Amber Roberts

POSTED: 12:20 PM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 4:42 PM May 26 2014

Amber Roberts joined the news team as a reporter in October 2013. She's a North Carolina native, born and raised in Charlotte. She's excited to move to the eastern side of the state and looks forward to experiencing all it has to offer.

Amber received her master of science degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University. She also holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her journalism experiences include serving as a Washington, D.C.bureau reporter for Fayetteville, Ark., station KNWA. In this position, Amber had the opportunity to interview congressional representatives and localize national stories for the Northwest Arkansas region.

Amber also interned at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR) and CNY Central (WSTM) in Syracuse, N.Y., where she produced newscasts.

If you would like to suggest story ideas to Amber, feel free to send her an email. She'd love to hear from you.



Jessica's Most Recent Stories

Local American Red Cross Volunteer remembers Hurricane Katrina

An Onslow County American Red Cross volunteer remembers what it was like to deploy to the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina.

Commissioners, county leaders discuss housing market trends

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners is evaluating housing trends in the county.

Local law enforcement use license plate readers

Jacksonville Police use automatic license plate readers, this technology is similar to that used in the capture of WDBJ shooting suspect, Vester Flanagan.

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SECU in Jacksonville shredding documents for public on Friday

If you have personal documents that need to be shredded, you can take them to the State Employee's Credit Union in Jacksonville on Friday. SECU is holding its annual shred day at its branch off Wilmington Highway in Jacksonville.

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Onslow County Schools Superintendent reflects on first day of school

Onslow County Schools Superintendent Rick Stout welcomed students, teachers and staff back on Monday. Stout said he started his day at 6 on Monday morning and even joined some students riding the bus to school.

Marine veteran camps out for hunger

A Marine veteran is camping out to fight hunger in the area.

New Richlands Elementary School to be built

The Onslow County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to build a new Richlands Elementary School.

Montford Point Marines Day commences at Camp Johnson

The Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools conducted a ceremony in honor of Montford Point Marines Day Thursday aboard Camp Johnson.

Fire marshal, sheriff investigate arson at recycling yard

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office and the fire marshal are investigating an arson at Foss Recycling.

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Officials looking into arson of vehicles in Jacksonville

An arson investigation is underway right now after a string of vehicles were set on fire. It happened at Foss' Recycling on Drummer Kellum Road in Jacksonville.

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Last day for old terminal at Onslow County airport

The new terminal at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Richlands will officially open Wednesday. That means Tuesday was the last day for the airport's current terminal, which first opened in 1971. The old terminal will eventually be torn down to make more space for parking and other airport buildings.

Lawsuit: Jacksonville Police Department enforced unconstitutional policies

A federal lawsuit says Jacksonville and its police department enforced unconstitutional policies in the separate arrests of a black man and pregnant white woman who didn't have identification.

City discusses purchase of old marina

The city of Jacksonville is looking to buy an old marina downtown. City council members will discuss the purchase during a closed meeting this week.

Three injured in early morning Kinston shooting

Kinston Police said three people where injured during a shooting early Sunday morning.

Mother and child hit by car, driver in custody

A Pitt County man is still behind bars after he allegedly hit two pedestrians with his car on Smith Street in Bethel Friday night. Authorities said the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

Officials identify Marine found unresponsive aboard Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune officials identify a Marine pronounced dead at Camp Lejeune Friday as Lance Corporal Ricardo A. Rodriguez, Jr.

Veterans, active duty military enjoy fun day in the park

An Onslow County organization gave veterans and active duty military members in our area a chance to spend some time with their families this weekend.

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Organization looking for veterans for deep-sea fishing trip

A veterans' organization is looking for veterans to go on a deep-sea fishing trip this fall.

Town manager warns vacationers, property owners after second deck collapse

A second deck collapse in Emerald Isle has town leaders encouraging vacationers and property owners to check their decks.

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Investigation continues in second deck collapse in Emerald Isle

An investigation continues after a second deck collapsed on Ocean Drive in Emerald Isle on Monday night. NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert brings us the latest.

Struggles still remain one week after cellphone ban

An administrative order has banned cellphones from district courthouses in four counties.

One dead in shooting in Wayne County

Goldsboro Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man and killed another in Goldsboro.

