercial and fixture counts for residential. For service or assistance, call 910-938-5248; service emergencies on nights, weekends or holidays: 910-938- 5234.

Sewer: Municipal service. Basic residential sewer rate: .27 cents per 100 gallons. Residential hookup fee is included in water hookup fee. For service or assistance, call 910-938-5248. Service emergencies on nights, weekends or holidays: 910-938-5234.

Utilities: Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corp., 910- 353-1940 or Progress Energy, (800) 452-2777.

Telephone service: Embarq, 910-347- 9011.

City Hall: 815 New Bridge Street Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; telephone 910-938-5200.

City manager is Jeff Hudson; interim finance director, Gayle Maides; information technology services, Earl Bunting; recreation and parks director, Mike Carter; and city clerk, Carmen Miracle.The Public Services director is Grant Sparks.

Government: City government is council-manager. The city council consists of a mayor, two at-large council members and four council members representing city wards. Council members are elected for two-year terms. Council meetings are usually held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month following the first Monday.

Mayor's Office - 910-938-5224.

City Council: (subject to change) Horace Mann (At-Large) is liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission; Sammy Phillips (At-large), Fire Safety Advisory Board, Onslow Civic Affairs Committee, and Recycling Board; Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Bittner (Ward 2), Water and Sewer Advisory Board; Turner Blount (Ward 1), Community Development Advisory Committee and Beautification and Appearance Commission; Fannie K. Coleman (Ward 4), the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities and Trails and Greenways Commission; and Michael Lazzara (Ward 3), Planning Board.

Police: Jacksonville Police Department - 910-455-1472; emergencies, 911 or 910-455-4000.

Fire: Jacksonville Fire Department - 910-455-8080; emergencies, 911.

Rescue: Jacksonville Rescue Squad - 910-455-8997; emergencies, 911.

Medical facilities:

Onslow Memorial Hospital, 317 Western Blvd., 910-577-2345;

Onslow County Health Department, 612 College St., 910-347-2154;

Henderson Family Medicine Clinic, Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, 910-347-5103.

Library: Onslow County Public Library, 58 E. Doris Ave., 910-455-7350.

Post office: Main post office, 719 New Bridge St., 910-346- 4135. Also several express stations and branches.

ABC stores: 2500 Onslow Drive, 910-347-1027; 234 Wilmington Highway, 910-346-3026; 115 Workshop Lane, 910-455-8121.

Annual events: Beirut Memorial ceremony in October, Holiday Parade in November, Taste of the Town in the spring, National Night Out in August.

Attractions: Beirut Memorial near Camp Johnson on Lejeune Boulevard; Aviation Memorial at the New River Air Station; Freedom Fountain, near Onslow County Sheriff’s Department, Court Street, Peletier House is among the county’s oldest structures.

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