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Find locally inspired restaurants and shops, things to do, as well as featured attractions, events and more throughout Onslow County.  From the rural coastal plains community of Richlands to Jacksonville, as well as the coastal towns of Swansboro and Sneads Ferry, and beautiful North Topsail Beach, there is something unique to see, experience and do, #OnlyinOnslow.

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The Place Where Beauty and Pride Come Together

Located at the central coast of North Carolina, family fun adventures await in Onslow’s Great Outdoors. Our coastal location makes being out on the water nearly a year-round opportunity with a variety of adventures on tap. As home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, our area is steeped in military tradition and history that inspires our visitors to experience a unique and palpable sense of heartfelt patriotism that is all their own. From our rural coastal plains region, all the way out to North Topsail Beach, Sneads Ferry, and the quaint historic waterfront town of Swansboro, unforgettable family memories are made in Onslow.

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Kitty & Eva, Owners of Bamboo Asian House

Surely, Kitty and Eva are as busy as two co-owners can be at the beginning of lunchtime, in a town where their Asian menu has a strong word-of-mouth following, which brings along with it, repeat customers happy to eat at Bamboo several times a week. Sunny and with a relaxed demeanor, the two ladies work while they talk, but aren’t too busy to hug a longtime customer.

“All we do is from our hearts,” Kitty says, smiling. “We don’t just have a business, and it’s not just customers, we make friends.”

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Discover sea treasures and locally made products at @the_turtlefactoryand_more in Sneads Ferry, and be sure to say hello to Sea Squirt, the resident sea turtle! #onlyinonslow ...

9/11 Memorial Beam at Lejeune Memorial Garden in Jacksonville, NC. This World Trade Center beam was the first one out of New York City and the only one delivered to a Marine Base on the back of a New York City fire engine. From the leather helmets of the fire service to the Leathernecks of the Marine Corps, it reflects the appreciation of the fire service for the Marines being the first into Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. ...

We hope you are enjoying this Labor Day weekend with some relaxation and time spent with friends and family. #OnlyinOnslow #OnslowOutdoors ...

Celebrating #NationalDogDay is fun! Did you know that you can take your dog out on North Topsail Beach and Bear Island, as long as you have a leash? Snap, tag and post a photo of your pupper! We'd love to see! @onlyinonslow #OnlyinOnslow #NTB #BearIsland 🐾 ...