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New terminal at Albert J. Ellis Airport ready for opening

The new terminal at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Onslow County will be open soon. It took two years to build the 67,000 square foot terminal, which as space for three airlines. NewsChannel 12’s Jessica Albert brings us more on the opening ceremony held on Friday.

Duplin County Animal Services holds animal cruelty class

Duplin County Animal Services held an advanced animal cruelty investigations class this week.

'Fighting Fourth' holds deactivation ceremony

The Fourth Marine Division Association -- also known as the "Fighting Fourth" -- held its final muster at Camp Lejeune this week.

Water contamination activist reacts to VA announcement

On Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced veterans affected by contaminated water aboard Camp Lejeune will receive presumptive benefits.

Man arrested for multiple break-ins of cars in Onslow County

A Jacksonville man is behind bars, accused of breaking into several cars in an Onslow County neighborhood.

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'The Fighting Four' at Camp Lejeune going out in style

The Fourth Marine Division, also known as The Fighting Four, is holding a number of events this week aboard Camp Lejeune for its final muster. The division, which began in 1943, is being deactivated because not many members are left.

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Onslow County sheriff warning property owners about thefts

The Onslow County Sheriff's office is issuing a warning to property owners about locking their vehicles and preventing theft overnight. Deputies recently arrested three people in connection with a series of car break-ins. NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert has the details.

United Way of Onslow County takes donations for Stuff the Bus

The United Way of Onslow County needs your help providing children in need with school supplies this year.

Family remembers man killed in hit-and-run accident

The family of an Onslow County man killed in a hit-and-run accident is remembering their loved one.

Memorial held for servicemen killed in Chattanooga shooting

Onslow County community members came together Wednesday to remember the five servicemen killed in a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee earlier this month.

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Marines return to Camp Lejeune

About 200 Camp Lejeune Marines and sailors are back at home. They were deployed to Eastern Europe for the last six months. NewsChannel 12’s Jessica Albert has the report.

Man rows from Africa to New York for HIV/AIDS awareness

A man from New York is on a mission to spread AIDS and HIV awareness. He is traveling from Africa to New York in his row boat.

Hit-and-run suspect makes first appearance in court

A hit-and run suspect made his first appearance in Onslow County District Court Monday.

Jacksonville boy with epilepsy uses dog to relieve condition

A Jacksonville boy who has epilepsy is getting some help from his dog to treat his condition.

Man arrested after road crew member killed in hit-and-run in Jacksonville

An accused drunk driver who allegedly killed a road construction worker in a hit-and-run in Jacksonville has been arrested and charged.

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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident remembered

According to the Highway Patrol, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Onslow County on Wednesday around 6 p.m.

Marine veteran standing guard at recruiting office told he could not be there

A Marine veteran in Jacksonville got permission to stand guard outside a recruiting office, but then had that permission taken away.


New middle school will be the largest one in Onslow County

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Dixon Middle School being built in Onslow County.

Supect in Onslow Co. double homicide makes court appearance

The man who sheriff's deputies said killed a woman and her 5-month-old son made  a court appearance Monday morning.

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Duke Energy breaks ground for solar farm at Camp Lejeune

Duke Energy Corp. broke ground Friday morning on a solar energy farm on Camp Lejeune as the military diversifies from petroleum power.

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Onslow school district works to make sure students still get lunch

Four Onslow County schools are serving up free lunches to students this summer.

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run makes first appearance

The Jacksonville man charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Onslow County made is first appearance in court Thursday.

Names of hit-and-run suspect, victim released

The names of the suspect and the victim involved in a hit-and-run death in Jacksonville have been released.

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USO of North Carolina welcomes superhero to Jacksonville event

The USO of North Carolina held its first superhero story time Tuesday at its center in Jacksonville.

Future of Jacksonville group home uncertain

A group home for recovering addicts that opening in Jacksonville last month still faces opposition from neighbors.

North Topsail officials remind visitors of new unattended beach equipment ordinance

North Topsail town leaders are putting out a reminder about an ordinance passed last year. It bans leaving beach equipment on the beach overnight.

Jacksonville police cracking down on shoplifting

Jacksonville police are cracking down on shoplifting within city limits.

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City of Jacksonville assisting churches with security improvements

Many local churches are still evaluating their security measures following the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last month.