• Onslow County Schools hosted the 2023 BASES reception on Friday, October 6, and it was certainly a day of celebration!  

    BASES – Businesses Assisting Schools in Educating Students – is a program designed to join businesses, community organizations and schools together as a cohesive network in the education of children. The idea of BASES was conceived in 1991 and has since recognized the strong relationships between OCS and the community through a three-level award program, which encourages businesses, volunteers, nonprofit agencies and civic organizations to increase donations, in-kind gifts and volunteer hours in support of our students.   

    During the 2022-2023 school year, OCS BASES coordinators reported more than $385,000 in donations and 2,400 hours of volunteer service given across the district from hundreds of community partners. This year, OCS was proud to give awards to 143 businesses and organizations from Onslow County and beyond.   

    Each year, OCS chooses one business or organization who has gone above and beyond in helping our schools to receive a special honor. The selected organization’s name is added to the “BASES Wall of Fame” in the front hallway of the OCS Central Services office. This year, we are proud to induct MENAC, Inc. into the BASES Wall of Fame.   

    MENAC, Inc. is a mentoring organization committed to the mental growth, education expansion, and societal awareness of youth and young adults in underdeveloped neighborhoods and communities. As a 501(c)(3) Christian Veteran-founded and operated nonprofit, this organization works within our community for the creation of a safe and supportive environment which ensures that every child, teenager, and young adult they serve receives the personalized attention and guidance they need to thrive.  

    This outstanding organization has been widely recognized for their work with the Onslow County Learning Center, but they have also been building relationships with Bell Fork Elementary, Dixon Middle, and Northside High. In the wake of last year’s tragic incident at Northside, the volunteers and mentors from MENAC have worked closely with the administration, staff and students at the school as we have all moved forward on the path of healing.  

    Educating children is built on relationships. Every day, your school system works to create and cultivate positive relationships within the community. Schools work to build relationships with parents; in the classrooms, teachers develop relationships with their students; administrators work with their staff members; and district staff impact all levels of the educational system.   

    Education also takes the business community and service organizations making a commitment to these relationships, and we are honored to take this opportunity to thank all those who make excellence in education possible in Onslow County!  

    You can read more about BASES here: OCS BASES Program Information. 

  • Thank you to the following businesses and organizations who received a 2023 BASES Award.

    We appreciate all you do!

    Major League

    A Marine and Spouse Transportation

    A&T Hair World Barber Shop

    Agave Azul


    Anchor Real Estate

    Baysden Chapel PFWB Church

    Big Lots

    Butler Cleaning & Home Repairs

    Carolina Elite Wrestling Club

    Catalyst Church

    CiCi's Pizza

    CRUSH Nutrition

    Darel's Bakery and Sweets

    Devoted Nutrition

    East Carolina Mechanical

    Emmanuel FWB Church

    First Christian Church

    Food Lion - Branchwood

    Gypsy Rose Tattoo

    Hair I Am Barber Shop

    Heads Up Barber Academics Co.

    Hollywood's Pawn and Jewelry

    Jersey Mike's

    Knights of Columbus Council 7024


    Logan's Roadhouse

    Lowes Foods

    Marshall Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

    Martin Marietta

    Maxwell Christian Scholarship Fund

    McDonald's of Sneads Ferry

    Midway Methodist Church

    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center


    Naked Panda Designs

    Natasha Antinori Realty

    North State Mechanical

    NutriMax Performance Nutrition

    Old Chicago

    Parker Dental

    Pier 24 Realty

    Rack Room Shoes

    Reading for Education

    Richlands Police Department

    Richlands Rotary Club

    Rita's Italian Ice

    Rotary Club of Jacksonville

    Sanders Ford

    Simply Judi's

    Slyman Bros Appliances

    Smithfield Hog Production Division

    SNCO Spouses Club

    St. Julia AME Zion Church

    Strawbridge Studios

    Swansboro Police Department

    Terri Alphin Smith & Co.

    The Spot Nutrition

    Tidewater Energy

    Union Chapel AME Zion Church

    Veterans United Home Loans

    VFW Post 9133

    Walmart Neighborhood Market - Jacksonville

    Warehouse Sports Performance

    Watkins Floor Covering

    Woodmen of the World


    All Star

    Carolina Clean Care

    El Cerro Tacos

    Golden Corral

    Hungry Howie's #00627

    Hungry Howie's #00632

    Kids Under the Radar

    Omega Lodge #292

    Overland Contracting

    Parkway Subaru


    State Employees Credit Union

    Swansboro Rotary Club


    Hall of Fame

    Albert J. Ellis Airport

    Backpack Friends

    Bethlehem Baptist Church

    Brookwood Baptist Church

    Childcare Network - Sneads Ferry

    City of Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services

    City of Jacksonville Government

    City of Jacksonville Police Department

    City of Jacksonville Recreation and Parks

    Coastal Carolina Community College

    Coastal Enterprises of Jacksonville, Inc.

    Coffee Haven


    DJ Tiny Tim Entertainment

    Folkstone Original Freewill Baptist

    Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

    Hem of His Garment

    Huffman Farms

    Hwy 55 of Sneads Ferry

    Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce

    Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corporation

    Kiwanis of Topsail Island Area

    Kotton Culture

    Mandarin Asian Bistro

    MCAS Cherry Point

    MCAS New River

    MENAC, Inc.

    Napoli's Pizzeria

    Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune

    Northwoods United Methodist Church

    Onslow Community Outreach

    Onslow County Courthouse

    Onslow County District Attorney's Office

    Onslow County Emergency Services

    Onslow County Farm Bureau

    Onslow County Government

    Onslow County Health Department

    Onslow County Home Builders Association

    Onslow County Museum

    Onslow County Parks and Recreation

    Onslow County Public Library

    Onslow County Sheriff's Office

    Onslow Memorial Hospital

    Piggly Wiggly of Richlands

    Richlands Recreational Football Association

    Rock Creek Golf & Country Club

    Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church

    Sneads Ferry Rotary Club

    Southwest Creek Farm

    Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc.

    Sturgeon City

    Swansboro Health & Fitness

    Swansboro United Methodist Church

    Texas Roadhouse

    The Daily News

    The Fuzzy Peach

    United Way of Onslow County

    USMC Camp Johnson

    USMC Camp Lejeune

    Walmart - Marine Blvd.

    Walmart - Yopp Rd.

    Walmart of Swansboro

    WCTI Channel 12

    Welcome Home Real Estate

    WITN Channel 7

    WNCT Channel 9