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.



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Mom arrested for choking and injuring teenaged son

An Onslow County mom was in court Wednesday on charges she choked her 15-year-old son.

Jacksonville Police Department cracking down on drunk driving

The Jacksonville Police Department is getting ready for the Governors Highway Safety's "Booze It & Lose It" campaign.

Marine Corps tests drone technology

The Marine Corps is testing out drones to help with resupply efforts during deployments.

Family seeks answer in Jacksonville woman's death

A Jacksonville family is seeking answers after the death of their loved one over the weekend.

Jacksonville man charged with holding two people hostage, robbery

An Onslow County man is accused of holding two people hostage as he robbed them.

Jacksonville Smoothie King celebrates first day of summer

People in Jacksonville got to celebrate the first day of summer with a free smoothie on Monday. The owner of the location opened the Smoothie King after she lost her husband in Afghanistan.

Havelock man sentenced for murder of Jacksonville man

A man found guilty this week in the murder of a Jacksonville man has been sentenced to five to seven and a half years in prison. Corey Thomas, 28, of Havelock, murdered Robert Ward in 2014.

Ban on beach equipment left overnight aims to protect turtle population

North Topsail Beach town leaders passed an ordinance last year prohibiting beach equipment being left on the beach overnight.

Man found dead inside home destroyed by fire in Carteret County

Carteret County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a fatal fire in Carteret County.

Governor McCrory attends graduation aboard Camp Lejeune

Sixteen active-duty Marines graduated from an accelerated welding program aboard Camp Lejeune Thursday. Governor Pat McCrory attended the ceremony.

Trial begins in 2014 Jacksonville shooting death

A Craven County man is on trial for first degree murder in Onslow County this week.

Family starts petition to get Swansboro High School graduation moved

Several parents in Swansboro are calling for the town's high school's graduation to be moved because of space constraints.

Organization releases 14 sea turtles back into ocean

Volunteers from the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center released 14 turtles back into the ocean Wednesday in Surf City.


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Memorial Day service held in honor of Onslow County veterans

The Beirut Memorial Chapter 642 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart held its eighth annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.

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Camp Lejeune family asks for dog's safe return

A Carteret County family is asking for the public's help locating their missing dog.

Local veteran in the running for 7-Eleven competition

An Onslow County veteran is in the running to win his own 7-Eleven store. He is a finalist in the company's Operation: Take Command Veterans Franchise Giveaway.

Marines participate in deployment training

Marines from the Second MEF at Camp Lejeune are preparing for deployment and we got an inside look at what it all involves.

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Elijah Tsawo: One year after liver surgery

We have an encouraging update from NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert on a story we brought you last year regarding a little boy who needed a liver transplant.

Photographer offers free newborn photo sessions to military families

A Jacksonville photographer is offering free newborn baby photo sessions to military spouses whose husbands are deployed during the birth.

Piney Green Road construction closer to completion

The Piney Green Road construction in Jacksonville has been going on for three and a half years. We're learning the process is one step closer to completion.

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Man arrested in murder of Marine's spouse, 37 years later

An arrest is made in a 37-year-old cold case in Onslow County. A former Marine has been arrested for the murder of another Marine's wife in 1979.

Girl Scouts deliver thousands of boxes of cookies to USO

Girl scouts from Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines donated hundreds of cases of cookies to the USO of NC Jacksonville Center Thursday.

SBI investigating former Wallace police officer for stealing lawnmower

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Duplin County Sheriff's Office are investigating a former canine officer who turned himself in for reportedly stealing a lawnmower.

Volunteer firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

State troopers are investigating a Sunday afternoon wreck that left a Bear Creek volunteer firefighter dead.

Camp Lejeune celebrates 75th birthday with morning colors ceremony

Camp Lejeune celebrated its 75th anniversary by hosting a special morning colors ceremony.

County moves agencies into new facilities, non-profit asked to vacate

The Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency received a letter this week from the Onslow County manager saying they have to vacate their office. The county wants to use the space for county agencies.

Vigil scheduled for sexual assault victims

A vigil is scheduled for Thursday in honor of sexual assault victims. It will be held at the Jacksonville Riverwalk Park.

Fundraiser started for elderly couple who lost home in fire

An elderly couple in Onslow County has lost their home in a fire. Family members have started a fundraiser to help the couple because they did not have homeowner's insurance.

North Topsail Beach board approves study on possible fire station upgrades

Leaders in North Topsail Beach say the fire station needs $1 million in repairs. The town's Board of Aldermen approved a study about those repairs.

County: Nuisance violation issued for building damaged in storm

Onslow County's Planning and Development Director said a nuisance violation has been issued to the owner of the building that was damaged by a storm a few months ago.

Holocaust survivor speaks aboard Camp Lejeune

A Holocaust survivor spoke aboard Camp Lejeune Thursday.

National Telecommunications Safety Week recognized in Jacksonville

It's National Telecommunications Week, which creates awareness to the work 911 operators do behind the scenes for firefighters, EMS and police officers.

Active-duty Marine allegedly told he couldn't eat at buffet because of service dog

An active-duty Marine said he was not allowed to eat at a buffet in Morehead City because his service dog was with him.

Murder victim's sister pleads for information leading to an arrest

The sister of the man killed in front of a barbershop earlier this month is pleading to the public for more information about his death.

Mother fights to help those suffering from drug addiction

A local mother, whose son died of an overdose last week, is now raising money to help others fight their drug addictions.

Prayer rally held in Jacksonville to support House Bill 2

Conservative Christian activists rallied at the Freedom Fountain in Jacksonville in support of House Bill 2. Dissenters of the bill also attended the rally to protest it.

Onslow County animal shelter in need of renovations

Onslow County Animal Services needs extensive renovations to its outside dog area and is asking for help in raising money. To donate to the project, click here.

Navy veteran riding to bring awarenes to homeless vets

Michael Beattie is biking 12,000 miles from Connecticut to Florida to bring awareness to the issue of homeless and hungry veterans.

Duplin County officials still working unsolved murder case

This week marks six months since two men were murdered on the same day in Duplin County. While one case resulted in an arrest, the other is still an ongoing investigation.